A Scavenger Hunt to Explore the Copper Mountain Music Festival 2018

Over the weekend, we attended our second Copper Mountain Music Festival and enjoyed another year of dipping and ducking around Center Village, ticking off activities in a mountain-wide scavenger hunt along the way. Follow along in our own virtual scavenger hunt as we explore Copper and the companies that helped make the Copper Mountain Music Festival awesome for the second year in a row.

Pack a Sea To Summit Ultra Light HammockThese hammocks are ultralight, and ultra easy to pack. Coming in at a super skinny 5.4 ounces, they’re breathable but able to support you in all of your relaxing needs. If you need reassurance, take a look at this the video we put together last year.

Take a photo of your best “air row” in an Old Town kayakYou don’t need water to experience how comfortable these kayaks are. Even on land you can explore all of the storage possibilities and recline in the fully adjustable seat. We had many a kid and adult alike take ’em out for an “air spin.”

Take a crazy photo in a Crazy Creek chair! We had Crazy Creek chairs stationed all around the festival. You had your pick of the Original chair or Crazy Legs Quad Beach/Festival Chair or Crazy Legs Leisure Chair. How crazy was your Crazy Creek photo?

Tour the Live Outside and Play Van.We had our home on display for everyone to peek into. This year, Timbr Basecamps helped with our build, and then we put the final touches on it. There were plenty of questions, plenty of answers, and plenty of interest in the #vanlife throughout the course of the weekend.

Find your next adventure on a Nat Geo map! With so many exciting new maps being released for the summer, there were plenty of adventures to be found. The Road Atlas‘s were especially popular this year.

Taste some Mountain House freeze-dried food. Slingin’ samples all day! We had the two burner going from morning to evening making Mountain House samples. With a variety of flavors to try, we had breakfast, lunch and dinner covered.

Guess the weight of the Lowe Alpine pack! Can you virtually guess it through the screen? We even let participants hold the pack to get a better guess. This Aeon weighs in at a mere 33 ounces and functions as both a daypack or one-night backpacking backpack.

Challenge a Nite Ize gear tie by hanging as much gear as possible! This one was tough to do because we were worried the tent was going to break before the gear tie did. These tiny guys are mighty, reusable and super duper strong.

Check out the Wenzel Tent! What better way to get away from the energy of the festival than to sneak into this cozy Wenzel tent and have some time to yourself. We set up the tent in the grass and let participants have some time out of the sun.

Experience the future, with a UCO headlamp! Before trying a UCO headlamp, I had no idea there could be so many improvements to the classic model you find at your local sporting goods store. Copper Mountain attendees got to see for themselves why this headlamp is brighter than the rest (literally).

Learn how to expand and break down a Hydrapak! When you hold a packed up HydraPak in your hands, you can truly see how convenient they are. This water bottle got popped in and out all day long and still held strong by the end of the day.

Check out the lightness and ease of setting up and breaking down a pair of LEKI Poles! It only took us a few minutes to master the “LEKI pull.” If you hold them in two specific spots and hold, it literally builds itself in less than a second. We had a great time showing scavenger hunt participants the fastest way to equip themselves with poles.


Copper Mountain is a resort built on family and community. We felt right at home when we pulled into the festival for the second time. Everyone who participated in the scavenger hunt was happy, excited and ready to try new things. If that’s not a good basis for a community, we don’t know what is.

We have plenty of community events coming up and we would love to see you at all of them! On Saturday, July 14th, we are working with Salida Mountain Trails to build more trails in the area. On July 21st, we’ll be hosting our second annual Elevation Outdoors group campout. Hope to see you there!

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