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.

James Niehues Breckenridge town and slopes map

The Man Behind the Maps: Ski Artist James Niehues

If you ski or snowboard, then it’s most likely that James Niehues has been your guide. Over the course of nearly three decades, Niehues...
Angel Fire Shovel Races finish line

Last Chance for Angel Fire’s Shovel Races

Why take the chairlift down at the end of the day when you can ride your snow shovel? What started with lift operators at...
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...
Calendars featuring local aspects of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas

Colorado Springs Annual Calendars

These annual calendars highlight Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. From soothing scenic photos of local parks and trails to the furry officers...
Snowboard lessons at Copper Mountain

Get Snow Schooled With Ski and Snowboard Lessons

It was the boots that called to us. After a long, fun and particularly cold day of skiing, we started the trek back to...
Eukarya headlamp a winter gear favorite

Gear We Like for a Winter Hike

Shorter days and snowy weather doesn't mean the end of outdoor fun in Colorado Springs. With the right gear, you can still enjoy winter...
Colorado Springs trails, sunrise at Pulpit Rock

Favorite Trails for the Out-of-Town Guests

You’ll find something for everyone among these local trails, from icons to less-crowded alternatives, where you can satisfy the ambitious visitors or torture the...
group celebrating New Year's Eve

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Colorado Springs

Say goodbye to the teens and hello to the ’20s. There's no shortage of New Year’s Eve parties in Colorado Springs celebrating the entry...
MuttRuck backpacks for dogs and owners

MuttRuk Packs for People With Pups

Sometimes pampering your pets means treating yourself too. One of the newest dog-friendly items on the market arrives courtesy of local company MuttRuk. After...
Pikes Peak seen from Pulpit Rock in Colorado Springs

Trails: Hiking Pulpit Rock

Where to Find It: Beside the I-25 and N. Nevada intersection. The small trailhead parking lot is at 6411 N. Nevada Ave. just north...
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