Day Hiking Checklist Pueblo CO

Parents on family hikes often act like pack mules, so be sure to divvy up the goods before heading out. Not only will this save your shoulders, it will give the kids a reality check. Hiking is more than a walk in the woods , but if you use our list, you'll have what you need without taxing yourself.

Rock Canyon Waterslide
(719) 545-2000
425 West 3rd Street
Pueblo, CO
 
Therafit Smart Nutrition
(719) 248-0660
102 S. Victoria Ave, Ste 130
Pueblo, CO
 
Professional Bull Riders, Inc
(719) 242-2800
101 W. Riverwalk
Pueblo, CO
 
Fort's RV Park, Inc.
(719) 564-2327
3015 Lake Ave.
Pueblo, CO
 
Pueblo Gryhnd Pk/ Mile High Racing
(303) 288-1591
3215 Lake Aveneue
Pueblo, CO
 
Angler's Addiction
(719) 296-5886
1401 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO
 
Runyon Sports Complex
(719) 583-6195
400 Stanton Ave
Pueblo, CO
 
Curves for Women
(719) 543-7180
4041 Club Manor Drive
Pueblo, CO
 
Pueblo South/Colorado City KOA
(719) 676-3376
9040 I-25 South
Pueblo, CO
 
Pueblo KOA Kampground
(719) 542-2273
4131 I-25 North
Pueblo, CO
 

Day Hiking Checklist

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Day Hike Checklist

Keeping short and sweet hikes short and sweet

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Day hikes are a great way to explore the natural surroundings. Whether you drive to a local trail for a few hours or hike from your campground, these treks can be short, sweet and very rewarding. Even if you plan on sticking to established paths, you'll need to keep your orientation wits about you. Just because you're on a popular trail doesn't mean you can't get lost . Don't forget to pack your map and compass alongside your common sense.

While forgetting essential gear isn't unusual, many day trekkers err in the other direction and take too much. Bring what you need, but remember that you'll be carrying everything - all day. Being loaded down with excess gadgets or rations will take the fun out of a hike faster than an angry grizzly.

Parents on family hikes often act like pack mules, so be sure to divvy up the goods before heading out. Not only will this save your shoulders, it will give the kids a reality check. Hiking is more than a walk in the woods , but if you use our list, you'll have what you need without taxing yourself.

Before You Go

  • Make sure all electronic devices are fully charged
  • Leave your itinerary with family, friends or park officials
  • Check the weather forecast

Pack in Your Day Pack

  • Map(s)
  • Compass and / or GPS device
  • First aid kit
  • Swiss army knife or multi-purpose tool
  • Extra food and water
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Matches (stormproof or in waterproo...

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