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The Higher Ground Fair’s Outdoor Living participants showcase the diversity of living in and exploring the beautiful outdoors of the Rocky Mountain Region, from exhibits and presentations to workshops and demonstrations. 


Interested in participating at Higher Ground Fair 2023

We are accepting applications! Apply to be a vendor, exhibitor or presenter today!


The Continental Divide Trail Coalition

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is one of the largest conservation efforts in the history of the United States and a national non-profit working in partnership with the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management to complete, promote and protect the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

Pack Animal Magazine with Alexa Metrick

Alexa Metrick is the editor of Pack Animal Magazine, a quarterly full-color print publication for those who enjoy exploring the great outdoors with the help of pack animals. She grew up packing with llamas in Carbondale, Colorado and is the webmaster for the family business, a line of pack equipment called Sopris Unlimited. Alexa was a co-organizer of the 2011 Pack Llama Festival in Silverton, Colorado and is a member of the Leadville Trail 100's Hopeless Crew at Hope Pass.Visit the Pack Animal booth to learn how you can outsource your backpack to a pack animal that will help you hike further, stay longer, and forgo counting ounces. There is a perfect pack animal for every backcountry trip; let us help you find it. Alexa will be demonstrating how to saddle a llama at the Higher Ground Fair and will be happy to answer your questions about backcountry packing with everything from llamas and goats to camels and yaks. 

Laramie County Conservation District

Laramie County Conservation District provides Laramie County citizens with the necessary information and technical assistance to support sustainable production from soil and water resources, protect the county’s tax base, control flooding, improve air and water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and protect and promote the health, welfare and safety of Laramie County residents. Laramie County Conservation District will also be providing an interactive Stream Trailer Exhibit at the Higher Ground Fair! Visit their website here.



4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better. Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly six million kids have taken on critical societal issues, such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all.Visit their website here.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace provides research, education and initiatives so every person who ventures outside can protect and enjoy our world responsibly.

Visit their website here.

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