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.

olympic museum atrium

Q&A: Christopher Liedel Gives an Update on the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

As the striking architecture of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum changes the downtown skyline, we spoke with CEO Christopher Liedel about what to...
Sawatch Range 14ers

How to Summit Snowy 14ers This Summer

Colorado weather usually flips like a switch from winter to summer. But last winter’s record-breaking snow has meant snowy conditions are likely to stay...
View from Mount Rosa in North Cheyenne Cañon.

Three More Trails to Try This Summer

Silver Cascade Falls Trail Type: Easy out and back Length: 0.6 miles round-trip Near: In Cheyenne Cañon, Drive up the cañon to the parking area, building and...
Illustration by Kevin Reed

Pursuing My Vacation, Er, Inner Peace

The first morning, we wake with a start to the roar of howler monkeys. My phone reads 4:22 a.m. “Waaaaaaaaaaaaa! Woooooooaaaaaa!” The howls, deep and resonant,...
festival fun at GoPro mountain games vail

So. Many. Summer Festivals. In Colorado Springs and Beyond

Summer is high season for festivals in Colorado Springs, up and down the Front Range and in mountain towns all over the state. Go...
shaun white and jj thomas

Olympic Snowboarder JJ Thomas About to Shred TEDx

JJ Thomas and Shaun White have some history. Back in 2002, Thomas edged out the 15-year-old White for the fourth and final spot on...
More the Muddier: Runners get down and dirty in the Big Dog Brag race.

Mud Runs and Obstacle Course Races: Let’s Get Dirty!

Dressed in knee socks, ’80s gym shorts, miniskirts and Richard Simmons headbands, my siblings and I hit the trail at the base of Copper...
free archery lesson

14 Free Things to Do in the Springs in April and May

Here are 14 upcoming events and activities you can do for free—or within a few bucks of free. Earth Day Rock Ledge Ranch, April 20 Celebrate the...
A caver testing out their skills in CaveSim.

CaveSim at CityRock and Its Manitou Makers

Caving has been called the perfect blend of “fear and intrigue, ” says Dave Jackson, who owns the Manitou Springs-based CaveSim LLC along with...
Blue bird ski day with Monarch Mountain ski pass

Spring Into Preseason Ski Pass Deals

It’s been an epic snow season, which makes it even easier for skiers and snowboarders to keep hitting the slopes as Front Range temps...
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