6 Things to Take on your Colorado National Park Vacation

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Gear guide for a Colorado National Parks vacation

After many trips to Colorado's national parks and monuments, our editor has created a list of her favorite things to bring along.

Also see our suggested packing list.

1. EcoVessel 20 oz. Insulated Bottle

Stay hydrated with our favorite water bottle. It keeps cold drinks frigid and hot drinks toasty for 12 hours, plus it comes with a strainer for your tea leaves. $26.95; ecovessel.com

MAKER SPOTLIGHT: Discover how EcoVessel based in Boulder, Colo., got its start.

2. Lowa Locarno GTX Lo

New in spring 2018, these comfortable dayhikers can be worn on the East Inlet Trail and for evening cocktails at Bird & Jim, a restaurant in Estes Park. They are available in several colors. $190; lowaboots.com.

3. Chaco Z/2 NPF Grand Canyon

Chaco partnered with National Park Foundation for this design. Wear these quick-dry sandals with thin double straps while rafting down Colorado's rivers. $130; chacos.com

4. Patagonia R1 Fleece Hoodie

This midweight layer treated with odor-reducing Polygiene is great for huge temperature swings. Light and warm, it proved to be an essential layer for our testers in seven national parks. $159; patagonia.com

5. Colorado All Parks Map Tee

Celebrate Colorado's four national parks in style. A portion of the profits support the National Park Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids Program. $36; parksproject.us

6. Rescue Plus

Stay healthy and well-rested on your road trip when you travel with a bottle of RESCUE PLUS™ sleep gummies. Each gummy has 2.5 mg of melatonin. Consult your doctor before taking any supplements. $14.95; rescueremedy.com