Best Lake Tahoe Adventures

The Lake Tahoe area is full of so many amazing opportunities for adventure, so many that it can be hard to find where to start. We are here to help you plan your next trip with our picks for the best Lake Tahoe adventures. Whether it’s biking, hiking, or paddling, there is something for everyone in this cool summer destination.   Biking  The Lake Tahoe area is known for it’s amazing selection of biking trails. There are trails for all skill levels. Northstar Bike Park is a lift accessed single track park with a multitude of trails, even those specifically for e-bikes. The resort itself even offers lessons for those looking to up their game. For a longer trail, the Flume Trail is a great option. It is a 14 mile out and back trail with awesome sections of singletrack and some great climbing. If you are looking for a great introduction...

Three Ways to Explore Lake Tahoe

Looking to see what Tahoe has to offer? There are so many ways to explore Lake Tahoe, both on land and water. Here are three ways to get out and about around Big Blue.    Explore by Bike Bikes are big in Tahoe. There are a ton of great mountain biking trails for those seeking a more adrenaline filled adventure. The mountain trails are a great way to check out the amazing natural scenery. The Flume Trail has amazing views of Lake Tahoe from above for mountain bikers. For those looking for a more relaxing cruise, the South Lake Tahoe Bike Path is ten miles of paved trail. The path goes along the lake as well as through some great downtown locations.    Explore by Foot There are a multitude of amazing hikes around the Lake Tahoe area. Check out the Skyline Trail at Heavenly Resort for great views of Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley....

How to Get Outside This Fourth of July

The 4th of July is a good excuse to break out the grill and fireworks, but it’s an even better excuse to get outside and try a new adventure. As outdoor enthusiasts, we have a few ideas. Below are a few of our suggestions on how to get outside this Fourth of July along with specific suggestions by region.    Bike Ride and Ice Cream  There’s something about the wind through your helmet on a summer ride, especially when the temps start to rise. Wildflowers and blue skies abound as the two wheels fly by. Whether it’s a long road grinder or single track adrenaline kick, a cool serving of ice cream is the best post ride fuel. So hop on your bike and support your local ice cream shop. Rent bikes HERE. Pacific: Northstar Bike Park and Little Truckee Ice Creamery (Truckee, CA) West: Slickrock Trail and Moab Garage Co. (Moab,...

Best Mountain Biking Trails Near Denver

One of the best things about Denver is its easy access to a variety of outdoor activities. The city is perfectly located near great mountain biking trails. You don’t have to drive hours and hours to find a great place to explore on the bike. The trails listed below are close enough to the city for an afternoon rip or an extended lunch break.  William F. Hayden Park--Green Mountain Trail  Only 20 minutes west of Denver, this trail has some great variety. It is around 6.5 miles with one challenging ascent along with some mellow sections. The park has 6 other trails that are shorter in distance for those looking for a quick ride.  View the Route Find a Rental!   North Table Mountain Park  This 15.4 mile trail system is perfect for beginners looking to practice their skills. North Table Mountain Park is located 30 minutes...

Kid-Friendly Paddle Boarding Spots in Colorado

Want to introduce your kids to the sport of paddle boarding in Colorado? Here are our suggestions for kid-friendly paddle boarding spots in Colorado!    South Platte River (Littleton)  Right across the highway from Chatfield State Park, this section of the South Platte River is super calm and shallow which makes it great for kids. The sandy bottom and many entry points make it super convenient as well. Its gentle flow is perfect for paddle boarding or even just floating on a tube. Littleton is a super cute town to grab some ice cream in afterwards as well!   Barr Lake State Park Located just over 30 minutes away from downtown Denver, this beautiful front range lake is perfect for paddle boarding. Motorized boats are limited to trolling so the waters are calm for all paddling enthusiasts. The park also has many...

Paddle Boarding Tips

How hard could it be? Standing on a big board with one paddle out in the water seems simple enough, but in reality, it is a lot harder than it looks. If you are looking to try your hand at paddle boarding or want to sharpen your skills, we have a few paddle boarding tips to get you up and paddling in no time!   Tip #1: Size Your Paddle Correctly The length of the paddle is a vital part of a successful SUP session. Each paddle is adjustable in order to fit various heights of people. There is a simple procedure to determine the correct paddle length for your height on your own. All you need to do is make the ‘hang loose’ or ‘shaka’ sign with one hand. Place the thumb of said hand upon your head so that your pinky is sticking straight up from your head. Adjust your paddle to the height that your pinky reaches above your head and...

Best Kayak Destinations in Colorado

Looking for a weekend kayaking getaway from the Denver heat? There are so many great ways to make your next kayaking adventure into a mini-vacation. Here are our picks for the best kayak destinations in Colorado that are well worth the extra drive!   Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area: Salida, CO  This recreation area boasts being known nationally as one of the most popular locations for whitewater kayaking. The Arkansas River itself is the most commercially rafted river in the U.S. Located around two and a half hours away from Denver in the spunky and unique town of Salida. There is a river feature along the portion of the river that goes straight through downtown which allows whitewater kayakers and surfers to practice their moves. Along with whitewater kayaking, adventurers can also find world class mountain biking, hiking, and...

Paddle Boarding in San Diego

San Diego is the perfect place for paddle boarding. Its many lagoons and bays provide miles of flat water for stand up paddle boarding and other paddle sports. Here are our top three spots for paddle boarding in San Diego.    San Diego Bay This bay is located adjacent to the heart of downtown San Diego. There are many attractions along the bay including the Midway Naval Ship. Paddling this bay provides beautiful views of the city and Coronado Island to the West. The bay is known for being a bit crowded, so be aware of your surroundings at all times. Find paddle rentals near San Diego Bay HERE.   Mission Bay Mission Bay is also located mere minutes away from downtown San Diego and is famous for its 27 miles of shoreline. This bay expands over 4,600 acres with warm and calm water which is perfect for paddle boarding. There are...

Top Kayak Escapes Near Denver

There is nothing quite like a day out on the water. From a relaxing paddle to maneuvering through whitewater rapids, Colorado is the perfect place to stay afloat.  Here are our picks for the top kayak escapes near Denver and the corresponding local retailers to help you get started!    Calm Water: Top Kayak Escapes Near Denver For a Relaxing Paddle   Dillon Reservoir: Dillon, CO Located around 1 hour and 20 minutes from Denver, this reservoir boasts beautiful views as it is completely surrounded by mountains. There are a multitude of activities available along its shores, and is a perfect location for a scenic kayak cruise.    Bear Creek Reservoir: Lakewood, CO Less than 30 minutes away from Denver, Bear Creek Reservoir is an amazing metro getaway. The park itself offers camping, trails, and beach access....

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...