Tips for Autumn hiking in Colorado

  • Plan your hike ahead of time

      

  • Communicate your itinerary to a party who is not on the hike

 

  • Dress appropriately and bring layers

 

  • Warm up before you hike

 

  • Start the hike slowly

 

  • Allow the slowest person in the group to set the pace

 

  • Stick to the trail

 

  • Travel in a group

 

  • Know first aid and bring a functional first aid kit

 

  • Protect yourself from the sun

 

  • Stay hydrated

 

  • Take more food than you think you will need

 

  • Take breaks