What should I pack for a trip to Colorado Springs?

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Colorado Springs’ high-desert climate is known for two things above all: first, its much-ballyhooed 300 days of sunshine, and second, large swings in diurnal temperature.

So here’s an overview of what you should pack:

1. Sunscreen. This is a must and you’re bound to be in the sun all day long, depending upon the season.

2. Layers. You’ll need to pack layers in order to fend off the chills in the evenings and early mornings.

3. Hiking Gear. Of course, Colorado is also famed for the incredible hiking opportunities its Rocky Mountain landscape affords. But trust the outdoor enthusiasts who insist that you’ll regret it if you don’t choose proper footwear and wickable clothing — especially socks. (Perspiration-soaked cotton is, to put it bluntly, a bummer.).

4. A camera. You’ll probably kick yourself if you come back from your trip without any photographic evidence of your adventures, so be sure to pack a camera and the appropriate cords and gizmos that come along with it.

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