Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Equity Grant Bill to Support Outdoor Access for Underserved Youth

World-renowned for its parks, forests, and public lands, Colorado provides abundant opportunities for residents and visitors to find connection to outdoor spaces through recreation. However, a lack of financial and economic resources often excludes underserved youth and their families from fully experiencing the array of land, water, and wildlife activities in our state.

Colorado’s Outdoor Industry Leaders Team Up to Remove Accessibility Barriers

DENVER -- Colorado’s western slope offers limitless outdoor adventure opportunities, and a new partnership among national, state and local entities, including the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (OREC) and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) is addressing accessibility barriers. The Glenwood Springs Gear Library provides free outdoor gear and additional information to help remove barriers to participation. 

Outdoor Recreation Industry Thrives in Colorado with Innovative Sustainable Practices

The #ShopLocalColorado campaign this April celebrates Earth Day by highlighting sustainable products and initiatives by outdoor recreation and renewable energy businesses throughout Colorado. We invite business owners and community partners to utilize the #ShopLocalColorado toolkit to share the shop local message and encourage all Coloradans to shop locally, support our small businesses and boost our economy.

OEDIT Offers First German Outdoor Recreation Virtual Trade Mission

DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade will host a first-of-its-kind virtual trade mission to Germany throughout the month of March, focused on growing the state’s outdoor recreation industry. 

During the first two weeks of the month, Colorado companies will participate in a series of webinars, learning best practices and how to operate in the German market, led by AHP International and including such topics as German culture and business, as well as networking events with industry leaders.

City of Trinidad makes history by creating one of the first municipal/city level Office of Outdoor Recreation

At the close of 2020 the City of Trinidad, Colorado  announced the creation of it’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation.  While the first State Office of Outdoor Recreation was created in Utah in 2013, and Colorado created its State Office of Outdoor Recreation in 2015, Trinidad may be the first municipality to create an office dedicated to cultivating an outdoor recreation economy.

The CORE Act will Protect Over 400,000 Acres of Public Land and boost Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, and U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse, have introduced the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act. The bill supports growing Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy, protecting over 400,000 acres of public land, establishing new wilderness, recreation, and conservation areas, and safeguarding existing outdoor recreation opportunities.