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.

explore with ollie

Explore With Ollie: The Q&A

Born and raised as a Dallas city boy, Stephen Martin joined the Army in 2005. After seven years of service, he decided to make...
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Get 14er Fit

Colorado’s 14ers call to explorers from all walks of life to take in the forever views, thin air and bragging rights of “peak-bagging.” According...
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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...
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Living the Resort Life in Cheyenne Mountain

There are five of us in the Hayward family. My wife and I, and three kids who are a mix of teens and preteens....
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Big Ideas for Colorado Springs: Skiing, Urban Water Park, New Tech, Arts Collaboration, More

Skiing in Our Backyard The proposed Ormes Peak Ski Area on the northern slopes of Ormes Peak would put all of Colorado Springs within 30...

At the Heart of Monument

Eats and Drinks 1. Pikes Peak Brewing Company One of the region’s leaders, well worth the drive to the foot of Monument Hill for whatever locally...
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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...
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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...
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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...