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The Top 6 Day Hikes in Park City

Park City is nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, and is a short drive away from the Uinta mountains. With two major ski resorts close by and great nightlife, it’s a solid spot for a winter vacation, but there is also world class hiking nearby. Whether you’re looking to hike right from downtown Park City or take the scenic drive to the Uinta mountains, there are great options for any skill level. There are also plenty of family- and dog-friendly trails. From the steep cliffs of Bald Mountain to the convenience of Round Valley, the Park City area truly delivers when it comes to hiking. 1. Lofty Lakes Loop A post shared by MarieSimardGoulet (@marieandreesimardgoulet) on Aug 17, 2017 at 2:08pm...

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10 Toughest Adventures in North Carolina

Home of majestic mountains, immense national forests, and seemingly infinite stretches of pristine coastline, North Carolina is not only laden with stunning natural landscape, it is also full of gritty and grueling outdoors adventures. Take your pick: churning whitewater, storm swollen Atlantic swells, high peaks of the southern Appalachians—if you can dream it, you can do it in North Carolina. These are just a few of the Tar Heel State’s most thrilling outdoor adventures. 1. Thru-Hike the Mountains-to-Sea Trail The 1,150-mile Mountains to Sea Trail offers stunning vistas throughout the state. Joe Giordano Stretching 1,150-miles from the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains to the sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge in the Outer Banks, North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail is nearly...

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How and Why Colorado Continues to Be the Fittest State in the Country

By now, you’ve probably heard that Colorado is consistently ranked among the healthiest states in the nation. As of 2016, it’s been designated the leanest state for more than a decade by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Centennial State is home to some of the lowest rates of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in the country, and fewer Colorado residents are considered physically inactive than in any other state. But why? What are Coloradans doing that puts them above the rest? From mountain climbing with co-workers to being mindful of what goes on their dinner table, people in Colorado incorporate a healthy lifestyle across all areas of their lives. It Starts with the Commute Coloradans use bikes for...

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Palos Trail System - Mountain Biking

Overview Destination HighlightsQuick Workout, Most Of A Day, Good For Beginners, and Good For Experts Dog FriendlyOn Leash Only Topo MapPalos Trail System - Mountain Biking map Land WebsitePalos Trail System - Mountain Biking SeasonalitySpring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Distance17.5 miles Time To Complete5.0 hours Difficulty3 Intro Near the junction of I-55 and I-294 is the mountain biking Mecca for the Chicago area—Palos Forest Preserve. Well, technically it’s several forest preserves that are part of the Cook County Forest Preserve system, but to anyone who enjoys riding off-road, you only need to know one word: Palos. The trail system in the preserve features nine trails of varying degrees of difficulty, with plenty of singletrack mixed in with some multi-track roads....

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The Ultimate Ales and Trails Guide to the San Luis Valley

If you’ve spent any time in Colorado, you know the Centennial State takes its beer just as seriously as its outdoor pursuits. With nearly 300 craft breweries statewide, the possible combinations of awesome hiking, biking, paddling, and climbing, followed by your choice of incredible microbrew, are nearly limitless. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the San Luis Valley, where you’ve got thousands of square miles of playground, including Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains, and the Rio Grande River, just to name a few. Here are a few of our favorite trail-to-ale pairings to get your creative juices flowing. Explore Alamosa Established in 1878 as a rail center on the Denver and...

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