February 6, 2023

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Get Outside: Ten Places to Go Canyoning in Colorado

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Although growing in popularity, canyoning remains a niche sport largely because of its regional limitations. Most of these skilled adventurers head to Utah, a prime destination famed for skinny slots, big raps and redstone scenery. On the other hand, most canyons in Colorado are known for their splashy, cold descents through pools and waterfalls. It’s not the easiest place to learn the sport, which comes with risks and requires a variety of skills.

Mastering the basics of climbing is a good first step, as it and canyoning share many of the same disciplines, such as balance, knot techniques and method to grip various holds. If you practice climbing up technical routes, you’ll be better prepared for downclimbing in canyons. The same goes for rappelling, the term used for descending…

Abigail Bliss

2022-08-19 05:00:00

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