Outdoor Companies In Colorado Embracing Nature Through Innovation

Posted on October 2, 2019 by BWBacon. Tagged: For Candidates, Featured Companies, Colorado Culture

We can't get enough of our backyard. A majority of the outdoor Colorado companies share our genuine love of nature. They also  promote sustainable business practices and focus on connecting forward-thinking individuals.

It’s hard not to fall in love with Colorado and its laid back lifestyle. With more than 54 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet and nearly 300 days of sunshine, we offer some hard-to-beat perks that you just won’t find anywhere else in the country.

In this post, we’re highlighting a few innovative outdoor companies in Colorado. A majority of these brands are in the tech scene. There are also a few making strides to improve the environment. If you’re a fan of outdoor culture and seeking opportunities in our nature-thriving state, use this list as a starting point to inspire where you apply.

Thriving Outdoor Companies in Colorado to Start Your Career Search


A truly innovative venture that’s promoting smart energy use, Uplight is, according to their website, the leading provider of end-to-end customer-centric technology solutions dedicated solely to serving the energy ecosystem. More than 80 utilities around the globe use Uplight solutions to power their customer energy experience. Headquartered in Boulder with a location in Denver, Uplight helps contribute to a more sustainable future by empowering their customers to understand their energy use to minimize waste.

Backcountry Access

A truly important company, Backcountry Access serves to save lives, not just to sell their products. For more than 20 years, they’ve been touted as the most trusted name in back country safety. The organization, which was founded in Boulder, sells safety gear and provides consumer education to help prevent injuries and accidents on the slopes.

Active Oversight

Active Oversight was created to introduce software utilizing blockchain, wearables, and machine learning to the process of rebuilding society’s aging civil infrastructure and to build a bridge to the workforce of the future. Pretty cool, right? They provide a great product while truly practicing what they preach. They want their employees to enjoy the Colorado lifestyle as much as possible and even boast a 4 day/32 hour work week.


We’re all well aware of how destructive plastic water bottles are for our environment. Well, Flowater is taking a step to solve the issue and help get rid of toxins in our drinking water. They’re a growing company in Denver on a mission to provide the purest, most premium water on the planet, while we eliminate plastic water bottle waste. And it’s working,the Flowater stations have already helped save the world’s landfills from over 100 million plastic bottles. They also give a portion of their profits to communities in need of clean water.


The Smartwool story started with the belief that feet should be comfortable no matter the adventure.Founded by two ski instructors in Steamboat Springs, the clothing brand has been creating smart, innovative apparel for more than 25 years. They give back to outdoor-centric organizations through their active advocacy fund and seek to achieve the highest sustainability standards possible through their operations.

We encourage you to start seeking opportunities at these organizations or other outdoor Colorado companies. These are just a handful of amazing organizations that are thriving in the Denver area. The more you start to explore various opportunities, the more you’ll make connections between innovation, outdoors and our sought after lifestyle.

Here at BWBacon Group, we know and live what you are experiencing as an employer or job seeker in Denver, Boulder, Dallas, San Francisco, New York City or any of the other cities we work in. We believe great recruiting starts and ends with understanding people.

If you have any questions about living, working or playing any of the areas we serve, please contact us. We are happy to help. Seize the day, every day, that’s what we say!