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.

view from blodgett peak hike

3 Perfect Peak Hikes

The November weather has stayed friendly. The snow has been minimal even on our nearby Front Range peaks. And you’ve got to do something...
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...
gallery at us senior open at the Broadmoor

Fan’s Guide to the U.S. Senior Open

After 10 years away, the U.S. Senior Open returns to The Broadmoor. While these golfers over 50 may have aged out of the PGA,...
fishing at spinney mountain state park

6 State Parks to Explore Near Colorado Springs

One of my favorite things about Colorado is the abundance of managed, wild places. The Centennial State is not lacking in the parks department....
disc golf in colorado springs

Disc Golf in Colorado Springs: Disc-cover the Fun

The ca-ching of a hard-plastic flying disc falling into a metal chain basket means you’ve finished a hole in disc golf. It’s also the...
boy sledding in colorado springs

Eight Great Sled Hills

You're never too old for that feeling of snow-spray in the face and teetering-over-the-edge-of control speed that comes with sledding. Whether you have little...
Cripple Creek Ice Festival sculpture

Creating the Coolest Kind of Art at the Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Each winter, Cripple Creek closes its main street to host the literally cool Ice Festival. Carvers, there by invitation only, huddle in the center...
Colorado high school cycling rider in Frisco

High School Cycling League Builds Next Generation of Local Cyclists

If you’ve been out in, say, Red Rock Canyon Open Space lately, there’s a good chance you’ve passed groups of high school mountain bikers...

Rocky Mountain Fly

The babbling sounds of a mountain creek crept up the granite canyon walls in South Cheyenne Cañon, and I shared the afternoon breeze with...
runners burro racing

Burro Racing: Gone Donkin’

Hooves are pounding inches behind me. The path continues to drop out below. My legs strain to maintain the increased speed, and my feet...
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