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Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety

Colorado.com Staff Writer

Updated: 12/2/2020

The Colorado backcountry is so vast and so beautiful. But it can change in an instant.

So, be prepared. Know before you go. Know your destination and, if you’re not experienced, bring a friend or a guide who is. Recreate responsibly. Always be aware of your surroundings and others. And Care for Colorado: Respect the outdoors and those who call it home. Get in front of backcountry danger.

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