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.

3 Favorite Road Cycling Routes

Colorado Springs has a strong cycling community that includes all types of riders, from casual enthusiasts and commuters to Olympians, world champions and Tour...
soakers at joyful journey hot springs

Go Off the Beaten Path: Joyful Journey Hot Springs

I’m giddy as I pick up one of my girlfriends for a much-overdue two-day road trip. The hot waters of the San Luis Valley...
Prospect Lake has drawn Colorado Springs residents and visitors since the beginning

Prospect Lake: Historical Recreation Hub

With the mountainous backdrop of Pikes Peak and its central location just east of downtown, Prospect Lake has been a longtime centerpiece of Colorado...
Castlewood bridge

Northern Exposure

While the masses head west to the slopes, embrace your local Manifest Destiny by escaping north and east. Follow this route for a perfect...
runner on pikes peak 14ers

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...
the manitou incline

Climbing the Manitou Incline

Where to Find It: Manitou Springs Distance: 3.5 miles roundtrip: about .9 miles to the summit and 2.7 miles to return on Barr Trail. Difficulty: Extremely...

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,...
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Trails: Blodgett Peak and Blodgett Peak Open Space

Where to Find It: Northwest Colorado Springs, Blodgett Peak Open Space Distance: 5.2 miles out-and-back to summit, other trails available Difficulty: Advanced Peak Elevation: 9,423 feet Know Before...
On top of Pikes Peak.

How to Play on Pikes Peak This Summer

No matter where you look in Colorado Springs, there’s Pikes Peak, sending out its reassuring welcome to get out and enjoy the great outdoors....
two girls Jack Quinn's Running Club

8 Great Running Clubs and Group Runs in Colorado Springs

A little peer pressure can be a good thing when it comes to running and fitness. Rather than braving the trails alone, you can...
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