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Protect Public Lands: Learn Leave No Trace Ethics

With thousands visiting the mountains each year, our impact is growing too. Search and rescue calls are on the rise, trails are littered with dog waste, water quality is declining, and trailheads are overflowing with visitors, cars, and trash. Land managers need our help to address this situation, yet 9 out of 10 public land visitors still lack a Leave No Trace education. We put together these simple Leave No Trace tips to help the public protect the mountains, forests, and rivers we all love for future generations. If you climb 14ers, check out our Leave No Trace 14er Guide for tips and tricks to protect Colorado’s iconic summits.

Leave No Trace Tips

All our LNT tip cards are free to download and use for any purpose. Click a card to download it for access. Please credit “The Next Summit” as the source and provide a link back to this page so others can use these resources too – Thanks!

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14er Planner

Download my Colorado 14ers Planner for Your Next Summit!

Become a subscriber to download my free 14er planner. It lists all 58 peaks in the perfect climbing order. Get it now & start planning!