If exercising more is one of your New Year’s resolutions, stay motivated by signing up for a bike ride that will challenge you later in the year. These paved options cater to a range of fitness levels and training schedules. While it may seem like these dates are a long way off, remember: It's...
February 25 2015, 10:20 AM
—Image courtesy of Sierra Club–Rocky Mountain Chapter
I was sitting at the table for an early breakfast on January 26 when the sound of sirens racing by en route to a crime scene interrupted the morning calm. Like any journalist would do, I immediately put down my coffee and plugged in to scan Twitter, Facebook, and newsfeeds to figure out what had...
February 24 2015, 12:44 PM
Green Mountain Trail, located in William F. Hayden Park.
Any seasoned trail runner will agree that rain, mud, and snow aren’t good reasons to skimp on an outdoor running routine. Strap on a pair of hearty hiking shoes (or Yaktrax, if it's icy) and test out winter trails at these four locations—all just outside Denver.
Green Mountain (William F....
February 19 2015, 12:30 PM
Steamboat Springs' central drag, Lincoln Avenue
When it comes to Colorado mountain towns, Steamboat Springs should be at the top of everyone's list. With more than 12,000 year-round residents, a lively cultural and nightlife scene, and too many outdoor activities to count, Steamboat transcends its "ski town" designation. From hot springs, night...
February 18 2015, 10:00 AM
Boulder's spectacular backdrop from the Flatirons Vista North Trail.
Why we love it: This loop’s gentle gradient lets you focus on the eye-popping views of Boulder’s spectacular backdrop.
When to go: Whenever you feel like an open, sunny trail with grand vistas—or a mellow start to a much longer hike, run, or ride.
This flat 3.5-mile loop...
February 17 2015, 10:15 AM
First, let's get this straight: My husband and I are not horse people.
My husband, Kevin, is allergic and I've always had a fear of the giant, beautiful, four-legged creatures. So needless to say, I was surprised to find us both charging, horseback, up a steep snowy trail at C Lazy U...
February 12 2015, 1:30 PM
Fast Lane to Glory | For Vail skiing prodigy and Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, success can’t come fast enough. Adulthood, though—that can wait.
Long Live the Birds of Prey | Beaver Creek's tenacious run challenged racers during this month's FIS Alpine World Ski...
February 11 2015, 3:00 PM
Shun the traffic on I-70 and tackle the Frisco to Vail thru hike. Image courtesy of ProTrails.com. To see pictures of all the hikes listed here, visit ProTrails.com.
Don’t be fooled: These unseasonably warm February temperatures aren’t going to last. And even though we’ve spotted hints of spring (a blooming crocus!), we won’t be able to tackle our favorite summertime hikes until the days get much longer.
That can’t stop us from daydreaming though, which is...
February 11 2015, 1:45 PM