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.

Castlewood bridge

Northern Exposure

While the masses head west to the slopes, embrace your local Manifest Destiny by escaping north and east. Follow this route for a perfect...
Jim Heidelberg has recovered from his mountain bike accident.

Rescue on Almagre

The blades on the Flight for Life helicopter chewed into thin air as pilot Shawn McFarland fought to control the bird on a gusty...
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Your Colorado Springs Holiday Fun Guide

‘Tis the season to spread holiday cheer and celebrate with those nearest and dearest to you. We’ve all got our favorite traditions, but if...
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...
Illustration map of Old Colorado City

A Stroll Through Old Colorado City

Sponsored by: Once the original capital of the Colorado Territory, now it’s a local biz hub. Old Colorado City thrives on an eclectic mix of...
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...
pikes peak from top of red mountain

Hike: Red Mountain Is Hidden in Plain Sight

Red Mountain Rundown Length: About 2.5 miles out and back Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Highlight: Incline-like views without the crowds. Know before you go: Parking near the trailhead...
first lift opening day ski season arapahoe basin

The Race for First Lift: Ski Season Opens

Every year in the fall, skiers and snowboarders across Colorado place bets, do snow dances and dust off their gear, preparing to drop everything...
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...
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