LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) — A new facility at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville is lowering barriers for those who have not typically had access to the great outdoors.
Get Outdoors Leadville! recently opened a gear library to lend essentials like backpacks, sleeping bags, mountain bikes and helmets. Its leaders say they are providing access to low-income families, immigrants and families of color.
The library is open to all Lake County residents and there is a small membership fee. But residents who can’t afford a membership still will get access.
Colorado Mountain College also envisions the facility as a real-life laboratory for students in the school’s outdoor leadership training program.