Packing List

Since you’re traveling in mountains and desert you’ll want to remember to bring some things you might not need in other environments. Denver, Colorado is 5280 feet (1609 meters) above sea level. Glenwood Springs is 5761 feet (1756 meters) above sea level and Moab is 4026 feet (1227 meters) above sea level.

At higher elevations, you’ll want to drink more water, a gallon a day, and less alcohol since alcohol’s effects are magnified in higher altitudes. You’ll also want to take it easy during your first day if you’re not accustomed to high altitudes to give your body a chance to acclimate to your new surroundings.

Here’s a list of what to bring along when you travel to the Colorado Rockies and Utah’s Red Rocks.

  • Quart Water Bottle
  • Hat with Wide Brim
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing Suit
  • Flip Flops
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Lightweight Fleece
  • Daypack
  • Light Rain Jacket
  • Water Bottle