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.

Find Your Perfect Ski Pass

There’s an ancient Colorado proverb that goes something like this: The best time to buy your ski season pass was last spring. The second...
joy bus sunrise

Catching a Ride on the Joy Bus

We did the deal in a McDonald’s parking lot half a mile from the Portland airport after a 20-minute test drive and a rusty...
Crested Butte

Rolling Through Paradise in Crested Butte

All hard feelings from the earlier wrong turns quickly shake free with the trail dust as we begin pedaling across the hillside meadows of...
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3 Great Trails for Fun Family Hikes

From the youngest trail tykes to the fit and fast adventure rippers, these family-friendly trails are sure to keep your whole hiking family happy. Siamese...
A caver testing out their skills in CaveSim.

CaveSim at CityRock and Its Manitou Makers

Caving has been called the perfect blend of “fear and intrigue, ” says Dave Jackson, who owns the Manitou Springs-based CaveSim LLC along with...
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...
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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...

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...
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...
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