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Health & Wellness: Local Outdoor Activities

Information on medicine, health & wellness from databases, books and magazines in Mesa County Libraries.

Get outside!

As stated on, Mesa County is 3,300 square miles of mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts and National Forests. For outdoor health and wellness opportunities, check out the resources listed on this page. 

Nature Passes

Mesa County Libraries is proud to offer many local passes available to checkout -see our Culture and Nature Passes page for more information, or click on any of the links below for more specific details on available nature passes.  Each pass can be checked out for a week and will need to be returned to the library location where it was checked out.

Colorado National Monument Patron Pass

Check Out State Parks: Colorado Patron Pass


Leave No Trace Etiquette

Leave No Trace is a set of ethics promoting the protection and conservation of the outdoors.

According to the website:

The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. The Principles can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your backyard. Each Principle covers a specific topic and provides detailed information to empower you to minimize your impacts.

The 7 Principles are well-established and widely known but not static. Leave No Trace continually examines, evaluates, and reshapes the Principles and conducts research to ensure that they are up to date with the latest insights from biologists, land managers, and other leaders in outdoor education.


The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace:

1. Plan ahead and prepare

2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces

3. Dispose of waste properly

4. Leave what you find

5. Minimize campfire impacts

6. Respect wildlife

7. Be considerate of others


Want to Volunteer with Leave No Trace? Click here for more details!