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.

Red Rocks in Woodland Park is another king of geological gem in Colorado

Trails: The Red Rocks No One Knows About

For Springs locals, hiking Red Rocks usually means hitting the trail early or late in the day to avoid crowds and traffic getting in...
ski ormes peak colorado springs

Big Ideas for Colorado Springs: Skiing, Urban Water Park, New Tech, Arts Collaboration, More

Skiing in Our Backyard The proposed Ormes Peak Ski Area on the northern slopes of Ormes Peak would put all of Colorado Springs within 30...
lake at cheyenne mountain resort

Living the Resort Life in Cheyenne Mountain

There are five of us in the Hayward family. My wife and I, and three kids who are a mix of teens and preteens....
Mountain Biker jumps off a rock at Red Rock Canyon.

Singletrack Springs: How to Hit All the Mountain Bike Trails

We’ve switched places, me and my bike. I’m carrying it now, stepping down sandstone ledges as scrub oak smacks my face. “How’s it look...
fishing at spinney mountain state park

6 State Parks to Explore Near Colorado Springs

One of my favorite things about Colorado is the abundance of managed, wild places. The Centennial State is not lacking in the parks department....
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...
fall color in Cripple Creek

Favorite Colorado Fall Color Drives

Warm sun lingers, but a slight chill in the air whispers the inevitable: Change is coming. The new season beckons us to the high...
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...
uphill skiing skins

8 Great Resorts for Uphill Skiing

Uphill skiing is on the rise. And more and more Colorado resorts — including these — are allowing daytime uphill access. Others allow uphilling...
Olympic Training Center

Inside the New Olympic Training Center Tour

As the music swells, so do goose bumps on every arm in the room in the Olympic Training Center rotunda. Directly beneath the local Olympic...
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