Find Your Groove! The Summer 2022 Issue is Here!

Dan Gavere enjoys a moment of tranquility at Cottonwood Lake near Buena Vista.
Cover Photo By Zach Mahone | zachmahone.com | Instagram @zach_photo

Summer is finally here and we at Elevation Outdoors can’t wait to get back out on the water and on the trails. Oh, and we are doubly excited for the return of all those festivals and outdoor events we love so much after a COVID-induced hiatus. To help make your summer even better, pick up the summer issue of the magazine (or read it here online). Inside, we help you find your groove with our legendary festival guide and a special focus on paddling, fishing, and river trips. We also hear from Timmy O’Neil on joy and mortality, Kween Werk on microaggressions in the outdoors, Dani Reyes-Acosta on the grounding power of trail running, and Peter Kray on the return of the scene. Enjoy the latest issue and hope to see you out there soon.

Editor’s Letter
A night at the Bluerbird Music Festival proves how songs can heal us.

QUICK HITS
Timmy O’Neill reflects on the joys of life and the long shadow of mortality; the best ways to communicate and share the ethics of Leave No Trace out on the trail; climber Kai Lightner has a plan to make the sport more inclusive; these dogs save horses; and rambling through Grand County.

FLASHPOINT
Here’s how the departure of Outdoor Retailer will impact Colorado and what the state’s new Director of the Office of Outdoor Recreation Conor Hall plans to do in the big show’s absence.

HOT SPOT
The water is high and its time to roll on the river. Here are three of our favorite trips, with good for whitewater junkies, anglers, and casual paddlers alike.

OPINION
White supremacy and microaggressions are ingrained in our society and outdoor culture but if we all are aware of our actions we can move forward.

THE ROAD
A year after leaving full-time van life to embrace a rooted existence, our writer realizes that trail (and particularly mountain) running brings her full circle to why she goes outside in the first place.

ELWAYVILLE
There are a lot of things wrong with the world right now. But music isn’t one of them. Peter Kray can’t wait to reimmerse himself in the scene.

The Elevation Outdoors 2022 mountain Festival Guide
It’s back! Things will start to feel a little bit normal this summer and you can celebrate a little bit of life with other humans at these famed Rocky Mountain festivals. Music, beer, dancing, art, sport—it’s all here and waiting for you to get out on a classic road trip with bikes, SUPs, tents, and loved ones.

Paddling Gear
Swag to float your boat

Fly Fishing Gear
Heres everything you need to catch those trout.

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