Health & Sports

Health & Sports

The games we play. The athletes among us. The tips for living the active, healthy life in Colorado Springs. The best Springs articles on fitness, health and sports.

Sunset at Pulpit Rock, Colorado Springs

50 Days, 50 Ways Challenge to Explore Colorado Springs

The temperatures are getting cooler, but there are still plenty of ways to nurture your physical and mental well-being here in Colorado Springs and...
St. Mary's Falls flowing in May

Trails: Hike St. Mary’s Falls

Where to Find It: North Cheyenne Cañon Park Distance: approximately 6.5 miles roundtrip Elevation Gain: approximately 1,350 feet Difficulty: Intermediate / Difficult Know Before You Go: The ascent...
Pineries Open Space trail through open meadows

Trails: Pineries Open Space

Where to Find It: Black Forest Distance: 9 miles Elevation Gain: approximately 500 feet Difficulty: Easy to intermediate  Know Before You Go: The Pineries 9-mile loop has no...
Mountain biker on Pikes Peak APEX course

Pikes Peak APEX Is Springs’ Biggest Mountain Bike Race

If you race it, they will come—and help fund improvements to our world-class trails. That’s the idea behind the Pikes Peak APEX, the biggest...
Mt Esther overlook above Ute Pass, outside of Colorado Springs

Trails: Hiking the Mt Esther Trail

Where to Find It: Chipita Park, Ute Pass west of Colorado Springs Distance: About 3.5 miles one way from the trailhead to Crystal Creek Reservoir Difficulty:...
COVID-19 skiing at A-Basin earlier this Spring. Ski pass deals are in the works for next season, even with pandemic uncertainties.

Colorado Ski Pass Deals and Pandemic Guarantees

What will the ski season look like this year? Will there even be a ski season? As with everything during the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty...
On top of Pikes Peak.

How to Play on Pikes Peak This Summer

No matter where you look in Colorado Springs, there’s Pikes Peak, sending out its reassuring welcome to get out and enjoy the great outdoors....
day camp at city rock

Summer Day Camp Is Open in Colorado Springs

Summer’s here, and kids are clamoring to get their adventures started. Now they have something to cheer about. Even though COVID-19 has thrown a...
virtual fitness at Whole Living Pilates

Online Fitness Classes to Keep You Fit and Sane

Don’t let your yoga mat or running shoes sit dejected in a corner. Sure, COVID-19 has probably meant an abundance of Netflix marathons, homeschooling...
Grazing Yack Solar Project

How Green Is Colorado Springs?

Ask a range of residents, from the average citizen to the involved professional, “How green is Colorado Springs?” and the most common first response...
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