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.

waterfall

3 Worthy Waterfall Hikes

There’s just something about falling water. The movement. The mist. The sound. I love it—and so does my dog, Willow. In the summer, I...
children's hospital rendering

Big Ideas: Top Level Health Care for Kids at Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs Most exciting about the new Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs is, unequivocally, the opportunity to bring a Top 10-rated level...
rock climbing

Women of Rock

When it comes to rock climbing, it’s not surprising that Coloradans would be leaders on the scene. What might be unexpected is that in...
runners at garden of the gods race

How to Run Garden of the Gods

Morning beams of laser sunlight ignite the tips of the massive rock spires in the Garden of the Gods, setting each ablaze like so...
Switchbacks FC

The Boys of Summer Are Back: Switchbacks

SWITCHBACKS FC 2016 Results Regular Season: 14-9-7, 3rd in United Soccer League (USL) Western Conference Postseason: Made an unexpected early exit to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Western...
Sky Sox Fox

The Boys of Summer Are Back: Sky Sox

SKY SOX 2016 RESULTS 67-71 (41-27 at home, 26-44 away) 2nd in Pacific Coast League American Northern Division 2017 Outlook It’s the 30th season for Sky Sox baseball, and...
rock climbing humor

Rock Climbing: Elvis Leg at 80 Feet

At the moment you find yourself 50 feet up at the Garden of the Gods, clinging to the side of a rock outcrop for dear...
runners on winter trail

3 All-Weather Trails to Try Now

Sometimes it’s hard to peel yourself off the couch in the winter and spend time outdoors, but here are a few winter-friendly trails that...
Uphill skiing in Colorado

The Uphill Bird Gets the Turn: Why Uphill Skiing Is a Thing

My alarm goes off at 4:53 a.m. My first thought is incoherent. My second thought is that the temperature outside can’t be much higher...
uphill skiing skins

8 Great Resorts for Uphill Skiing

Uphill skiing is on the rise. And more and more Colorado resorts — including these — are allowing daytime uphill access. Others allow uphilling...