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....

Best Hiking Near San Diego

San Diego has so much to offer from beach cliffs to scenic canyons, all within a short distance of downtown. Hiking the trails around San Diego is a great way to explore the natural wonders that the terrain has to offer. Below are our picks for the best hiking near San Diego.    Mission Trails Regional Park  This park, located a mere 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. Within its staggering 8,000 acres of protected land, there are over 60 miles of hiking trails to explore. For the more ambitious hiker, the park is offering a Five Peak Challenge. Those who summit Cowles Mountain, Pyles Peak, Kwaay Paay, South Fortuna, and North Fortuna with photographic proof, will receive a special edition pin.    Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve Around 20 minutes North of Downtown in the city...

Mountain Biking Near San Diego

Everyone knows San Diego for its beautiful beaches and coastal vistas. Many overlook how varied and rugged the terrain of Southern California is and how perfect it is for activities like mountain biking. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush out of the water, we have a guide to our favorite spots for  mountain biking near San Diego below!   Rose Canyon (Entry Level) This trail is located within the Rose Canyon Open Space Park in La Jolla (15 minutes from downtown). Although not very technical, this double track trail spans around 9 miles long and a great place for beginners and families. The trail runs along the railroad tracks and has very gentle grades.   Big Laguna Trails (Intermediate) These trails are located near Mount Laguna which is one hour from San Diego. There are many trails in this area but the Big Laguna...

Are the Colorado Outdoors Open?

We are living in weird times to say the least. You may be wondering, are the Colorado outdoors open?   As Coloradans begin to slowly emerge from quarantine, we face a difficult task in deciphering rules from county to county and simply figuring out what is open. Even when trying to explore the outdoors one may run into restrictions. Here at Gearo, we strive to get as many people outside as possible. Thus, hikers, campers, bikers, and paddlers need not look any further! Below is our comprehensive guide as to what is open, outdoor recreation wise, in Colorado.    General Advice  Depending on the location of the adventure, different rules apply to each county’s COVID response. When planning your adventure, we recommend checking this map provided by the governor’s office which shows which counties have opened their public...

Great Kayak Destinations Near Honolulu

Kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the island of Oahu. It doesn’t require much experience and allows you to venture among the beautiful waters around the island. Most kayaking spots are well within a reasonable distance from Honolulu. Below are our recommendations for great kayak destinations near Honolulu!   Kaneohe Bay Sandbar (Best Natural Attraction) The Kaneohe Bay Sandbar is located about a mile offshore and is a super fun area to explore by kayak. One can only reach the sandbar by boat. Kayakers can launch their kayaks in the bay and then paddle the mile to the sandbar. Once there, kayakers can explore the many reefs surrounding the sandbar or have a picnic in the sand. Make sure you bring reef-friendly sunscreen! There is no shade out on the sandbar!   Anahulu River (Best River Kayaking) The Anahulu River is...

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...

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...

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...