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Dixon Trail and the Dragon’s Backbone

Trail designers had to map out a reasonable grade and account for erosion and talus slopes, but a reward awaits everyone who makes it to the summit.

Camping and Hiking in Bear Country

Bears are part of the wild places that make Colorado special, so we ask people to follow some easy steps that will help keep our bears wild – Be Bear Aware!

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The Pronghorn Rut

When most think of the rut in Colorado, their minds picture bugling, battling, big-boy bull elk; mule deer bucks locking antlers in Greco-Romanesque scuffles; whitetail bucks laser focused on tending to their does; and the NFL-helmet-on-helmet-like crash of bighorn rams. What few picture is the equally impressive battles and behaviors that take place during the pronghorn rut.

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10 Tips For Colorado Bear Hunters

CPW staff have witnessed some trends among the unsuccessful Colorado bear hunters. By avoiding the ten most common mistakes made by bear hunters, you’ll greatly improve your chances of harvesting a bear in Colorado.

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CPW’s Multi-day Youth Camps

Teaching youth about wildlife, conservation and safe hunting is a primary focus for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Youngsters who learn about the importance of wildlife will carry that value with them throughout their lives.

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