The Never Summer Swift board. —Courtesy of Shauna Farnell
The Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show brought a delightful display of outdoor gear to the Colorado Convention Center this past weekend. The labyrinth of skis, snowboards, outerwear, boots, socks, hats, bindings, tents and more from around-the-world gear companies is truly...
February 1 2016, 3:50 PM
"Dinosaur scrapes" like these found in western Colorado are rewriting the (prehistoric) book of love.
—Image courtesy of Martin Lockley, CU Denver
Hollywood may need to rethink Jurassic Park. Rather than featuring a tropical island populated by a fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex and other toothy predators, the dinosaurs on screen may now need to be recast in a somewhat softer light—more along the lines of Romeo and Juliet, perhaps?
January 27 2016, 2:15 PM
What's better than snowshoeing through Colorado's breathtaking foothills? Ending the expedition with wine and fondue. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through March 13, Aspen Peak Cellars in Bailey hosts a guided, 90-minute snowshoe trek, with options for multiple difficulty levels, followed by...
January 26 2016, 12:10 PM
Bizarre animals roamed across desolate, Saharan-size sand dunes that covered Denver and much of the American West 280 million years ago.
—Image courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Most of us have a difficult time wrapping our brains around the shift from one year to the next, so it's hard to imagine what our world was like centuries ago. Leave it to geologists to consistently think in terms of millions—if not billions—of years when studying Earth’s long history.
January 19 2016, 2:10 PM
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