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.

Parker the Snow Dog Von Miller style

Parker the Snow Dog Lives the Deluxe Dog’s Life

He’s on first-name basis with Von Miller. He opens concerts at Red Rocks, such as Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks. He has his own...
Axe and the Oak whiskey house on the Colorado Spirits Trail

Where the Spirits Lead on the Colorado Spirits Trail

In 2004, George Washington’s—yes, that President Washington’s—commercial distillery was about to get a historic face-lift in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Just as one important chapter...
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...

New Outlook – The Outlook Lodge of Green Mountain Falls

I’ve passed Green Mountain Falls countless times, usually considering it a drive-by hamlet on the way to and from higher mountains and farther places....
ski on opening day at copper

Slope Savers: Early Season Ski Deals

Snow has been slow in coming, but ski season is upon us. For skiers and riders who didn't buy a season pass, it's time...
view from blodgett peak hike

3 Perfect Peak Hikes

The November weather has stayed friendly. The snow has been minimal even on our nearby Front Range peaks. And you’ve got to do something...
viewfinder on pikes peak

47 Ways to Play on Pikes Peak

Hike to the Top 1. Barr Trail: The classic, popular route out of Manitou Springs is quick to reach and long to travel, at 13...
soaking woman in the high elevation conundrum creek hot spring

Hot Springs Escapes

Looking to soak away your cares in some of Colorado's hot, mineral-laden waters? Here are a few to sample, from Manitou Springs to Buena...
Eukarya headlamp a winter gear favorite

Gear We Like for a Winter Hike

Shorter days and snowy weather doesn't mean the end of outdoor fun in Colorado Springs. With the right gear, you can still enjoy winter...
Illustrated nervous first-timer at clothing-optional hot springs

First-Timer’s Guide to Clothing-Optional Hot Springs

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there comes a time in life when every person closes the door on public nudity. I believed...
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