Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Colorado

By Madison Dragna

Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Colorado

Colorado is known for its outdoor recreation spots and great camping opportunities. Therefore it comes as no surprise that the Centennial State is home to a number of top-notch outdoor retailers. From Fort Collins to Denver, campers will find everything they need for a great trip at these seven best outdoor stores in Colorado. 

2. Jax Outdoor Gear, Multiple locations

There are only seven stores in this local chain. Jax Mercantile has two types of stores, Jax Outdoor Gear and Jax Ranch & Home. For some great camping gear, including popular and local brands, Jax Outdoor Gear is the perfect store to visit. At Jax, camping enthusiasts will find brands like MSR,the North Face and Black Diamond.

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3. Gearonimo Sports, Colorado Springs, CO

Gearonimo is the largest used sporting goods store in the state of Colorado. Owned by outdoor enthusiasts who will not only provide you with high-quality gear, but high-quality advice, you can expect to have a memorable experience at Gearonimo. Find all the gear you’ll find for your next camping outing. 

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4. Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, Denver, CO

Wilderness Exchange Unlimited is an outdoor retail store in Denver that sells both new and used items. This independently-owned store draws backpackers, campers, and mountaineers alike due to its wide variety of items and affordable prices. Wilderness Exchange Unlimited is a consignment store, so also bring in your lightly-used gear to sell or trade in. Brands found at this store vary but expect popular brands like Therm-A-Rest, Big Agnes, and Jetboil.

5. Mountain Outfitters, Breckenridge, CO

“The path less traveled begins here.” That’s the motto at Mountain Outfitters in Breckenridge. This cool local store will outfit you with everything you need for camping, hiking, snow sports, and more. The owners and staff are all hardcore outdoor enthusiasts who will use their expert insight to get you what you need. Find brands like Black Diamond, Osprey, Sea to Summit, and more. 

6. Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Colorado Springs, CO

With such a passion for outdoor recreation flourishing all across Colorado, it should come as no surprise that the state is home to a variety of consignment shops dedicated to outdoor gear. With new and gently-used gear from Deuter, MSR, Black Diamond, and many other big brand names, you can’t possibly go around with MER.  

7. Feral Mountain Co., Denver, CO

“Feral,” is defined as “not domesticated or cultivated,” right on this outdoor store’s homepage. Feral Mountain Co. prides itself on being in a wild state. For camping, you’ll find awesome backpacks, tents and shelters, camp furniture, compression sacks, and even gear for your pet. Choose from all your favorite brands such as Black Diamond, Jetboil, and more. 

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