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.

pro cycling in garden of the gods

Summer of Cycling

Cheer The Colorado Classic The pros are back, and Colorado Springs is the chosen launching pad for the new four-stage race. Some of the world’s best...
palmer park mountain biking trails

3 Great Trails for Year-Round Mountain Biking

Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but Colorado Springs is perfect for year-round mountain biking. Forget stashing your steed for ski season. Thanks to plenty of...
A yurt in the backcountry of the Rockies, part of the Never Summer Nordic yurt and hut system.

Ski-In Simplicity at a Colorado Backcountry Yurt

"What do you know about yurts … the kind you ski to?” The editor of this magazine leaned away from his laptop and looked quizzically...
Via ferrata at Cave of the Winds

Climbing Over Fear on the Springs’ Via Ferrata

"Grab the top of that ledge, latch your chili bean and let go!” says Alex Hesler, outdoor attraction manager at Cave of the Winds. He’s...
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...
gift guide items candles, mouse ornaments, angel candle holders

Wrap It Up Holiday Gift Guide

A. For Luminaries Locally handmade Light Provisions candle, $19, at lightprovisions.com. Wick trimmer $9. Also available at The Broadmoor Shop, 1 Lake Ave., broadmoor.com  B. For Hostesses Floating Tillandsia Sculptures by local artist Ace...

SUP in the Springs

As I took a few hesitant steps off the beach sand into Prospect Lake heading for the stand-up paddleboard I had borrowed, I admit...
shaun white and jj thomas

Olympic Snowboarder JJ Thomas About to Shred TEDx

JJ Thomas and Shaun White have some history. Back in 2002, Thomas edged out the 15-year-old White for the fourth and final spot on...
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...
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...
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