Get outside! 15 mighty independent outdoor gear stores in Denver for all your adventure needs

by Carrie Bradon | Dec. 4, 2017, 1:04am |

Denver is one of the best places for adventure tourism in the United States.

Hiking, camping, trekking and adventure sporting are all popular past-times, especially in areas of the world where the temperatures are perfect and the scenery is unbeatable. And there are a lot of reasons that getting outside and breaking a sweat is overall good for your body, such as the increased vitamin D you get from sunlight, to increased brain function from the fresh oxygen.

Though we may have come far from our cave-dwelling, tree-climbing, food-foraging ancestors, there is something about the outdoors that remains alluring and addictive even in a world of automation and limitless technology.

Denver is one of the best places for adventure tourism in the United States, thanks to their gorgeous mountain backdrop and constantly dry yet crisp air. If you're feeling in the mood for adventuring, you'll need to check out these 15 mighty independent outdoor gear shops in Denver, to get your hike started on the right foot.

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Wilderness Exchange Unlimited
2401 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 964-0708
If you're looking for the right gear for the outdoors, Wilderness Exchange is a great place to start.

Outdoors Geek
4431 Glencoe St, Denver, CO 80216
(303) 699-6944
In addition to having a good selection of gear to buy, Outdoors Geek offers rental gear as well, which will save you money if you're only an occasional hiker.

Feral Mountain Co.
4320 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
(303) 903-8584
Feral Mountain is ideal if you are looking for high-end gear.

Topo Designs
2500 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
(303) 954-8420
All of the gear at this store is made domestically, so you can feel good about your purchase.

Open Road Outfitter
80 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80223
(303) 733-7777
Open Road Outfitter carries a lot of gear that you may need for hauling your stuff up mountain roads, such as bike racks and more.

Never Summer Industries
3838 Eudora Way, Denver, CO 80207
(303) 320-1813
If you are in need of a new snowboard, skis, or snow apparel, Never Summer always has the best in stock.

Rudy Project
3300 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
(800) 760-2518
Rudy Project specializes in gear to help keep your eyes and head safe, with helmets and protective eyewear all thoughtfully designed.

Meier Skis
970 Yuma St, Denver, CO 80204
(844) 966-3754
Meier Skis is a fun place to come whether you're buying or browsing, thanks to the fresh local brews that are always on tap.

Trout's Flyfishing
1303 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
(303) 733-1434
This fishing shop carries a comprehensive selection of all that you need to make your day outdoor perfect.

Christy Sports Ski & Snowboard
201 University Blvd, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-3885
Perfect for all of your rental needs, Christy's is a great business run by locals.

3700 Havana St, Denver, CO 80239
(877) 731-6051
If it's mountainbiking you're passionate about, there are few places in Denver better suited to help you pick out your next set of equipment than Giantnerd.

Denver Tent Company
5005 Ironton St, Denver, CO 80239
(303) 399-3232
Established in 1890, Denver Tent Company does tents like no other and their customer service is also legendary.

Confluence Kayaks
2301 7th St, Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-3676
This store may specialize in kayaks, but don't let the name fool you; Confluence is excellent for many water sports, including the clothing that you need for a great day outside.

Sports Plus
1055 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-6613
Sports Plus offers a nice selection of used and new products, as well as repair and maintenance services to keep your old bike working like new.

275 Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223
(303) 534-3474
Fishpond anticipates all the needs of fishing enthusiasts.

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