The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
Why Online Education is a Game-Changer for Nurses
September 25, 2023

Online education has revolutionized the way nurses acquire knowledge and skills by providing them with a flexible and accessible learning...

Tips to safe hiking in bear country

Brown_Bear_in_StreamMany people enjoy getting outside and hiking a few trails during the summer. But, every year, someone is attacked by a roaming bear on the trail.

Just this month, as an report unveiled, an elderly woman was attacked by a bear, sustaining serious injuries. The bear was later killed after it attempted to attack an officer.


So, for those who are looking to put some miles on their new hiking boots, but still want to get near bear territory, here are some guides to hiking and camping in bear country. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife department has provided multiple tools and sets of advice for your next adventure.

For those who plan on hiking on trails in bear country, there are a few tools you can carry on your hike to aid your survival in the case of an attack.  Much like pepper spray used on during a human-on-human attack, there are products on the market that work in the same way on bears. has compiled a FAQ on on bear repellent. In the list they answer many questions, including which repellants to purchase and the effectiveness of bear repellant during different seasons.  .

Bear repellant is simple to use. If you are unsure how to properly use bear repellant, there are instructional videos online.

This video provides safety tips for bear encounters, while also providing a few laughs.

View Comments (2)
More to Discover

Hey, thanks for visiting!
We’d like to ask you to please disable your ad blocker when looking at our site — advertising revenue directly supports our student journalists and allows us to bring you more content like this.

Comments (2)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *