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...

Gearo at Denver Startup Week 2019

gearo CEO justine barone speaks at denver startup week panel
This past week Gearo--the largest online marketplace for outdoor gear rentals--was thrilled to be involved in the fourth annual Denver Startup Week. Going on from September through the 20th, DSW was a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in the Denver community, and beyond. Promoting amazing companies, innovations, and ideas, Denver Startup Week included presentations, panels, workshops, celebratory events, and more! Gearo CEO Justine Barone sits among other DSW panelists during Denver Startup Week 2019. 1. DSW Just Sent It | Outdoor Industry Startup Panel: Monday, September 16 JUST SEND IT: HOW SKIING OFF A CLIFF IS LIKE BRINGING A PRODUCT TO MARKET IN THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY Sending It (v.) - Committing fully to the task at it. Going all in. During this discussion, Justine joined other panelists, and talked with the audience...

5 Awesome Spots to Rent Outdoor Gear in Denver

Get outside and rent gear in Denver from one of our local recommendations. Autumn is right around the corner, but we're still adventuring out here in Colorado! With so much to do all year round, it can be tempting to continually purchase new gear. Fortunately, there are many local shops to rent gear from for any outdoor activity, and we've got you covered. Here are five awesome spots to rent gear in Denver: [caption id="attachment_18926" align="aligncenter" width="1012"] Autumn is coming! Time for pumpkin spice lattes and more outdoor adventures.[/caption] Mojo Wheels  Denver is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, making it a primary mountain biking destination. As a result, the bike scene has its fair share of support from incredible shops including Mojo Wheels. Established in 1991, Mojo Wheels is a local-owned bike shop and...

5 Great National Parks to Visit This Summer (Without the Crowds!)

5 Great National Parks To Visit This Summer (Without The Crowds!)
As the summer gradually comes to a close, it’s no surprise that we try to cram in as much nature as possible before the cold, winter months. Visiting a National Park is a great way to soak up the last bits of nature before the season’s over. National Parks allow us to get out of dodge and explore some of Mother Nature’s most impressive features. Maybe it’s a family vacation, friend’s retreat, or a spontaneous road trip. There's just one issue: a lot of other people have this same idea, which results in overcrowded trails and full parking lots. Let’s face it – people are great, but nature is best enjoyed when you’re not tripping over other tourists on a hike. Here are 5 absolutely beautiful National Parks that don’t get as much traffic, so you can focus on the beautiful sounds of nature free of excessive noise pollution. Plus, we...

Stuck Indoors in Denver? Rent Some Outdoor Gear and Reclaim the Day!

Stuck in Denver with nothing to do on a beautiful Saturday? We’ve all been there. Before you accept the impending doom of sitting on the couch and binge-watching TV shows all day, know that with a little help from the great outdoors, rental gear, and a positive attitude, you can turn the day around. Renting outdoor gear has the power to transform your lazy day into an adventure. Here are some ways to have a great day outside around Denver, Colorado. Rent a Mountain Bike Mountain biking is the perfect activity for somebody who seeks a fun workout while also exploring the great outdoors. You can choose your own adventure. Whether you want to cruise through mild terrain or take on steep inclines and rocky terrain for some added intensity, the Denver area has trails for everybody! You can do cross country, trail riding, and downhill mountain...

Access: Opening Up the Lands We Love

Access: Opening Up the Lands We Love
In late June, the outdoor industry converged in Denver for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Gearo was there all three days to take a glance at all the new products, companies, and the latest happenings across the field. On the third and final day, the Gearo Team was present for a panel discussion called "Access: Opening Up the Lands We Love" at the Venture Out Ranger Station.    The panel was made up of Nathan Fey, the Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry office; Erin Gaines, the Advocacy Manager of Keen Footwear; Eric Seigfried, the founder of onX Maps; and Katie Wallace, the Director of Social and Environmental Impact at New Belgium Brewing. We wanted to share the tips they gave us on how we can preserve the outdoors for future generations:   Help New People Access the Outdoors Not everyone has equal...

Colorado Ski Resorts That Double As Mountain Biking Spots

The ski resorts of Colorado are a big part of the state’s identity. Their mountain town character and access to outdoor activities year-round make it a great destination in any season. Many people know these resorts for their skiing and snowboarding, but summer in the Colorado Rockies provide a lot of great downhill mountain parks at these same resorts. Here are our favorite Colorado ski resorts that double as mountain biking spots.   Aspen/Snowmass  Distance from Denver: 4 hours  Aspen is known as a luxury ski destination around the world. Summer in Aspen brings less crowds and amazing mountain biking. The Snowmass Bike Park has 3,000 vertical feet of masterfully built downhill trails. It is a mountain biker’s dream! This park is also one of only 7 IMBA Gold-Level Ride Centers in the world. Check out our retailer Hub of Aspen...

5 Spots for Lake Kayaking Near Denver

Surprisingly, there are many great reservoirs located just outside of Denver for those looking for a kayaking adventure. Below are our favorite 5 spots for lake kayaking near Denver!   Barr Lake State Park Located just over 30 minutes away from downtown Denver, this beautiful front range lake is perfect for kayaking. Motorized boats are limited to trolling so the waters are calm for all paddling enthusiasts. Those looking to fish from kayaks or on the designated fishing pier will encounter catfish, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, walleye, and more.   Standley Lake Regional Park  This reservoir has 1,063 acres of surface area to explore. The park itself is 30 minutes northwest of Denver in Westminster. Kayakers are allowed in specified areas of the lake and are the only vehicles allowed on the water. This makes the water...

Five Reasons to Rent a Mountain Bike in Denver

5 Reasons to Rent A Mountain Bike in the Denver Area
Thinking to rent a mountain bike in the Denver area? Here are five reasons to convince you! 1) There’s Something For Everyone Colorado offers trails for all skill levels, regardless if it's your first time on the mountain or you're a seasoned biker venturing out to new trails. You can do cross country, trail riding, and downhill mountain biking all in the same place. Trail ratings may vary, so be sure to warm up on the easy trails and work your way up before pushing your limits. Check out this mountain biking trail difficulty ratings system before you go.   2) It's Always Mountain Biking Season While seasonal sports like skiing and snowboarding require snowfall, mountain biking can be done year-round. Although the best riding conditions are late spring through fall, the rise of fat tire bikes allows for mid-winter rides on...