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.

All Hail the Dixon Trail and Lake Moraine Trail – And the Devotees Who...

Do you see any over there?” I call to my teenage daughter from deep inside a tangle of scrub oak and pine branches. “No …...

Easy DIY Tips to Keep Your Bike Running Smoothly

Colorado Springs has lot of great bike shops, but there are a few key areas of bike maintenance that are easy to learn and...
couple taking part in luvbyrd chairlift speed dating.

Inside Chairlift Speed Dating With LuvByrd

Most skiers share some version of this fantasy: Getting on the chairlift with some stranger, and in the 10-minute ride to the top, starting...
gold aspen at mueller state park

Striking Mueller’s Daytrip Gold

The Donut Mill Start with a sugar rush on your way through Woodland Park. Everything is large at this local institution. The biscuits and gravy...
fly fishing mishaps

Getting Hooked: First-Timer Fly Fishing

Since its inception, Springs magazine has sent me on a number of improbable missions. I’ve bared it all at a clothing-optional hot spring, chopped...
airfare airplane flies into sunset

Fly Away: Springtime Airfare Deals from Colorado Springs

Did Spring Break leave you longing for another? Do the up-and-down temperatures of Colorado springtime leave you dreaming of warmer climates? Good news! There...
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...
Snowy Cheyenne Canon

Cheyenne Canon: Snow Running the Columbine Trail

My legs come to life as I trot into the icy air in the mouth of Cheyenne Canon. The snow has fallen steadily for...
Cañon City

Explore Cañon City’s Mountain Biking Gem: Oil Well Flats

Fuel Up: Coyote’s Coffee Den Join the locals at Coyote’s Coffee Den in Penrose for some pre-ride calories and caffeine. Wrapped and ready breakfast burritos...
fall color mountain bike ride

4 Pro Tips for Better Mountain Biking

Looking to take your singletrack skills up a notch? Tired of feeling frustrated by the same rooty, rocky nemeses? There are three simple things...
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