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Estes Park Wild Side 4×4 Tours : Take a Ride on the Wild Side

While a Colorado car camping trip is prized for the beautiful and sometimes rugged hiking opportunities, there’s another option. In Estes Park, just outside the Rocky Mountain National Park, the 50 Campfires Team discovered Wild Side 4×4 Tours. A bit ...

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Jolly Rancher Lemonade

You’re going to love this sweet campsite twist on Jolly Rancher Lemonade. In 1949 a man by the name of Bill Harmsen began making ice cream and other confections in Golden, Colorado and selling most of his products in Denver. ...

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Campfire Trout In Foil Recipe

If you love fresh fish, you’ve got to try our Campfire Trout in Foil recipe! Fishing is a big deal in Colorado. Everywhere you travel, you’re likely to come across someone trying to catch trout. Fly fishing, in particular, is ...

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Colorado Peach Cobbler Camping Recipe

Once you’ve tried this Colorado Peach Cobbler camping recipe, you may come to the understanding that THIS is the reason Dutch ovens were invented. You can hold out for Colorado Peach season which is focused in August, but this cobbler ...

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Honey Stinger S’more Recipe

Honey Stingers are made in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and no energy food – new or old – embraces the mountain lifestyle more. Honey Stingers are great on their own, but in a s’more? Now that’s a Colorado Rocky Mountain High! ...

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Colorado Slopper Camping Recipe

The Colorado Slopper Camping Recipe This is one of those recipes for which the creation is claimed by a number of old timey Colorado watering holes. We’re not sure who to give the credit to, but whoever dreamt this one ...

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Vegetarian Colorado Chili Verde Recipe

Vegetarian Colorado Chili Verde Wherever you go in Colorado you’ll see Chile Verde or Green Chile offered as a side dish or sauce. It goes well as either. For the campsite we cut some corners, but this is still a ...

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Quick Campfire Pinto Beans Recipe

Quick Campfire Pinto Beans Colorado – specifically Dove Creek, Colorado – stakes the claim to the title “Pinto Bean Capital of the World.” That may be so, but in any case it’s hard to think of a more traditional picture ...

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Hiking Into Glenwood Springs Colorado : Glenwood Hot Springs

Hike to Glenwood Springs … and Back Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a little town in a canyon where the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River converge. As you roll into town, you’ll wind through a 12-mile stretch called Glenwood ...

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Colorado River Fishing : Estes Park & Taylor River

Colorado Rocky Mountain FISH! Perhaps more than any other state, Colorado typifies the “mountain lifestyle.” That includes hiking, biking, climbing, and simple appreciation of the scenic beauty and clean air. But consider this: Colorado is also home to more than ...

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