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.

Illustration by Kevin Reed

Pursuing My Vacation, Er, Inner Peace

The first morning, we wake with a start to the roar of howler monkeys. My phone reads 4:22 a.m. “Waaaaaaaaaaaaa! Woooooooaaaaaa!” The howls, deep and resonant,...
Red Rocks in Woodland Park is another king of geological gem in Colorado

Trails: The Red Rocks No One Knows About

For Springs locals, hiking Red Rocks usually means hitting the trail early or late in the day to avoid crowds and traffic getting in...
soaking woman in the high elevation conundrum creek hot spring

Hot Springs Escapes

Looking to soak away your cares in some of Colorado's hot, mineral-laden waters? Here are a few to sample, from Manitou Springs to Buena...
Portrait of Captain Jack with her pet parrot.

Captain Jack Was a Woman

Most mountain bikers, motorcyclists, hikers and equestrians who use Captain Jack’s, the popular Cheyenne Cañon trail, have no idea that its namesake was a...
soakers at joyful journey hot springs

Go Off the Beaten Path: Joyful Journey Hot Springs

I’m giddy as I pick up one of my girlfriends for a much-overdue two-day road trip. The hot waters of the San Luis Valley...
Women learning what's under the hood at Honest Accurate Auto Service's women's car care clinic in east Colorado Springs.

Women’s Car Care Clinics: She Goes Under the Hood

My dad always told me …” Over the next few hours, I’ll hear this phrase multiple times during a free women’s automotive clinic at Honest...
festival fun at GoPro mountain games vail

So. Many. Summer Festivals. In Colorado Springs and Beyond

Summer is high season for festivals in Colorado Springs, up and down the Front Range and in mountain towns all over the state. Go...
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...
More the Muddier: Runners get down and dirty in the Big Dog Brag race.

Mud Runs and Obstacle Course Races: Let’s Get Dirty!

Dressed in knee socks, ’80s gym shorts, miniskirts and Richard Simmons headbands, my siblings and I hit the trail at the base of Copper...
trail to mount cutler

Hike: Mount Cutler 

Where to Find It: North Cheyenne Cañon Park Distance: 2.2 miles out and back Difficulty: easy to intermediate Know Before You Go: Foot traffic only. Dogs must...
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