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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:...

Now Is the Right Time for Art on the Streets

Colorful murals and detailed sculptures have been cropping up all over downtown since May. As part of the Downtown Partnership's annual Art on the...
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...
Crane building Pikes Peak Summit Complex

What’s Up on the Pikes Peak Summit Complex?

It has been two years since the cranes and construction crews moved in at the summit of Pikes Peak to build a new, state-of-the-art...
bartender at ax and the oak

Free Crafts and Drafts Passport Delivers Deals on Local Drinks

Looking for deals on your favorite local drinks, from beer and wine to craft spirits and coffee? The Colorado Springs Crafts and Drafts Passport...
Whitewater rafting Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River

It’s a Great Summer for Arkansas River Rafting

By the time we reach Zoom Flume rapid about halfway through Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River, I’d swear our guide is dousing me...
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....
Dine Out Downtown on S. Tejon St.

Dine Out Downtown Brings Expanded Patio Dining

It took a pandemic, but part of Tejon Street is now a pedestrian-only zone filled with extended patios for on-street dining—at least on Friday...
Pikes Peak Library District takes on COVID-19

Your PPLD Library Card Has Superpowers

If your idea of the public library is the antiquated knowledge repository of yore, then you probably haven’t been paying attention. But all the...
I can't breathe mask at Black Lives Matter protests in Colorado Springs

Faces and Photos of the Black Lives Matter Protests

Shortly after 46-year-old George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer over Memorial Day weekend, crowds of Black Lives Matter protestors took to...
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