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.

CDOT snowplow at work

Name That Plow Contest Calls on Colorado Kids

Colorado’s snowplows need names, and it’s up to Colorado kids to come up with the creative monikers. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched...
Pipeline over Ute Pass Trail

Trails: Hike the Ute Pass Trail

Forest animals create the most pragmatic trails to food, water, shelter. Man follows. Ancient travelers, followed by the Ute Indians, then homesteaders and prospectors,...
wine and roses for Valentine's Day

Great Dates for Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Beyond

Looking for romance, fun or just a delicious meal? We’ve got you covered with these Valentine’s Day and beyond dates and special deals. Whether...
Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers some of the best trails in Colorado Springs, shown here beneath the namesake mountain.

Best Trails: Must-Do Hikes in Colorado Springs

We love our trails in Colorado Springs. We hike them, bike them, run them, walk them and roll them. If you put together all...
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...
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