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The Roofnest Blog

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Outdoor Play


From our favorite camp spots in Colorado to top mountain biking trails in California, best-kept secret ski spots in Utah to overlanding events in Oregon you won’t want to miss, Outdoor Play is packed with new adventures to satisfy every explorer.

The Ultimate Guide to Safely and Successfully Hiking Colorado 14ers This Summer

Author: Ian Krammer What’s more “Colorado” than hiking in the mountains? Climbing a fourteener! Fourteeners offer unrivaled views, a deep sense of personal accomplishment, and a guaranteed giant adventure. They’re both the highest points in Colorado and in the US. Colorado is home to 58 total (53 “ranked” plus 5 “unranked”) peaks over 14,000 feet. […]

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3 Fun and Educational Earth Day Activities for Kids

One of the greatest parts of being a parent is watching your child discover all the magic the world has to offer every time you go outside. Their excitement can be contagious — especially when you’re exploring the joys of nature together. This wonder is the same awe that you want all upcoming generations to experience, […]

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6 Underrated National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

National Parks week is here! That means it’s time to bust out that bucket list and figure out which of our nation’s natural wonders to visit this year. While we love classics like Yellow Stone, The Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park, we recommend checking out some uncharted territory this summer. We’re craving some new […]

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6 of the Most Exciting Family Adventures to Try in Colorado

One of the best parts about living in Colorado is there’s something to do every day of the year — even in winter, and even during social distancing. Now that we’re deep into winter, you and your family have probably made countless snowmen, tried out winter camping, and gone on bike rides around the park when […]

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The Best Hot Springs in Oregon to Relax Your Body and Soul

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as sinking into a steamy pool of mineral water after a long day adventuring. And with the year we’ve had, you’ve earned a little rest! Oregon is a perfect location to get back in tune with nature and recharge. Feast your eyes on the state’s abundant […]

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Why Athletes Need Quality Sleep (And How to Get It)

From tennis players to swimmers, mountain bikers to skiers, all athletes know that quality sleep is pivotal to bringing their A-game. But how much sleep do you really need to perform your best? Recent studies have revealed that in addition to hydration, nutrition, and condition, sleep (or not enough of it) can significantly impact performance […]

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6 Must-See Natural Hot Springs in Washington

Road tripping up the 101 got you feeling exhausted? Ready for a pick-me-up before heading to your next PNW locale? Find a good stopping point—like Olympic National Park—and take a break with a dip in a scenic hot spring. Packed with natural health benefits like increased blood circulation, reduced stress, and pain relief, hot springs […]

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How You Can Give Back to the Environment This Year

Feeling a soft-spot for Mother Nature lately? We don’t blame you. Between hurricane season, the devastating wildfires across the country,  and the ongoing destruction of natural habitats around the globe, 2020 was a rough year for the environment. Scientists have named deforestation for food production and global warming as the 2 most destructive forces impacting […]

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DIY Gifts Every Skier and Snowboarder Will Love

There’s never been a better year than 2020 to get crafty with your Christmas presents. Whether you’re looking to avoid in-person shopping, searching for a more memorable gift, or attempting to be more eco-friendly with your gifting this season, look no further than an amazing DIY project to get you started. At Roofnest, we’re all […]

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8 of the Most Relaxing Natural Hot Springs in California

Winter is undoubtedly the best season to take a dip in a steaming hot spring. There’s nothing better than cozying up in a warm pool after a long day of exploring all the natural wonders that California has to offer. There’s a multitude of incredible California hot springs nestled in the mountains and scattered across […]

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How To Recover From A Hike Like A Champ

At Roofnest, we’re obsessed with the outdoors. We’re happy to get our wheels dirty on a mountain bike trail, brave the cold on some backcountry slopes, and test the white waters of the Colorado River with a good old-fashioned raft trip. But one of our favorite ways to experience Mother Nature is by giving our […]

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The Best Way to Organize Your Outdoor Gear

Outdoor activities are a heck of a lot of fun, but they also mean having a heck of a lot of gear. Camping alone comes with a long list of must-haves to enjoy your trip to its fullest: outdoor cooking supplies, a way to stay clean, a camping power supply, and like 3 different kinds […]

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