The Top 5 Podcasts to Keep You Excited About Adventuring in Colorado
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The Top 5 Podcasts to Keep You Excited About Adventuring in Colorado

The Top 5 Podcasts to Keep You Excited About Adventuring in Colorado

We know there’s still snow on the ground out here in Colorado, but it’s never too early to warm up to some outdoor inspiration and focus your intentions on some righteous Colorado adventures. We pooled our staff for their favorite adventure podcasts, and while we definitely had to filter out all the true crime podcasts, the following are our top 5 recommendations to get you pumped for the upcoming season.

The OutThere Colorado PodcastOutThere Colorado 

Grizzly bears in Colorado? Alligator wrestling? Things to do each season? The OutThere Colorado Podcast covers a wide range of essential topics related to outdoor recreation in Colorado. Follow along as the hosts explore the natural playground of the Centennial state. 

Episodes include: The largest living organism is more fragile than you thought; Screaming forest, shrinking mountains, jetpacks & gene therapy; Survival at the Cost of Amputation; How the Garden of the Gods was Formed.

> Pair this podcast with our Upper Colorado Full Day Float Trip in Kremmling. 

#Colorado Life – Ryan Nicholson and Carrie Smith Nicholson 

For short 10 – 30 minute bites of information, #Colorado Life is a wonderful podcast, especially for recent transplants. Ryan and Carrie are a husband and wife team. Ryan is a Colorado native and Carrie is a Texas transplant. Together they’ve lived in all three major cities along the Rocky Mountains – from Denver to Boulder, they now reside in Colorado Springs. Their goal with the Hastag Colorado Life podcast is to inspire you to get outside, discover local food and enjoy accessible adventures. You’ll discover the best destinations, things to do, places to eat, and all-around living for this great square state, as told from the perspective of both a local and a newbie. This podcast will help you create the perfect bucket list for that #coloradolife. 

> Pair this podcast with our Brown’s Canyon 1/2 Day Rafting Trip in Buena Vista.

National Park After Dark – Audioboom Studios 

Hosted by two friends who share a passion for the outdoors and a fascination with what can get a little bit sp9ooky there, National Park After Dark is a true-crime-themed podcast for the morbid outdoor enthusiast. Tales of death, dark history, and tragic events are what National Park After Dark is about, but through the darkness – is light. National Parks have storied histories including epic survivals, inspiring humans, and serving as physical reminders of the importance of protecting our planet. Time to lace up those hiking boots and take a walk into the wild. 

Episode 23 Lights in the Sky. Great Sand Dunes National Park (Southern Colorado) 

For this adventure, the hosts head to somewhere that prides itself on an exploration of the Park after dark. Bring those night vision goggles and an open mind as we travel to Colorado’s Great Sand dunes National Park where they discuss one of the state’s longest-running unsolved mysteries – the case of Snippy the horse, lights in the sky above Colorado – and contemplate the age-old question – are we alone? 

> Pair this podcast with our Moonlight Zipline Tour in Idaho Springs.

The Adventure Sports Podcast – Mason Gravley 

Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week with adventure sports enthusiasts from around the world. You’ll hear from athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners, and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfillment through adventure and the outdoors. 

Episode 716: Making Winter Backcountry Adventurers Safer – Ethan Greene 

Ethan grew up in Boulder, CO, and had to learn the ins and outs of backcountry safety at an early age in order to enjoy time in the mountains during the winter. Fast forward a few decades and Ethan has been the Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center since 2005 and knows the importance of what they do every day. When your job involves keeping folks out of life-threatening danger, everything you do has to be done Without Compromise. This episode is all about Ethan’s story, what he’s learned, and what you need to know to stay safe doing backcountry adventures in the winter. 

> Pair this podcast with our Granite Via Ferrata Course in Buena Vista.

Backpacker RadioThe Trek 

From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Backpacker Radio is a show about the wonderful world of thru-hiking and long-distance backpacking. Co-hosts, Zach “Badger” Davis and Juliana “Chaunce” Chancey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all-you-can-eat buffets. 

Episode 166: Robbie Balenger, Plant-Based Ultra-Endurance Athlete, on the Colorado Crush: the Colorado Trail, All 58 14ers, and the Leadville Trail Series 

Robbie is a plant-based ultra-endurance athlete, with achievements including a run across the United States and a feat he dubbed the Colorado Crush which involves hiking the 485-mile Colorado Trail, summiting all 58 of Colorado’s 14,000 ft peaks, and running the Leadville Trail Series – the marathon, the 50-mile race, and the 100-mile race. All of this in the span of 63 days! 

> Pair this podcast with our Cliffside Zipline Tour in Idaho Springs.


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This was a collaborative piece from your friends at AVA Rafting & Zipline.