Best Paddle Boarding Spots Near Denver

Denver is a surprisingly great place for stand up paddleboarding. Even though it has a considerably dry climate, there are many bodies of water all over the state to explore by SUP. Whether you are an avid paddler or wanting to try for the first time, Denver is a great place for both. Here are our picks for the best paddle boarding spots near denver!    Chatfield State Park Located a little over 30 minutes away from downtown, Chatfield is a local go-to for watersports. The main reservoir is open to motorized boats and can get a bit busy on the weekends. Paddleboarding along the shore of the main reservoir is possible for the more advanced paddler, but the adjacent reservoir just south is great for beginners and children.    Union Reservoir Nature Area This reservoir is a great location for paddlers from both the Denver and...

Top 3 SUP Spots in Honolulu

Shipwreck & Reef Diving | Honolulu, Hawaii
Paddleboarding is one of the most beautiful and impressive sports out there, but it can be extremely intimidating at first. Between the waves, the board, the paddle and staying afloat, there is a lot to think about. Gearo is here to help you find the best beaches to help you get out in the waves safely! Here are our top three SUP spots in Honolulu.    Canoes at Waikiki Beach  Waikiki Beach is arguably the most famous beach on the island of Oahu. Located near the heart of downtown Honolulu, the beach provides sandy entrances and warm waters. Canoes is located near the beach entrance and is famous for the traditional canoes that often occupy its waters. The long, gentle break makes it perfect for paddleboarding. The only downside to this ideal location is the crowds. Because it is located near all the famous resorts, Waikiki is...

COVID-19 Resources for Outdoor Retailers

The outbreak of COVID-19 has left people and businesses alike overwhelmed and concerned about the future. While it is important to focus on social distancing and flattening the curve, it is also crucial to think long-term. The government and various companies are acting quickly to launch programs to help people and business owners access the resources they need to keep moving forward.  That leaves us wondering what programs are available, and what am I eligible to apply for? It can be confusing to find, sort through, and understand what is being offered. Gearo broke down various programs that are most relevant to small businesses with highlights of key features. Here’s a list of COVID-19 resources for outdoor retailers to check out:    Business Loans, Grants and Programs Disaster Assistance (SBA) The SBA’s Economic...

Gearo Launches COVID-19 Relief Program

Gearo; a curated outdoor gear marketplace and software platform, announced today that their software platform will be free for outdoor retailers for the next six months as a part of their COVID-19 Relief Program. Gearo’s software, Gearo Automator, empowers outdoor retailers to manage their rentals online with booking capabilities. It also has the functionality to manage e-commerce businesses as well as services. Gearo Automator works with the Gearo network of retailers to enhance their customers’ booking experience. With the current COVID-19 circumstances taking its toll on the outdoor industry, Gearo rolled out a relief program to support retailers during this time with curbside pickup and delivery automation. “Our goal since day one has been to increase our retailer’s revenue. Now more than ever that goal is our focus and we all...

5 Colorado Huts for Backcountry Skiing

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If you haven't gone on a hut trip during the winter season, you're missing out. Hut trips provide the opportunity to see the high-country winter while spending time with your friends or family; if you choose. They also allow you to get a hard workout in while exploring backcountry skiing. Colorado has a great variety of huts for backcountry skiing, split-boarding, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing. Here are our recommendations for 5 Colorado huts for backcountry skiing. Plan Ahead and Prepare: In order to complete a successful trek into the backcountry on skis, split-boards or snowshoes you need to prepare for the trip. You will need to know how to effectively read a map so you can pick the safest and most stable route to the hut. You will also want to prepare for the unexpected and pack and bring enough food, water, and clothing for a...

Ski Resorts in the U.S. with Great Terrain Parks

Ski Resorts in the U.S. with Great Terrain Parks Whether you're an advanced park skier or you're just interested in trying it out, there's a large range of ski resorts in the US that have terrain parks suitable for all skill levels. Next time you plan to hit the slopes on your vacation, try out one of these ski resorts with awesome terrain parks. Mammoth Mountain, California [caption id="attachment_26109" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Via Mammoth Mountain - Facebook[/caption] Located on a dormant volcano in California’s Sierra Mountains, Mammoth Mountain boasts an average 400 inches of snowfall and over 300 days of sunshine a year (most weather reports you can find via their website here). Mammoth ski resort revamped its terrain park in 2012. Depending on snow coverage, it now has around 100 acres dedicated to their park, where you can...

Adventuring Alone: 5 Tips and Advice

Adventuring alone can be one of the most liberating and eye-opening experiences, no matter what age you are. Solo travel can offer the opportunity for self-reflection and growth. On the other hand, adventuring alone can be one of the most daunting and intimidating experiences to embark on. Here are some tips and advice to help you better stay safe and plan ahead for your next solo adventure. 1. Do Your Research  We can't stress this enough, make sure you do your research on the trip you plan on doing alone. It's better to come prepared than to show up with no plan at all. One of your top concerns for adventuring alone should be safety. While you should always be cautious, don’t let exploring new places stop you from embarking alone. Make sure you do the proper research on the destination you plan on traveling to, the activities you’ll...

Best Cross Country Skiing in Southern Colorado

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Cross-country skiing is an amazing way to get great exercise during the winter months. Whether you are looking to try the traditional style or skate skiing, it is easy to find places to get a winter burn. The terrain of Southern Colorado is an awesome place to hit the slopes, both alpine and cross country.  We compiled our picks for the best cross country skiing in Southern Colorado below!    Durango Nordic Center  Located at Purgatory Ski Resort, about 25 minutes from downtown Durango, Durango Nordic Center is a great skiing destination. The center offers 20 km of groomed trails for classic skiing, skate skiing, and even specific trails for snowshoeing. Along with daily groomed trails, the center offers classes for all ability levels, ranging from beginner to competitive. The trails are nestled in the San Juan Mountains with amazing...

Backcountry Skiing Near Denver

Colorado is known worldwide as a primer ski destination. Hitting the slopes of one of the 32 Colorado ski resorts guarantees a mellow day in the snow. For those looking to earn their turns and escape the crowds, Colorado has some of the best backcountry skiing as well. Getting to the pristine wilderness locations is not as difficult as it seems. Here are our favorite places for backcountry skiing near Denver.  --- SAFETY ALERT --- If you’re new to the backcountry scene, consider hiring a certified, professional mountain guide, or certified and avy-aware friend. Beware, Colorado is avalanche country so be sure to research your avalanche updates from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. There are also a number of AIARE courses available to those looking to be savvy on the avy. Colorado is absolutely beautiful and backcountry...

Five Mountain Bike Trails to Add to Your Bucket List

Bike the most scenic mountain bike trails in Colorado, here are the top five trails with all of the views If you have yet to add these mountain bike trails to your bucket list you should, because they feature some of the steepest descents with the most beautiful views. Some of which include wildflowers, waterfalls and the continental divide.    Trail 401- Crested Butte, CO 1. Trail 401- Crested Butte, CO INTERMEDIATE/DIFFICULT Trail 401 brings you to the western slope of Colorado, where you will find fields of wildflowers and 14.1 miles of single-track. The loop starts with a five mile climb up Gothic Road, passing the scenic Emerald Lake. At the top of Schofield Pass, you’ll veer right onto the start of Trail 401, climbing about 1.3 miles through dense trees. This trail will remind your lungs that you’re about 11,000 feet above sea...