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.

Illustrated nervous first-timer at clothing-optional hot springs

First-Timer’s Guide to Clothing-Optional Hot Springs

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there comes a time in life when every person closes the door on public nudity. I believed...
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?...
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods beyond the Garden fo the Gods Club and Resort infinity pool.

Garden of the Gods Club and Resort: Colorado Springs Staycations

The infinity pool beckons. Steam swirls and dances over its surface in the December chill, convincing me to endure the few steps of freezing...
The Cliff House at Pikes Peak.

Cliff House: Colorado Springs Staycations

It all comes together as I walk the halls of the Cliff House, peering at the faces and customs of bygone eras captured in...
Colorado Springs Staycations: The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel

Mining Exchange: Colorado Springs Staycations

Consider this your excuse to indulge in the heart of downtown. Fine art, drinks, dining—even rock climbing—are within a few blocks of your stay...
Roasting marshmallows at The Broadmoor.

The Broadmoor: Colorado Springs Staycations

Entering The Broadmoor grounds is like crossing some unseen portal that presses pause on the hectic pace of life—even with the kids in tow....
Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, Colorado Springs Staycations

Stay to Get Away: Perfect Colorado Springs Staycations

Each year, millions of people save up, dream of glorious getaways, book reservations and spend good money to come here, Colorado Springs and 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...

How to Cut Your Own Firewood…

I put an ax through the center of my left foot on New Year’s Day two years ago. My friend Doug and I were...

Maximizing Multiday Ski Passes

So you're more casual in your snow approach? Planning to confine your skiing to the one week the friends or family will be in...
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