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.

pikes peak from top of red mountain

Hike: Red Mountain Is Hidden in Plain Sight

Red Mountain Rundown Length: About 2.5 miles out and back Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Highlight: Incline-like views without the crowds. Know before you go: Parking near the trailhead...
first lift opening day ski season arapahoe basin

The Race for First Lift: Ski Season Opens

Every year in the fall, skiers and snowboarders across Colorado place bets, do snow dances and dust off their gear, preparing to drop everything...
sea of waldos run the streets of colorado springs

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...
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Striking Mueller’s Daytrip Gold

The Donut Mill Start with a sugar rush on your way through Woodland Park. Everything is large at this local institution. The biscuits and gravy...
fall color mountain bike ride

4 Pro Tips for Better Mountain Biking

Looking to take your singletrack skills up a notch? Tired of feeling frustrated by the same rooty, rocky nemeses? There are three simple things...
Cycling Pikes Peak Colorado Springs

Go Big on Pikes Peak With 3 Bucket List Challenges

There’s a good chance you have at least one of these three definitive Colorado Springs challenges on your active outdoor bucket list: the Manitou...
Strava Bike Riding Colorado Springs

To Strava in the Springs

We had just finished moving into our Colorado Springs home a few years ago when my next-door neighbor arrived to introduce himself. To protect...
Olympic Training Center

Inside the New Olympic Training Center Tour

As the music swells, so do goose bumps on every arm in the room in the Olympic Training Center rotunda. Directly beneath the local Olympic...
Buena Vista Mt Princeton Hot Springs Colorado

Taking the Plunge in Buena Vista

I. Can’t. Breathe. One minute I’m paddling a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) in the middle of a pristine lake. The world rests in perfect balance—warm sun...
mountain biking microadventures on the colorado trail

Microadventures: Backyard Discoveries

It’s challenging to keep a camp stove lit at 11,742 feet between spindrifts of snow. I haven’t spent the night in a snow cave...
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