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A Publication by the Cañon City Daily Record & Shopper

Everything You Love About Trails In Colorado

Trail & Outdoor

Guide

SUMMER/FALL 2018


Table Of Contents •2018 Food, Fun, Trails & More • Cañon City Shopper

Colorado Has So Many Activities To Explore. This Guide Will Include Many Of Those Activities Throughout Fremont County As Well As Surrounding Areas In Colorado.

HuntingKnow Before You Go Hunting Seasons Hunting......

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Hiking & Mountain Biking Know Before You Go Local Trails Local Trails Local Trails

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Horseback Trails Fremont County Pg 16 Know Before You Go Pg 17 Tips and Trails Food & Fun Fremont County Entertainment & Attraction Directory y Pg 19 Local Dinning Pg 20-23

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ATV, Jeep & 4x4 Off Roading Know Before You Go Local Off Road Trailss Tincup & Nearby Trails More Colorado Trails Lakes-

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Know Before You Go Local Trails

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CampingKnow Before You Go Local Trails Local

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FishingKnow Before You Go Local Trails

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An array of wildlife suitable for hunting may be found on national

orange, Stay safe when hunting by following these tips: Check

forests and grasslands. Hunting is a seasonal activity, and the rules

weather reports before embarking on a hunting trip. Tell someone

are simple: Follow the state laws and regulations pertaining to

where you will be hunting and when you will return. Be familiar with

hunting, including seasons, dates and licensing. Forests and grasslands

the area you want to hunt. Bring a map and compass. Carry a basic

may place some areas as offlimits to hunting. So check in with your

survival kit and be prepared for an unexpected overnight stay in the

local Forest Service ranger to be sure you are following all the rules.

field. The survival kit should contain a rope, a knife, water, waterproof

When on Forest Service land remember that: All firearms and bows

matches, an emergency shelter, and first aid supplies. Dress properly

with arrows should be cased and unloaded while in a recreation area

and be prepared for the worst possible conditions. Wear hunter

or other public areas. Discharging a firearm (including a bow and

orange as your outermost gear so that you are visible to other hunters.

arrow) is prohibited in or within 150 yards of a developed recreation

Do not wear white or tan during deer season. Always treat your

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Fremont County Hunting Seasons

Hunting Tips

site, a residence, or any place where people are likely to be.

weapon as if it is loaded, even if it isn’t, and know where your hunter

Shooting across bodies of water or a Forest Service road is prohibited. Shooting into or within any cave, mine or open shaft is

partners are located at all times. Check hunting equipment before and after each outing, and

prohibited. Private land is interspersed with public land and you

maintain it properly. Familiarize yourself with its operation before

must obtain written permission from the private landowner to hunt

using it in the field.

on their property. Obtain a map and use caution to ensure you don’t inadvertently stray off public land onto private. Only portable stands or blinds are allowed. Check with your local ranger district for restrictions and time limits. Hunting-be seen wearing

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Clearly identify your target before shooting. Prevent unfortunate accidents or fatalities. -Courtesy of U.S. Forest Services


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2018 Hunting i Season Archery

Fremont County Hunting Seasons

Deer/elk (west of I-25 and Unit 140) Aug. 25–Sept. 23 Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 1–26 Nov. 7–30 Dec. 15–31 Moose Sept. 8–23 Pronghorn Aug. 15-Sept. 20* Bear (over-the-counter with caps) Sept. 2–30

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Deer/elk/moose Sept. 8–16* Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 13–21 Pronghorn Sept. 21–29 Bear (over-the-counter with caps) Sept. 8–16

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Rifle

Moose Oct. 1–14 Separate limited elk (1st season) Oct. 13-17 Combined deer/elk (2nd season) Oct. 20–28 Combined deer/elk (3rd season) Nov. 3-11 Combined limited deer/elk (4th season) Nov. 14–18 Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 27–Nov. 6 Late plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Dec. 1–14 Pronghorn limited draw Oct. 6–12* Bear limited draw Sept. 2–30* Bear (over-the-counter with caps), concurrent with deer/elk rifle seasons Oct. 13-Nov.18


FUN Run & Dinner Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm A 4-lap (5-mile) run and dinner showcasing the historic farmland and current agricultural offerings of Cañon City’s growers and culinary artists. Start / finish and dinner at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

Cost: $30 per person ($25 youth or no wine) includes run entry, commemorative reusable shopping bag, light dinner, four wine sample pairings, and entertainment. $30 for spectator meals. for registration and details visit

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2018 Hunting Fees 2018 Draw (Limited) License Fees

Fremont County Hunting Seasons

Important Note: Anyone ages 18-64 MUST purchase a Habitat Stamp in order to buy or apply for a preference point or for a hunting or fishing license. For more information, read about the Habitat Stamp.

License Type Fee -This is the fee you will be charged if you are successful in drawing your license, or get an unsuccessful option.

DEER Resident adult $31 Resident youth $10.75

Nonresident adult/fishing combo* $396 Nonresident youth/fishing combo* $100.75

ELK

Resident adult $46 Resident youth $10.75 Nonresident bull/fishing combo* $661 Nonresident either-sex/fishing combo* $661 Nonresident cow/fishing combo* $496 Nonresident youth/fishing combo* $100.75

PRONGHORN

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Resident adult $31 Resident youth $10.75 Nonresident adult/fishing combo*

MOOSE

$396 Nonresident youth/fishing combo* $100.75

Resident $251 Nonresident/fishing combo* $2,211

BEAR

Resident $41 Nonresident/fishing combo* $351

All prices include a 25-cent search-and-rescue fee, a 75-cent surcharge for the Wildlife Management Education Fund and a $3 application fee for limited licenses applied for in the draw.

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Beat the heat: Tips to stay healthy and hydrated (BPT) - Americans love summertime and with good reason. It is the best time for outdoor fun and travel with family. Many people enjoy outdoor activities such as bicycling, kayaking and hiking, and kids are more active with sports. One thing to keep in mind when out and about in the summer heat is to stay properly hydrated. Unfortunately, many of us are not drinking enough water. In fact, 36 percent of adult Americans drink only three or fewer cups of water per day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some tips for healthy hydration. Replace your electrolytes

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Engaging in physical activity when it is hot outside means you lose water which has to be replaced. You are also losing electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and bicarbonate) which need to be replaced. Very high temperatures - especially for a prolonged period - can be dangerous, especially for seniors. Ideally, anyone engaging in outdoor activity in the heat or even an indoor exercise program should drink 8 to 12 ounces of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes during a session. If exercising exceeds an hour, a beverage that contains electrolytes is preferable to plain water. That is why most sports drinks contain salt. Of course anyone can easily make their own sports drink by adding a quarter to a half teaspoon of salt per liter or 32 ounces of water. Replacing lost electrolytes is important because they help to regulate cardiovascular and neurological functions, fluid balance and oxygen delivery.

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Avoid hyponatremia Replacing water without sufficient salt can produce hyponatremia, a potentially deadly condition caused by too little sodium in the bloodstream. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can include nausea, muscle cramps, disorientation, confusion, seizures, coma and even death. There have been several documented cases of illness and even deaths from hyponatremia over the past several years. According to the British Medical Journal, 16 runners have died as a result of too little sodium and over-hydration, while another 1,600 have become seriously ill. It is true that water intoxication is more commonly seen among extreme athletes, but older individuals may also be at risk for several reasons. Exercise and aging It is important to be active but be careful not to push yourself especially in high heat. As we age, our kidneys become less efficient at conserving the salt we need when the body is stressed, such as from dehydration and high temperatures. When combined with common medications such as diuretics, which are commonly prescribed to treat hypertension, the result could be a greater risk for hyponatremia. When you exercise, your body’s metabolism works at a much higher rate, breaking down and regenerating tissues and creating waste metabolites that need to be flushed out of your system. However, regardless of your level of activity, you still need to maintain good hydration. So remember to always drink plenty of water to beat the heat, but you may also want to up your intake of electrolytes.


These Maps Have been Provided By Fremont Adventure Recreation

Fremont County Has Many Trails For Hikers, Walkers, Mountain Biking, Equestrians Please Note: Many Trails are pet friendly. Keep your dog on a leash, bring waste bags and clean up after your pet.

Start: Ecology Park Users: Hike, BIke Equestrians Terrain: Natural Surface Single Pet Friendly: Yes

Temple Canyon Park

Royal Gorge Park

Difficulty: Intermediate To Advanced

Difficulty: Novice To Intermediate

Start: Parking Lot Off Of County Rd 3

Start: Multiple Parking areas Royal Gorge Park

Trail Users: Hikers

Trail Users: Hikers, Bikers, Walkers

Terrain: Steep Switchbacks To Flat Creekside single track

Terrain: Natural Surface Single Track

Pet Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Fremont County Hike & Bike Trails

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South Cañon Trails

Difficulty: NOVICE TO ADVANCED

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These Maps Have been Provided By Fremont Adventure Recreation

Fremont County Hike & Bike Trails

Red Canyon Park Difficulty: Novice To Intermediate Start: Multiple Parking & Camping Areas Trail Users: Hikers, Walkers, Mountain Biking Terrain: Natural Surface, Some Rock Scrambling Pet Friendly: Yes, Please keep your dog on a leash, bring waste bags and clean up after your pet.

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Oil Well Flats Difficulty: Novice To Advanced Start: See www.joinfar.org/trails for directions Trail Users: Hikers, Bikers, Equestrians Terrain: Rocky; Natural Surface Single Track Pet Friendly: Yes, Please keep your dog on a leash, bring waste bag and clean up after your pet

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These Maps Have been Provided By Fremont Adventure Recreation

Rock Climbing North Cañon

Rock Climbing South Cañon

Fremont County Hike & Bike Trails • Cañon City Shopper

FAR has additional maps and information that can be found at www.joinfar.org

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ATV, Jeep & 4x4 Off Roading

5 Horseback Riding Tips for Beginners

Horseback riding can be both an exhilarating and nerve-racking experience, because working with live animals requires a certain level of patience and expertise.

evenly by pushing down on its opposite shoulder when mounting, as opposed to having your weight hanging from 1 side. 3. Once riding, you feel insecure or wobbly on the horse.

But when done right, this activity can be relaxing, rejuvenating and therapeutic. Many studies have shown horseback riding to be beneficial to cognitive and psychological processes.

This is most likely because of incorrect positioning and seating alignment.

Furthermore, you gain a greater appreciation for the dynamic and symbiotic relationship formed through working with such amazing creatures.

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As with any newly acquired skill, horseback riding requires instruction and practice. Here are 5 common problems that beginning horseback riders experience and tips on how to overcome them. 1. The horse seems unapproachable or aggressive. Some horses feel apprehensive when approached in a straight line. When approaching, try walking in an arc toward the horse — the goal is to make your presence known. Avoid direct eye contact, and be sure that the horse is facing your direction. Finally, when in close enough proximity, establish a rapport first by extending a hand for the horse to smell. Pet the horse gently prior to hopping on it. This will help develop a closer initial bond between the 2 of you. 2. You are having problems mounting the horse.

The rule of thumb is that proper riding posture should allow for a straight line to be drawn through the rider’s ear, shoulder, hip and heel. Your shoulders and back should be straight, and the widest part of your feet should be positioned in the stirrup. 4. The horse does not stop when you pull back on the reins. Stopping is a combination of verbal cues, body positioning and rein movement. Start with a “whoa” call, followed by a halt cue of closing your fingers and pulling backward on the reins in conjunction with pushing your seat deeper into the saddle. 5. The horse bolts or is going too fast and is unresponsive to halt cues. In situations such as this, it may be necessary to use the emergency stop technique to regain control of the horse. While holding the reins tightly in both hands, pull on 1 side until the horse’s head turns — forcing him to slow in a circular motion. This “emergency brake” is called the 1-rein stop, and can effectively allow the rider to regain control if the horse is bucking or going too fast.

Horses are typically trained to accept riders mounting on the left side, so be sure to follow this rule accordingly.

If the horse is completely out of control and running extremely fast in a straight line, a sudden pull into a circle turn could be dangerous.

If the horse is moving, allow it to move and find a balance point. Don’t force it to be still — instead, try to control the direction in which the horse is moving. Make sure to distribute your weight

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The Byers Peak Trail is a great day ride, climbing through tall forests to the high elevations of Byers Peak, where views of the Indian Peaks and Rocky Mountain National Park cap offa spectacular ride. -Maps are Courtesy of Sangre.com and sangre-de-cristo.com

East Inlet Trailhead The East Inlet Trailhead is located on the Eastern side of Grand Lake. This popular trail is easy to find, and you get to see the breathtaking Adams Falls. After the falls, the trail offers more amazing sites, you pass several more waterfalls, and eventually, you get to Lone Pine Lake. After Lone Pine, you get to see the spectacular, forested shoreline of Lake Verna. *Horses are not allowed on La

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Fremont County Food & Fun Cañon City and the Royal Gorge Region are a one-stop shopping place for family fun, adventure seekers, and those just looking to relax surrounded by incredible natural scenery. Please see the list below....THE FUN STARTS HERE IN CAÑON CITY! Arkansas Riverwalk Trails Trail Map, Arts and Culture, Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office

GIS Maps, Golf, Hiking and Trail Systems, History and Museums, Horsebackriding, Jeep Tours, John Griffen Park Leave No Trace, Lodging, OffRoad Adventures, Rafting and Kayaking, Red Canyon Park, Rock Climbing Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Scenic Byways, Shopping, Skydiving, Skyline Drive South Cañon City Trailhead and Proposed Trail Development (BLM), Temple Canyon Park, Tunnel Drive Trail Whitewater Kayak and Recreation Park, Wildlife Viewing, Wineries, Ziplines

• Museum of Colorado Prisons

• Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

• Royal Gorge Skydiving

1st &Macon

3011 E Hwy 50

Fremont County Airport

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Cañon City, CO 81212

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife River Outfitters, Cycling, Dining, Fishing, Fremont County Self-Guided Heritage Tours

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Camping, Colorado Birding Trail, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Arkansas Headwater Recreation Areas

• Royal Gorge Bridge and Park 4218 County Road 3A Cañon City, CO 81212 719.275.7507 or 888.333.5597

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Margarita Monday’s $4.00 Margartitas & $2.00 Chips & Salsa Tuesday- Family Night! Includes Family Style Pizza & Pasta WednesdayPasta Lovers Night Thursday - Choose Your Salad • Wedge • Loaded •Pasta Friday Steak Lovers Night. SaturdayLasganga Night

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Margarita Monday’s 00 $4. Margartitas & $2.00 Chips & Salsa Tuesday- Family Night! Includes Family Style Pizza & Pasta WednesdayPasta Lovers Night Thursday - Choose Your Salad • Wedge • Loaded •Pasta Friday Steak Lovers Night. SaturdayLasganga Night

Monday-Saturday 11am - 9pm 231 Main St. • 276-7240

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Ortega’s Taco Tuesday:

Margaritas:

2 tacos $4.89 3 tacos $5.99 Pork and Avocado Burrito Chili Relleno Seafood Enchiladas Chimichangas Stuffed Sopapillas

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2301 E. Main St. • Patio is open • 275-9437

Tue. 7:30am-8pm, Fri & Sat 7:30am-8pm, Sun. 7:30am-1pm (Closed M, W, Th)

Roller’s Donuts

2347 Fremont Drive Cañon City, CO 81212 (719) 285-8280

Cup and Cone

Located at 2347 Fremont Drive in Canon City, Colorado, Roller’s serves the community delicious, top quality donuts Monday – Saturday. They also accept orders by phone and can provide delicious treats for events as well. Just call (719) 285-8280 and they will have your order ready for pickup the next business day. Don’t miss out on the best donuts in town! http://rollersdonuts.com

2930 E Main St Canon City, CO 81212 (719) 285-8920

Jump Start Java’s first location is a cute little drive-thru right in front of Atencio Glass at 2930 E. Main St. Our second location is a little walk in cafe downtown on the corner of 12th and Main.

JumpStart Java

331 Royal Gorge Blvd Ste E Canon City, CO 81212 (719) 275-3434 Hand Dipped Organic Boulder Ice Cream Parlor, Barista Espresso Bar, Root Beer and Hand Made Soda Fountain, Cool Beads Beaded Ice Cream Great News for Ice Cream Lovers!! Boulder Ice Cream is Non-GMO and made in Colorado!!! AND Blue Bell ice cream has returned! Out where the West begins . . . . . Cañon City -home of the Royal Gorge and THE MOST RAFTED RIVER IN THE WORLD!

512 Royal Gorge Blvd Canon City, CO 81212 (719) 269-3333

French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Serves Brunch Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

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GATEWAY LIQUOR Country Green Shoppette

3055 E. Highway 50 269-1289 • Breakfast Burritos • french Dip • reuBen • B.L.t • cinnamon roLLs • Burgers & fries • fish sanDwich • chicken sanDwich • BBQ Beef • homemaDe pies • omeLets • hot turkey sanDwich

Mon - Tues 6am - 1pm • Wed - Sat 6am - 8pm • Sun 6am - 4pm

Breakfast Mr. Ed’s Breakfast Burrito!

Two farm fresh eggs, golden hash browns, sausage, smothered in green or red chili topped with shredded chedder cheese or country style with sausage gravy and cheese $7.50

Homemade GIANT Cinnamon Rolls Served hot with whipped butter $3.50

Huevos Rancheros

Two farm fresh eggs atop a flour tortilla with refried beans and topped with pork green chili $7.50

House Favorites Chicken fried steak & gravy or chopped sirloin & 2 eggs (includes hash browns & toast). $8.50

Two Golden brown pancakes & your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage $6.75

Golden brown pancakes with 2 eggs, bacon, or sausage (includes hashbrowns) $8.50

Golden Waffle with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. $6.75

Ham & 2 eggs (includes hashbrowns) $7.00

French Toast (our own recipe) & your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. $6.75

Bacon or sausage & 2 eggs (includes hashbrowns & toast) $7.00

Homemade biscuits & sausage gravy (may substitute hashbrowns) $6.50

Diced ham & scrambled eggs (includes hashbrowns & toast) $6.50

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Sausage and Eggs:

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Spicy Sausage: 1 Large Hot Italian Sausage Link from Scanga Meats. butterflied and grilled ……$9.25

Ham and Eggs: Generous Slice of Honey

Veggie Scramble: Eggs with onions, tomatoes, chilis,

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Single Cake……$2.05 Double Stack……$3.95 Mixed Berries:

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Burger and Eggs:

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Corned Beef Hash: Slow Roasted Corned Beef

Brisket served over House Red Potatoes, Peppers and Cowboy Pile Up: Homemade Biscuit, Sausage Pattys, Onions. Topped with Red Potatoes & Eggs piled with Country Gravy and topped 2 Eggs your style. with Cheddar Cheese ……$9.25 (no side toast)……$9.95 Ham……$8.75

Cinnamon Roll……$5.95

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A Saturday morning favorite, 2 Cakes Banana Nut……$6.95 2 Cakes with Fresh Banana Seasonal: 2 Cakes and Walnuts Topped or Filled with Bacon……$5.95 Seasonal Topping…$6.95 Don’t knock it’ till you try it– 2 Cakes 2 cakes with Seasonal Mixed Berries in the batter……$6.95

LUNCH & DINNER MENU • Available from 11AM Homemade Veggie Burger: Homemade recipe

Bruschetta Chicken: Split Chicken Breast of Wild Mushrooms, Rice and Grains on a Grilled Brioche grilled and served with Brushetta Topping and Parmesan Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and Pickle. Cheese. Served with Herbed Quinoa and Add Cheese .59……$8.95 Basmati Rice & Veggies ……$11.95 Burger: 1/3 Pound Ground Angus Chuck with Grilled Bun, Mountain Meatloaf: Homemmade Recipe Lettuce, Tomato, Onion. Add Cheese .59 with Garlic Mashed Potatoes Brown Gravy Sub 1/2 lb patty add $1.50……$8.75 and Seasonal Veggies ……$10.95 Ciabatta Burger: With Sauteed Mushrooms, Chicken Fried Steak: 8oz Breaded Steak with Roasted Peppers & Mozzarella Cheese on Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Smothered in Country Gravy Grilled Ciabatta Bread ……$9.95 and served with Seasonal Vegetables ……$12.95 BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger: With BBQ Sauce, Steak Tacos: 3 Flour or Corn Tortillas with Marinated Chedder Cheese, Applewood Bacon, Crispy Onions…$10.25 Steak Strips, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo, Lettuce and Patty Melt: 1/3 Pound Patty with Grilled Onions, Swiss Shredded Cheddar. Served with Chips and Salsa…$12.95 Cheese, 1,000 Island on Grilled Rye ……$9.25

Chef’s Cut Steak Dinner: USDA Choice Steak cut

In House. Ask your server for tonight’s cut. Topped with Herbed Butter and served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Veggies ……** Market Price Soup du Jour……Cup $3.95 Bowl $5.45 Ask your server for today’s soup Tico’s Pork Green Chili……Cup $3.95 Bowl $5.45 Add a large flour/corn tortilla for $1.00 Soup & Salad Combo: House Salad with Soup or Green Chili……$7.95 House Salad: Mixed Greens, Carrots, Cucumber, Tomato, Choice of Dressing……$5.25 Quinoa Salad: Chopped Romaine, Herbed Quinoa and Basmati Rice, Cucumber, Diced Tomatoes, Avocado, and Red Onion. Drizzled with Cilantro and Lime Dressing……$6.25

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A vacation for the ages: 7 off-roading tips Summer's here and millions of folks are gearing up for the Great American Road Trip. Instead of hitting the highway, how about taking a sharp turn off-road instead? That's the suggestion of 79-years-young Jim Brightly, a still-active off-road and outdoor journalist who has a vast array of publications on his resume, including Four Wheeler, Truckin', Trailer Life and Field & Stream. Brightly, an off-roader for more than 50 years, says "Off-roading is always challenging and fun. You never know what's going to happen on the trail or what you can see over the next hill." The best part of off-roading, says Brightly, is that it's ageless. "It's a great vacation for all ages, old and young. Our three kids grew up in a Jeep's backseat, and now our grandkids are continuing the sport. You can get away from the crowds or take your personal crowd with you in their own rigs. You can smell the campfire, see the stars, enjoy the adrenalin from playing in the dunes or finding that perfect campsite."

7. Know your tires. Choose a tire that's appropriate for the terrain you'll be on most of the time. For off-roading, you'll need something extremely durable, with great traction. "Good tires are super essential on- or off-road," Brightly says, "because they play a vital role in braking, steering, comfort and handling." For off-roading, Brightly says choices include a versatile all-terrain tire (A/T), or a durable mud-terrain (M/T) tire like Yokohama Tire's rugged GEOLANDAR M/T G003 or GEOLANDAR X-MT. "These tires are also designed for highway use and daily driving, too - they are on my rig for my upcoming 2,700-mile Continental Divide expedition." Maintaining your off-road tires for daily use is essential, too. This includes taking five minutes a month to check your tire pressure. Keeping them properly inflated will give you a better ride and save fuel. Other tire tips include:

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For beginning off-roaders, Brightly has a few tips for a memorable experience: 1. Slow down: Enjoy the scenery and watch for the challenges so you can approach them correctly and safely.

* Check your tread depth by placing a penny upside down into a tread groove. If you can see all of Lincoln's head, your tire's tread has worn down to the legal limit and you need to buy new tires.

2. Safety first: Always carry plenty of water and never go off-road alone. Just like swimming, you always want to have a buddy along.

* Tires must be replaced when the tread is worn down to 2/32 of an inch (the lowest legal limit). It's best to replace them before they reach 2/32, depending on your climate and driving conditions.

3. Fluid situation: Check all your vehicle's fluids (oil, brake, coolant, wiper) to make sure they are at the right levels. 4. Don't trash it: Respect the outdoors and trail you're on by not leaving any trash behind. 5. Nice spare: Along with a matching spare tire, keep a spare fan belt as well (and the tools needed to change it). Your rig will never break down in the driveway, but a fan belt could snap or slip at any time. 6. Be careful: Know your off-road driving skill level and limitations: don't do more than you can safely handle.

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* Rotating your tires regularly promotes even wear of the tread. Tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. For more tire care and safety tips, visit www.yokohamatire.com/tires-101 or www.USTires.org. - Courtesy of Brandpoint


SALES • SERVICE • ACCESSORIES

Here in Fremont County we have a couple of Colorado’s most EXTREME trails as well as easy trails!

Liberty Trail • Penrose

Status/Difficulty: Open, DIFFICULT 9-10

Trail Coordinates: Trail Length: Nearby Town(s):

The Bank • Red Canyon y

Trail Coordinates: Trail Length: Nearby Town(s):

38.5028,-105.030602

.80 Miles

Penrose, Cañon City, Florence

Trail Coordinates: Trail Length: Nearby Town(s):

38.4938634,-105.0315607

0.28 Miles

Penrose, Cañon City, Florence

This rock crawling trail is short, but don’t let that fool you, this system is one of the toughest in the state. . The Drop In and Bunker Hill are the main obstacles of the trail. The Drop In consists of ledges that can cause your vehicle to become offcamber. After a brief rocky section you will reach Freedom Trail and Bunker Hill. Freedom Trail is used as an optional exit. It’s not too difficult, but it’s fairly steep. Bunker Hill is a large obstacle consisting of two parts. The first part is the Waterfall which is a very large drop of a piece of rounded granite. Immediately after is a section with large boulders and drop offs. Flopping and breaking is common here. Once down there is a short rocky section where you connect with Patriot Trail and Liberty Trail. This trail system is closed if there is any wet or snowy conditions.

Independence Trail • Penrose

38.6146574,-105.2249479

7.28 Miles (Loop)

Cañon City

“The Bank”is an outdoors persons’playground, offering 4-wheeling, hiking, mountain biking, ATV and motorcycle trails, and some of the best rock climbing Colorado has to offer. There are many old mines in the area. The views from the trail are breathtaking and change throughout the day depending on the angle of the sun, all of which are worth the drive to this trail alone. There is plenty of opportunity for camping in the area. The 4WD trail will challenge someone new to off-roading with a high clearance stock vehicle, but not so much to make you second guess attempting any of the obstacles. This trail could be combined with Shelf Road and/or Phantom Canyon which are part of the Gold Belt Scenic Byway to make an entire days’trip. The area is open year round with the most popular times of the year being spring and fall.

Of the Penrose Trail System, Liberty Trail is the easiest of them all, but it’s still no cakewalk. It’s also the longest. You can run it in either direction or continue out through a connecting trail. The trail has changed quite a bit due to all the recent rains. Areas that used to be flat have now been washed out where only large rocks remain. The trail head consists of very steep drops and ledges that a vehicle may easily roll on. It can also be hard to go back up due to all the gravel. There are a lot of areas that can push your suspension to its limit from all the flex, but that also means great photo opportunities!

Status/Difficulty: Open, EXTREME 10-10

Status/Difficulty: Open, EASY 3-10

Status/Difficulty: Open, EASY 1-10

Trail Coordinates: Trail Length: Nearby Town(s):

38.5022769961506,-105.10618600063

24.6 Miles

Penrose, Cañon City, Florence

This is a gorgeous, easy drive suitable for 2WD vehicles in dry weather, but parts of it can turn treacherous with heavy rain and snow. The road gets minimal maintenance in winter months. It is basically a gravel road that follows the old Florence-Cripple Creek Railroad bed. It does have some narrow sections and unguarded drop-offs at higher elevations, but most of it is wide enough to allow ample room for two cars to pass. The road more or less parallels the nearby Shelf Road, which was built as a toll road for stagecoaches and provides a very scenic return route to Cañon City from Cripple Creek. Trailers are not allowed on Phantom Canyon Road.

Phantom Canyon 2WD or 4x4

ATV, Jeep & 4x4 Off Roading • Cañon City Shopper

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Tin Cup Pass St. Elmo, CO. Status/Difficulty: Open, EASY - MODERATE

Trail Coordinates: 38.70343,-106.34558 ATV, Jeep & 4x4 Off Roading

Trail Length:

12.8 Miles

Nearby Town(s): St. Elmo Cutting through two National Forests and crossing the Continental Divide at 12,154 feet, this off-road trail offers beautiful high alpine views while following the same route used by miners and prospectors searching for their fortunes in the late 1800’s. This relatively easy route takes you from one historic mountain town, right into another. St. Elmo is a true ghost town that was built during the mining boom of the 1880’s, while Tincup, originally called Virginia City, has been resurrected as a popular summer destination with many historic buildings still in use today.

Tin Cup Pass & Surrounding Trails • St. Elmo, CO. Alpine Tunnel East

Iron Chest

Grizzly Lake

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Status/Difficulty:

Open, EASY 1-10

Status/Difficulty:

Open, MODERATE -DIFFICULT

Status/Difficulty:

Trail Coordinates:

38.7059581,-106.3400924

Trail Coordinates:

38.7023684,-106.3465297

Trail Coordinates:

38.7023684,-106.3465297

Trail Length:

5.66 Miles

Trail Length:

2.7 Miles

Trail Length:

2.9 Miles

Nearby Town(s):

Buena Vista, St. Elmo

Nearby Town(s):

Buena Vista, St. Elmo

Nearby Town(s):

Johnson Village

Situated near the famous ghost town of St. Elmo and within the San Isabel National Forest, this trail will lead you through an area with some of the most historic and beautiful country that Colorful Colorado has to offer. If turn of the century railroads, mining history, and ghost towns are what you are looking for, you will not be disappointed. You will travel through the ghost town of Romley which existed as a service town for the Mary Murphy Mine. With an even more scenic setting, you come to the ghost town of Hancock, with only its log foundations still showing. Hancock served the workers who built the famous Alpine Tunnel. Its main population peak was in the 1880’s and 1890’s while the tunnel was being built.

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Lifts, lockers, driving experience and a set of calm nerves are required to tackle the trip up to the Iron Chest Mine. The rock garden at the beginning of this off-road trail is just one of the unique features, combined with the aerial views of St. Elmo below along the way, that make this one of the most authentic trails in Central Colorado. If you like mining history, rock gardens, shelf roads, epic views and spending time above timberline then this trail should be on your bucket list.

Open, DIFFICULT 8-10

Grizzly Lake is a difficult rock crawling trail that takes you over one demanding challenge at the start to steal your attention, and then never gives that attention back till the trail run is over. This trail combines all aspects of rock crawling into less than 3 miles. With ledge climbs, water crossings, shelf roads, offcamber leans, and tight squeezes between trees, the trail finally rewards you for your courage by providing epic Rocky Mountain views at its ending point. Bring your camera, bring your fishing rod, but most importantly, bring a well equipped vehicle as the trek to Grizzly Lake is certainly an adventurous one.


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Few More Favorite Trail Areas In Colorado..... Georgia Pass • Breckenridge, CO.

ATV, Jeep & 4x4 Off Roading

Status/Difficulty:

Open, EASY - MODERATE

Trail Coordinates:

39.5064862,-105.9465067

Trail Length:

11.3 Miles

Nearby Town(s):

Breckenridge

Georgia Pass is the middle and least trafficked of the three main passes over the Continental Divide in Summit County. To the east, Webster Pass is more popular with the 4WD crowd due to the well known and technical 4WD offroad trails it connects. To the west, Boreas Pass is easy and often clogged with tourists in minivans. The trail summits in the saddle between Mount Guyot and Glacier Ridge with spectacular views of both the rugged Swan River Valley and the grassy plains of South Park. The Glacier Ridge 4WD trail meets this trail at the summit, connecting to the notorious rock garden, Sob Hill.

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Bald Mountain Gulch Johnson Village, ge, CO CO.

Imogene Pass Telluride, CO

Chinaman Gulch Buena Vista, CO.

Status/Difficulty:

Open, EASY 1-10

Status/Difficulty:

Open, EASY -MODERATE

Status/Difficulty:

Trail Coordinates:

38.83108,-105.98739

Trail Coordinates:

37.94013,-107.8117

Trail Coordinates:

38.7922193,-106.0855669

Trail Length:

8.8 Miiles

Trail Length:

11.8 Miles

Trail Length:

6.9 Miles

Nearby Town(s):

Johnson Village

Nearby Town(s):

Telluride

Nearby Town(s):

Buena Vista

Bald Mountain Gulch (FS Road 300) is a 4WD road in the Fourmile area of Colorado, southeast of Johnson Village. Bald Mountain Gulch traverses scenic, high elevation terrain in a northeast to southwest track. It provides the 4x4 enthusiast spectacular rock formations and sandy terrain, plus occasional tawny rock-framed views of the Collegiate Peaks. There are numerous 4WD roads in the vicinity, making Fourmile an ideal destination for a weekend of 4x4 trails, camping, hiking, and fishing. Bald Mountain Gulch is recommended to drive in conjunction with Bald Mountain Loop

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Imogene Pass is truly an icon of the beautiful state of Colorado. Offering gorgeous scenery and traversing Colorado backcountry rich in mining history, Imogene Pass offers an opportunity to look back into time and relive what it would have been like to live and work in this area. Information about these areas are documented along the route on permanent signs and placards. Book-ended by the beautiful towns of Telluride and Ouray at either end of the trail, Imogene Pass offers travelers the ability to get away from civilization yet never being very far from a warm meal and bed if that’s what is desired.

Open, DIFFICULT 8-10

Chinaman Gulch is a very popular, difficult rock crawling trail best suited for modified vehicles. Minimal snow to the area makes it an ideal location for winter wheeling. There are many obstacles and rocks to play on along this 4wd trail, many of which provide multiple lines from easy to hard. Although not very scenic, the occasional views of the Collegiate Peaks are astonishing. This trail is a great trail for groups as the main obstacles provide enough room for vehicles to pull out of the way and watch other vehicles attempt the obstacle.


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A pre-road trip checklist to avoid towing trauma

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(BPT) - The onset of warmer weather means taking to the outdoors, be it boating, camping or simply tackling big jobs in the backyard. The result is a heavy increase in traffic on the roads - and often tagging along with the extra vehicles are the trailers, boats and campers that can put motorists at risk. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 20,000 people require medical attention every year as a result of crashes involving trailers towed by passenger vehicles. These recreational outings don't need to go sideways - nor does whatever you may be towing. Here's a safety checklist to ensure you are towing the right way: Get hitched: A starting point to towing is knowing the pulling capacity of your vehicle, as too much weight can cause a load of problems, no matter how much power your engine has. When it comes to connecting a trailer to the towing vehicle, a critical component, of course, is the coupler - the part of the hitch system that is attached to the trailer. The coupler needs to be secured, tight and locked. On the towing vehicle, avoid using a ball mount and hitch that is rusted, cracked, corroded or poorly designed - anything that can compromise its integrity. A safe answer is applying a new hitch, like the Ultra-Tow Complete Tow Kit, which is a durable and easy solution to pull whatever you're towing. Bottom line: Always reference the "coupling to tow vehicle" section of your vehicle manual to make sure it is done right. Feel the (tire) pressure: An often forgotten element on the trailer towing checklist is making sure the trailer's tire pressure is at the right level. In addition, inspect tires for wear or trauma - and be sure to have a spare. Be a chain agent: Once you place and pop in the coupler over the ball mount, the next step is applying the safety chains, which need to be rigged to the tow vehicle. Avoid the common mistake of rigging the

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safety chains to the hitch or ball mount itself. Safety chains are federal law and will keep the trailer from drifting in the event the trailer coupling separates from the ball mount. Light it up: No matter what you're driving, communicating with other vehicles is paramount to safety - and that means having properly working brake, tail and turn signal lights. Before departing, sync up the trailer lights with the tow vehicle and test it out so that other motorists will know your actions. Locked down and loaded: Once everything is hitched, it's time to load up the cargo. It's best to be balanced with weight distribution, but put heavier cargo in the front of the trailer. And of course, do not overload. This pre-departure checklist is only a start. Once on the road, remember the basic safe driving practices when towing a trailer: Drive at moderate speeds, avoid sudden stops, don't use cruise control and allow more distance for stopping. No matter how much of a rush you are in to hit the road this summer, don't take any shortcuts when it comes to towing safely.


GREAT LAKES IN

O OLORADO

Grand Lake-

Medano CreekSlowly flows behind the Great Sand Dunes in the spring and creates and cool place to swim and sand sculpt. But watch out. This oasis will disappear as August ends.

Jackson State Park-

(between Gunnison and Montrose) is Colorado’s largest body of water and offers many great beach locations.

Chatfield State Park-

Sits on the western edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park and is the largest natural lake in Colorado. Sparkling blue water provides great swimming.

Fed by the South Platte River, has been chosen as one of the “Top 15 Park Beaches”by Reserve America.

Boulder Reservoir’s-

Metro Denver’s #1 choice for cooling off.

Fantastic views of the Boulder foothills make this a great location to just lie in the sun and chill.

Chatfield Reservoir: Marina, boat launch ramp, rentals, camp-

Grand Lake: The largest and deepest natural lake in Colorado.

ing, food, swimming. Float your boat in the lake, bicycle or hike on a trail that provides scenic views of the neighboring foothills and Platte River valley, camp, ride a horse and even fly a model airplane -all at Chatfield State Park, nestled next to the foothills southwest of Denver. Boaters of all types – from water skiers to fishing enthusiasts to canoeists and sailors -enjoy Chatfield Reservoir’s waters. Boat rentals, a floating restaurant and a marina are also available at Chatfield. Facilities include flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, centrally located water, fire ring and a sanitary waste station. In addition to the 197 single-family campsites offered at Chatfield, there are ten Group Camping sites available by reservation.

Cherry Creek Reservoir: 880 acres, marina, boat launch ramp, camping, and swimming. This park offers a natural prairie environment and complete outdoor activities.

Dillon Reservoir: 3,300 acres, marinas, multiple boat launch ramps, fuel docks, etc.

Grand Lake has year-round recreation for everyone to enjoy. In the summer, hike, bike, or ATV through unspoiled terrain or boat, sail, or fish on Grand Lake, home to one of the oldest yacht clubs in the west.

Blue Mesa Reservoir: 20 miles long and 96 miles of shoreline.

Whatever your water interest, from boating to fishing, Blue Mesa has you covered. Boat rentals, boat launch ramps, tackle, restaurants, fuel docks, and much more.

Pueblo Reservoir: Fed by the beautiful Arkansas River, this

body of water is 4,600 acres and has 60 miles of shoreline with marinas, boat launch ramps, food, camping.

Lake Granby: Located on the Colorado River, just 5 miles

Colorado Lakes & Water Recreation

Blue Mesa Reservoir-

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Colorado is fortunate to have over 2,000 natural lakes and reservoirs. Many of these lakes and reservoirs have wonderful beaches and allow for boating, fishing, tubing, swimming, and just plain relaxing in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.

outside of the town of Granby, Lake Granby encompasses 7,256 surface acres, and is the third largest body of water in Colorado. The lake offers 40 miles of shoreline and along with its two sister lakes, Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake, offers more than 150 miles of scenic shoreline for camping, fishing or hiking. • JULY 24, 2018 • 31


Local Camping Map Provided By Fremont Adventure Recreation

Camping

See page 35 for more camping areas and information.

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16 Camping tips for a fun and safe trip: Camping • Cañon City Shopper

1. Gear up: Figure out what to bring based on how much room you have and how long you’ll be gone. If hiking to the campsite, be mindful about weight and bulk — nobody wants to schlep a 50-pound pack up a mountain! Stick to absolute essentials and leave the fancy extras for car camping. 2. Pick your pack: Choose a backpack based on how long the trek will be. The volume of the pack is measured in liters. Multi-day packs are 60 to 80 liters and are perfect for two- to five-day hikes. If you're driving in and doing day hikes from one base camp location, a small day pack is large enough for daily provisions and supplies. 3. Fire up: Unless you're planning to subsist on PB&J sandwiches alone, bring along some charcoal (for campsite grills), fire starters, wood, newspaper, matches, propane stove, skillet, pot, utensils, and cups/bowls/plates. Always check to see if the site allows campfires, and use fire rings if available. Keep sand and water nearby in case the fire needs to be put out quickly. 4. Chow down: Granola bars, peanut butter, beef jerky, canned beans and soup, trail mix, drink powders, and coffee and tea are all great camping food options. They're perfect for pack, won’t spoil, and don't require any cooking. Keep an empty water bottle on hand, too. Use the tap provided at the campsite to fill ‘er up — or boil and/or use purification tablets if collecting from a fresh body of water. Try to drink at least 16 ounces of water every hour while doing high-intensity outdoor activities. 5. Dress for success: Cotton is great for staying cool in the 'burbs, but it's not your friend in the woods. Instead, choose moisture-wicking clothes and synthetic or wool socks to keep the bod dry and sweat-free. Don't forget to pack raingear, a sun hat, hiking boots, and a swimsuit just in case. 6. Grab the gadgets: No, we're not talking about video games. A flashlight (or headlamp or lantern), extra batteries, a multi-tool, and phone charger (for emergencies) all make camping much safer and easier. 7. Keep clean: Obviously you're going to get dirty in the woods, but bring soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and toilet paper to stay as clean as possible. Bonus tips: Use baby wipes to get rid of dirt, always carry hand sanitizer, try soap to wash hair, and bring garbage bags to separate clean and dirty clothes! 8. Stay safe: Safety is no joke, especially if camping in a remote area. Every camping group should bring along a well-stocked first-aid kit, creams for blisters, After Bite, sunscreen, and any other personal medications.

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9. Add some extras: Bringing along a camera, set of binoculars, maps, books, folding chair, cooler, and chapstick makes any trip in the woods much more enjoyable. For even more ideas, check out these expert suggestions! 10. Pick a place: After everything’s packed up, the next step is figuring out where to park that tent! There are tons of campgrounds to choose from, like national parks, state parks, and other campsites around the country. Find out what amenities are provided; most sites have grills, and some have showers and even wifi! Remember to call ahead and reserve a spot, especially in the summer. Ask about wildlife (I want to spot a chipmunk, but not a bear, please!) and watch out for campgrounds that are at high altitudes — this may cause altitude sickness. 11. Set up camp: Once at the campsite, find level ground to pitch the tent. Set it up (some extra hands will help!) and make sure to use a tent cover in case of rain. Pick a place that’s close enough to running water for easy access when cleaning dishes, showering, and filling up water bottles. And remember: Keep food out of the tent! Place it in bear food boxes or hanging bear bags if the campsite recommends doing so. 12. Proceed with caution: Camping often involves some rough terrain, so make sure to wear good hiking boots to avoid sprains and strains. Slip on the right socks and shoes to avoid blisters, and keep a first-aid kit on hand incase there are some cuts and scrapes along the way. 13. Stay safe in the sun: Slather on the sunscreen, and wear a hat and sunglasses to keep the sun out. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, too. 14. Avoid ticks: Wear high socks, use insect repellent, and avoid high grass to keep ticks away. If a tick attacks, carefully pull it out with tweezers, making sure not to squeeze or crush the bug. Disinfect the area with soap and wash your hands immediately after! 15. Beware of bears: As for fending off our furry friends, make sure the campsite’s clean and remove all food from the tent. Keep in mind most bears don’t actually attack. In the unlikely event a black bear enters a campsite, remember they are generally timid, so be aggressive and make noise, or fight back with sticks and rocks if it attacks. Grizzly bears perceive humans as a threat, so do not make any sudden movements. Curl up in the fetal position and play dead. 16. Break it down: Most importantly, leave the campsite as you found it! Throw away any trash (that might mean bringing it home with you), make sure the fire is out, and pack your gear into a backpack, trunk, or RV.


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Cañon City

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Echo Canyon

Cañon City

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Indian Springs

Penrose

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Starlite Classic

Cañon City

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Eagles Landing Cripple Creek

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Hospitality House Cripple Creek

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Bighorn Park

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Cutty’s Resort

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Bandera’s Bunkhouse

Howard

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SAMPLE LIST OF RV PARKS IN AND AROUND FREMONT COUNTY

Camping

Campgrounds & Amenities

THIS LIST IS A SAMPLE OF RV PARKS IN AND AROUND FREMONT COUNTY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE ALL-INCLUSIVE

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Colorado Fishing License Fees: Resident Non-Resident Annual $26 $56 1 Day $9 $9 5 Day N/A $21 Senior (64 & up) $1 N/A Youth (under 16) FREE FREE

Fishing

Colorado is fortunate to have over 2,000 natural lakes and reservoirs. Many of these lakes and reservoirs have wonderful beaches and allow for boating, fishing, tubing, swimming, and just plain relaxing in the beautiful Colorado outdoors. Here are some examples of the wonderful beaches: Blue Mesa Reservoir (between Gunnison and Montrose) is Colorado’s largest body of water and offers many great beach locations. Medano Creek slowly flows behind the Great Sand Dunes in the spring and creates and cool place to swim and sand sculpt. But watch out. This oasis will disappear as August ends. Chatfield State Park is the metro Denver #1 choice for cooling off. Grand Lake sits on the western edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park and is the largest natural lake in Colorado. Sparkling blue water provides great swimming. Jackson State Park, fed by the South Platte River, has been chosen as one of the “Top 15 Park Beaches” by Reserve America. Boulder Reservoir’s fantastic views of the Boulder foothills make this a great location to just lie in the sun and chill.

FISHING IN COLORADO Colorado’s lake, reservoirs, and many rivers and creeks, offer a wide variety of fishing options. But remember, you do need a license to fish and many locations require catch and release.

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Five Easy Ways to Relax and Recharge on a Boat This Summer Fishing • Cañon City Shopper

(BPT) - Looking to get away from the daily grind this summer? The answer may be to leave your stress on land and take those summer plans on the water. Four in five Americans say being around water relaxes them, and 72 percent feel healthier after spending time on the water, according to a Discover Boating survey. Americans are working longer hours, dealing with stress and constantly connected to technology, with just 46 percent taking their full vacation time, according to Project Time Off ’s 2017 study, The State of American Vacation. One easy solution? Get on the water and go boating. Whether close to home or on vacation, being on, in or near the water is good for you. In fact, the human brain consists of 75 percent water, so when you see or hear water it triggers the brain to react positively, according to Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and author of Blue Mind, a bestselling novel on the scientific connection between water and happiness. What’s more, boating is more accessible than you may think. In fact, more than 142 million Americans go boating each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. “Modern technology can make it more difficult to fully disconnect and relax, and boating is one of the few activities that can take you away from daily distractions to a place where you can reconnect with friends and family, relax and enjoy the outdoors,” says Carl Blackwell, president of Discover Boating. There are easy ways to get on the water, no matter where you are or whether your interests lie in fishing, watersports, sailing, personal watercraft or simply cruising with loved ones. Use these five tips to help you find your way on the water this summer. Join a boat club. Find a boat club near you to access

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a versatile fleet of boats. You’ll pay a monthly fee and be able to book your time on the water online. Most boat clubs take care of docking, cleaning and maintenance, with members responsible for fuel. Plus, most offer boat training courses as part of the membership. Rent a boat. Rental options are available on most waterways and provide hourly, daily or weekly access to a variety of boat types. Rental outfitters give tutorials on operating a boat, share safety instructions and offer suggestions on destinations. Another rental option new to market is peer-to-peer rentals, where you can locate boats online by entering your zip code, allowing you to rent someone else’s boat, which usually includes insurance and captains for hire to help you set sail. Charter a trip. Explore new waters and experience the boating lifestyle by chartering a boat trip with family or friends. Chartering offers several options — bareboat (with no captain) or crewed (with captain and crew), and can be as short as a few days or weeks long. Pick your preferences and get your feet wet. Take a class. Sign up for a boating lesson to hone your powerboating, sailing or watersports skills by mastering the basics while having fun along the way. On-water training courses, watersports camps, youth boating programs and more are offered across the U.S. Float your own boat. Chart your own course to boat ownership by visiting DiscoverBoating.com, where you’ll find a boat selector and loan calculator tool to help determine your budget and identify types of boats that fit your lifestyle and interests. Once you’ve narrowed down your search, the site can connect you with manufacturers whose boats best fit your needs and wants. -Courtesy of Brandpoint


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