Hello spring! —Image courtesy of Shutterstock
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April 2 | Colorado Paragliding Season Begins
Golden’s Colorado Paragliding launches its season at Lookout Mountain with tandem flights for $169 per person (adrenaline rush and face-splitting grin included).
April 4 | Breckenridge Spring Fever
Twenty bucks gets you...
April 2 2015, 1:00 PM
Jes Meiris, minutes before ascending the first pitch of the Nose during her attempt to climb the route last summer. Photo by April Mayhew.
Imagine scaling a sheer, dead-vertical granite wall, roughly twice the height of the Empire State Building. Now imagine doing it all alone, through the black of night, with only spiders and occasional text messages from worried loved ones to keep you company. Jessica Meiris doesn’t need to imagine...
April 2 2015, 9:30 AM
—Image courtesy of STARS.
It’s a slushy scene on Colorado’s ski slopes right now, but beer isn’t the only way to turn those spring conditions into a party. The STARS Mountain Challenge happening at Steamboat next weekend (March 27–28) turns slush-skiing into a fundraiser for adaptive athletes.
It’s like a scavenger hunt...
March 24 2015, 12:15 PM
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No matter the season, tourists and locals flock to Estes Park for its breathtaking scenery, various outdoors adventures, and unparalleled wildlife viewing. This historic town—it was named for a gold miner named Joel Estes, who “discovered” the Estes Valley in 1859—is also (and most notably) the...
March 18 2015, 10:21 AM
Why we love it: A steady, well-graded climb of intermediate length that leads you past spectacular scenery and peaceful pines, and ends at a small waterfall.
When to go: Any time of year with Yaktrax, or mid-spring through late fall without.
The 7-mile, out-and-back...
March 17 2015, 10:10 AM
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March 7 | Mineral Belt Mayhem
The first of the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Race Series spring races, the Mineral Belt Mayhem tackles 11 high-elevation miles—at night.
(Check out five other rides to start training for now)
March 13 to 29 | Aspen Snowmass...
March 6 2015, 10:00 AM
–Image courtesy of Tasha and David Scholze
As the sun climbs higher in the sky, it’s time to start ramping up mileage on your running schedule. Whether you’re training for a mountain run or dreaming of finishing your first marathon, signing up for one (or all!) of these events will keep you moving throughout mud season.
March 4 2015, 10:00 AM
Why we love it: Sweeping foothills vistas along an easy-to-follow loop with an abundance of wildlife.
When to go: Late spring through early winter, after the weather has been dry for a couple of weeks.
Nestled at the transition between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, Boulder...
March 3 2015, 1:00 PM