Here are three facts about life in Colorado: The snow is white; the sky is blue; and the skiing is expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. If anyone knows this, it’s the ski bums of our mountain towns.
“A lot of people come here and drop $10,000 in a week for a family of four. But it’s a myth that...
January 14 2016, 11:25 AM
Length: 4 miles one way with a car shuttle, or 8 miles round-trip
Why we love it: Generally good snow conditions and shelter from the wind make this a great winter outing
When to go: Winter through spring, depending upon snow conditions
Pre-hike buzz: Stop at Kind...
January 12 2016, 12:30 PM
A sketch of The PeliGrande Resort and Windsor Conference Center, one of the projects in development.
—Courtesy of Go NoCo
In December, the Colorado Economic Development Commission granted $86.1 million of funding to Go NoCo, a nonprofit organization coordinating the development of four new tourism projects in Northern Colorado. The funds were awarded as part of Colorado’s Regional Tourism Act, a...
January 6 2016, 1:50 PM
Length: The out-and-back trail can be altered in length between 1 and 16 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate, depending upon length
Why we love it: The choice of road or trail for the first 4.6 miles allows you to adjust your effort on the spot and makes for an excellent 9.2-mile-...
December 22 2015, 12:12 PM
Bird's-eye view of Carbondale—with Mt. Sopris looming in the background—from Mushroom Rock on a mild March day.
When Men's Journal named Carbondale one of "The 10 Best Places to Live Now" earlier this year, it clued the rest of the country in to something Colorado adventurers have long known: There's no shortage of things to do in this mountain hamlet. Located between Glenwood Springs and Aspen, at...
December 16 2015, 11:45 AM
At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, members of the AdAmAn Club—so named because it only adds one new member per year—set off fireworks from the summit of Pikes Peak, a geologically unusual mountain.
—Courtesy of Shutterstock
Each year since 1922, a group of roughly 30 hardy mountaineers known as the AdAmAn Club has scaled Pikes Peak’s steep, icy slopes on the last two days of December. From the summit, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, the group sets off a stunning fireworks display to usher in the...
December 11 2015, 11:09 AM
Of course she'll say yes. —Photo by Sarah Boyum
Thinking of popping the question this holiday season? Your timing is on point. “Engagement Season” (yes, that’s a thing) starts after Thanksgiving, peaks in December, and lasts until Valentine’s Day. Put a ring on it during a high-romance winter visit to one of these iconic locales,...
December 10 2015, 2:30 PM
Length: 3 miles round trip
Why we love it: Enjoy the serenity and scenery of Utah slickrock country without the long drive.
When to go: Any time of year; this open space is especially beautiful after it snows
Pre-hike buzz: The nearby Agia...
December 8 2015, 3:40 PM