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.

Illustration by Kevin Reed

Pursuing My Vacation, Er, Inner Peace

The first morning, we wake with a start to the roar of howler monkeys. My phone reads 4:22 a.m. “Waaaaaaaaaaaaa! Woooooooaaaaaa!” The howls, deep and resonant,...
Therapy pools at the SunWater Spa

SunWater Spa: Colorado Springs Staycations

This is just the place Manitou and Colorado Springs have needed—this is just the place I have needed. Soaking in hot mineral spring water?...

At the Heart of Monument

Sponsored by: 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...
backcountry yurt hut trip

How to Hut Trip

We improvised by adding an extra stick of butter to the pancake mix before we poured our first batch onto the wood-burning stovetop, our...

Where to Eat, Shop, Play in Briargate

Created in the 1980s and booming since the ’90s, Briargate has long drawn families looking for the newer suburban amenities of a master-planned community,...
tents at mountain chalet

New Location, Same Mountain Chalet Spirit

Sometimes even an icon needs a little change. After 51 years in its original Tejon Street storefront facing Acacia Park, Mountain Chalet has moved.  Colorado’s...
Olympic Training Center

Inside the New Olympic Training Center Tour

As the music swells, so do goose bumps on every arm in the room in the Olympic Training Center rotunda. Directly beneath the local Olympic...

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...

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

1. Celebrate Sustain-a-Fest 2018 This Earth-Day-every-day celebration on April 14 includes sustainability exhibits and activities, food trucks, live music and more at the city's Sustainacenter. facebook.com/pg/COSSustainability/events 2. Clean...
Blue bird ski day with Monarch Mountain ski pass

Spring Into Preseason Ski Pass Deals

It’s been an epic snow season, which makes it even easier for skiers and snowboarders to keep hitting the slopes as Front Range temps...
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