As the weather gets nicer and nicer, more people hit the trails. Make sure you follow proper trail etiquette to make the best out your trip for yourself and others.
5 Trail Etiquette Tips to Know and Share This Season
Regardless of whether you’re new at hiking or a seasoned pro, it’s good to be aware of the correct trail etiquette so that you can enjoy your trip, as well as allow others to do the same. Check out these tips and share them with your fellow hikers:
Just like cars do on the streets and highways, the concept of a right-of-way also applies to the trails. Bikers yield for hikers and both yield for horses, livestock and other animals. However, in some cases, it might be easier for hikers to step out of the way when bikers are riding by. Bikers should still always be cautious, and never expect hikers to get out of the way if they’re riding fast down the trail.
Be Mindful of Your Groups Size
Colorado trails usually allow up to 15 people per group, so consider that before setting up your group.
Always Leave No Trace
Respecting the integrity of the outdoors is very important when deciding to venture out on a hiking trip. Make sure you follow the seven principles of the outdoor conservation program.
Want Music? Wear Headphones
There’s nothing wrong with music. You can certainly listen to it if that’s what you want. However, it’s good to keep in mind that others around you might not appreciate the same music you do, or they would prefer to just listen and enjoy the sounds of nature.
Stay on the Trails
There’s a reason why there are designated trails. They allow the integrity of the plants and ecosystems around to be preserved, so avoid cutting corners or taking shortcuts and stay on the trails.
If you’re looking for a true Colorado adventure, Mile Hi Rafting will not disappoint. Come visit us and enjoy the beauty of Colorado nature with any of our tour or trips. It’ll be an adventure to remember.