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
—Image courtesy of the Cripple Creek Marketing Events Department
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
—Photo by Terri Cook
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