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
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Sure, people from all over the world are heading to Vail and Beaver Creek during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, taking place through February 15, but that doesn't mean you have to. If you’d rather not deal with the traffic and the crowds, here are some other great options to...
February 5 2015, 1:30 PM
Why we love it: Stunning views of downtown Denver from South Table Mountain’s precipitous eastern edge, with some fascinating geology along the way.
When to go: An hour before sunrise, to watch dawn’s first light shine on the city—and the Front Range.
The nearly 2.5-mile-long...
February 3 2015, 5:30 PM
Why we love it: A near-to-Denver, year-round hike that is ideal when you just can’t bear to fight I-70 ski traffic.
When to go: Right now. Really. (The weather forecast says the Denver area might see 70 degrees today.)
Rarely, it seems, do construction projects finish on time...
January 27 2015, 11:30 AM
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Why we love it: Choices, choices—enjoy the climb up the hogback and return to your car, or continue onward through adjacent open space for a challenging long-distance route.
When to go: Any time you want a good workout with amazing views.
The only route into the City of Fort Collins’...
January 21 2015, 2:15 PM
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January 20 2015, 12:01 PM
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It’s no easy feat getting here (especially in winter). But the spectacular mountain scenes (and skiing) and decadent downtown restaurants and shops make Aspen a must-see in every season. Here are suggestions for soaking it all in, no matter your budget.
Odometer: 198 miles, one way
January 15 2015, 1:00 PM
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In March, the Colorado Department of Transportation will make it easier to get to the mountains with its new weekday “Bustang” service, covering major traffic routes. But taking public transportation to hit the slopes means you'll have less room for bulky winter clothing. What's a winter adventurer...
January 14 2015, 11:15 AM