Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors

We are Coloradans. Sitting indoors just isn't our style. From best local trails to the best ski deals, we have you covered.

Roasting Pueblo chiles

Kick It With Pueblo Chiles

Fire up the grill: It’s chile season. And when it comes to Colorado’s iconic late summer food, it’s Pueblo chiles you want, the juicier...
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4 Ways to Play at the AFA

For a non-service member, I’ve spent an unusual amount of time on the U.S. Air Force Academy. It comes from growing up in Colorado...
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Behind the Scenes Video: Fall Cover Photo Shoot

Join photographer Aaron Anderson and local pro triathlete Erin Storie in this behind the scenes video for our August cover story: "Your Perfect COS...
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6 State Parks to Explore Near Colorado Springs

One of my favorite things about Colorado is the abundance of managed, wild places. The Centennial State is not lacking in the parks department....
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Best Hikes: Summer of Colorado Springs Summits

This is Pikes Peak Country, no doubt about it. We bask in the glow of purple mountain majesty in a region named for that...
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Road Trip: On the Open Colorado Road

I blame that un-seat-belted, late 1970s family journey across the Mojave Desert for getting me hooked on the classic road trip. Ever since, the...

Crestone Odyssey

Crestone is one of those spots that many people have heard about, but never actually visited. Nestled against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at...
Crested Butte

Rolling Through Paradise in Crested Butte

All hard feelings from the earlier wrong turns quickly shake free with the trail dust as we begin pedaling across the hillside meadows of...
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My Inner—and Outerwear—Festivarian

It began with a mandolin. My wife found it at a garage sale. A week later she played the opening riff to “Jolene” for...
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Summer of Cycling

Cheer The Colorado Classic The pros are back, and Colorado Springs is the chosen launching pad for the new four-stage race. Some of the world’s best...