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.

Showshoers, charcuterie, art gallery-local gift experiences

Give the Gift of Local Experience

Holiday shopping feeling extra challenging this year? You can give the gift of experience, thanks to a full menu of Holiday Adventure Packages from...
Patricia Cameron, aka Blackpacker, thru-hiking the Colorado Trail

Blackpacker Hikes the Colorado Trail, Diversifies Outdoors

It was somewhere near the end of the Colorado Trail (CT), with hundreds of miles of trekking behind her, that Patricia Cameron, finally felt...
Dizzy the dog statue in Palmer Lake, Colorado

The Trails of Palmer Lake

Between Colorado Springs and Denver lies the Palmer Divide, an elevated ridge that creates a subtle pass between these two large cities. This ridge...
Sunset at Pulpit Rock, Colorado Springs

50 Days, 50 Ways Challenge to Explore Colorado Springs

The temperatures are getting cooler, but there are still plenty of ways to nurture your physical and mental well-being here in Colorado Springs and...
The $300k self-cleaning bathroom of Colorado Springs

At Least We Have a $300K Bathroom

Some may consider the arrival of a fully automated public bathroom in Old Colorado City a sign of the apocalypse, though whether it should...
St. Mary's Falls flowing in May

Trails: Hike St. Mary’s Falls

Where to Find It: North Cheyenne Cañon Park Distance: approximately 6.5 miles roundtrip Elevation Gain: approximately 1,350 feet Difficulty: Intermediate / Difficult Know Before You Go: The ascent...
Pineries Open Space trail through open meadows

Trails: Pineries Open Space

Where to Find It: Black Forest Distance: 9 miles Elevation Gain: approximately 500 feet Difficulty: Easy to intermediate  Know Before You Go: The Pineries 9-mile loop has no...
Mountain biker on Pikes Peak APEX course

Pikes Peak APEX Is Springs’ Biggest Mountain Bike Race

If you race it, they will come—and help fund improvements to our world-class trails. That’s the idea behind the Pikes Peak APEX, the biggest...
Hot air balloons launch with Pikes Peak on the horizon

Colorado Springs Hot Air Balloons Rise Above

The Labor Day Lift Off is one of Colorado Springs best and most beautiful annual traditions. And while things will look different this year...
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:...
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