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.

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Summer Day Camp Is Open in Colorado Springs

Summer’s here, and kids are clamoring to get their adventures started. Now they have something to cheer about. Even though COVID-19 has thrown a...

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...
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Fall Photo Tips: Capturing Gold

It’s golden season in Colorado—that means everyone’s a photographer trying to capture the illuminated beauty of fall color all around. So how do you...
Coffin Races

How To Win The Emma Crawford Coffin Races

Manitou Springs hosts an annual morbid match inspired by a girl whose casket washed down Red Mountain in 1929 after years of erosion. The...
Strava Bike Riding Colorado Springs

To Strava in the Springs

We had just finished moving into our Colorado Springs home a few years ago when my next-door neighbor arrived to introduce himself. To protect...
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....
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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Forever Yours, The Land

If the land around the Pikes Peak Region could talk, what do you think it would say? Perhaps it would tell you about the...
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...
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Mountain Chalet: 50 Years of More Than Gear

On a recent spring day, a customer walks into Mountain Chalet, the long-running outdoor equipment store to report a problem with a pair of...
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