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.

Cycling Pikes Peak Colorado Springs

Go Big on Pikes Peak With 3 Bucket List Challenges

There’s a good chance you have at least one of these three definitive Colorado Springs challenges on your active outdoor bucket list: the Manitou...
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...
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...
Buena Vista Mt Princeton Hot Springs Colorado

Taking the Plunge in Buena Vista

I. Can’t. Breathe. One minute I’m paddling a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) in the middle of a pristine lake. The world rests in perfect balance—warm sun...
mountain biking microadventures on the colorado trail

Microadventures: Backyard Discoveries

It’s challenging to keep a camp stove lit at 11,742 feet between spindrifts of snow. I haven’t spent the night in a snow cave...
Dog Park Colorado Springs

One Dog’s Perfect Day

When my 8-year-old Boston terrier hits deep sleep, her paws wiggle. I’m certain it’s because she’s dreaming. But is she hunting squirrels as many...
Patio at the wines of colorado

Patios We Love

The Wines of Colorado A meal at this secluded spot feels like a staycation. Two decks—one upstairs in the sun and one shaded beside the...

Big Fat Bike Fun

There’s a big, stupid permagrin plastered across my face. I knew fat bikes were fun. I’d heard about their prowess as snow-eating winter cycling...
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?...
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