Sports & Outdoors in Estes Park

Estes Park Mountain Shop

For very high-end technical gear, you'll want to rent in Denver or Boulder, but if you're heading into the woods for a couple days, these guys have sturdy gear for rent at a reasonable rate. They also rent bikes ($3…
Homewares in Fort Collins


This is the biggest kitchen supply store in northern Colorado and as such is filled with every cooking thingamajig under the sun, plus lots of local sauces and jams. The selection of knives and cookbooks is impressi…
Sports & Outdoors in Steamboat Springs

Ski Haus

After fitting skis for four decades, this place is the first and last stop for many snow-bound visitors. You can rent top-quality gear here, or buy used rentals or demo skis. In the summer, it also rents bikes and c…
Clothing in Steamboat Springs

F.M. Light & Sons

This cowboy shop has been hawking Stetsons since 1905. There's a great collection of boots and other gear. You will see F.M. signs up and down the highways leading to Steamboat. These olden days billboards are now p…
Sports & Outdoors in Fort Collins

Jax Outdoor Gear

Half camping outfitter, half army-surplus store, Jax is Fort Collins’ most well-rounded outdoor supplier – a place where you can buy a fishing rod, a Patagonia jacket and a gas mask. Its rental department has kayaks…
Maps in Estes Park

MacDonald Book Shop

You can hunker down here with a collection of topographical maps and regional titles to help plan your trip into the park. The book selection is good and the lattes from the adjoining coffee counter aren't too shabb…
Clothing in Steamboat Springs


No doubt the hippest clothing store on the Western Slope, Urbane stocks cool urban threads for men and women. It’s a great little store and the perfect place to upgrade your mountain-biking duds for a night on the t…
Books in Steamboat Springs

Off the Beaten Path

Among the crowded stacks and sharp fragrance of brewing coffee beans, patrons browse for books on local history and light vacation reads. The staff picks are good, and there is a tiny cafe on hand for cozy chats.
Sports & Outdoors in Grand Lake

Never Summer Mountain Products

This super friendly shop offers excellent information on area hikes. It is also the only spot to rent bear canisters ($5) and cross-country skis or snowshoes ($20) this side of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Dispensary in Steamboat Springs

Golden Leaf

This dispensary just outside the main town center has plenty of options for edibles, vapes and good old-fashioned grass.