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Care for Colorado Coalition

CCCSA is proud to be a Stewardship Partner with the Care for Colorado Coalition, which educates visitors and residents on how to responsibly enjoy the state’s natural and cultural resources.

Do Your Part

Follow the Care for Colorado Leave No Trace Principles

01 Know before you go
02 Stick to the trails
03 Leave it as you find it
04 Trash the trash
05 Be careful with fire
06 Keep wildlife wild
07 Share our parks & trails
Learn more about the seven principles

Principles In Practice

Hiking Etiquette

From the National Park Service

Whether you’re hiking alone or in a group, be sure to follow the written and unwritten rules of the trail. Proper hiking etiquette helps instill respect for other trail users, and it promotes stewardship of the land. Read More
Stewardship August 14, 2023

A Beginner's Guide To Wilderness and Backcountry Hiking Prep

From the National Park Foundation

If you’re ready to graduate from day-hikes to overnight backpacking trips, make sure to prepare before leaving the crowds behind and heading deep into the wilderness and backcountry.

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Stewardship July 03, 2023

I’ve lost the trail…now what?

From the Colorado Search and Rescue Association

Being lost in the wilderness is a frightening experience. Whether you are 100 feet or a half mile off the trail, you don’t see how anyone could possibly find you. Yet, there are some inexpensive ways to improve your... Read More
Stewardship July 03, 2023

What Are 14ers? Learn About Colorado’s Peaks Over 14,000 Feet

From the Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado is studded with more than 50 mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet — known as "14ers" or “fourteeners” — the most of any state and many of which are the highest in the Rockies.

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Stewardship July 03, 2023

Explore Colorado's Backcountry With These Safety Tips

From the Colorado Tourism Office

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Colorado’s backcountry offers thrilling opportunities to take your skills to new heights and can be tremendously rewarding when you minimize risk by planning ahead.

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Stewardship July 03, 2023

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