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Deb Acord

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Hike: Dome Rock State Wildlife Area

Where to Find It: Between Divide and Cripple Creek, southwest of Mueller State Park Distance: 11 miles for a loop around Dome Rock; other options vary Difficulty: Easy to intermediate Know Before...

3 Great Trails for Snowshoeing

Here’s the thing about snowshoeing in the Pikes Peak region: You want deep snow, but you want to be able to get to the trailhead, and you can’t really...

Finding Waldo

Chelise Foster always loved Waldo Canyon, a corner of the Pike National Forest with a popular, picturesque loop trail a few miles west of Manitou Springs. So when the...

100 Years of Pikes Peak Hill Climb History

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb was a typical Spencer Penrose move. In 1915, the fearless entrepreneur, adventurer and gold baron who created many iconic landmarks in Colorado Springs turned...

The Beginnings of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Spencer Penrose would be pleased by the success of the zoo he established as a nonprofit in 1938. Penrose arrived in Colorado Springs in 1892, lured by the promise...