Why we like it: A longer but still-mellow hike that traverses beneath the Devil’s Backbone, one of the Front Range’s most distinctive rock formations.
When to go: Fall through spring, when the temperatures are moderate along this exposed, open trail.
Located in the long and narrow...
October 28 2014, 9:00 AM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Nov. 1 Winter on the Mountain Opens, Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park introduces a winter tubing hill, light displays, and two warming yurts (complete with cocoa and cider, of course) this month. You’ll also find music, light shows, s’mores roasting...
October 27 2014, 12:30 PM
A walk down Montivew Boulevard.
We often point you to the hills for the state’s best outdoor activities, but this week is different. With the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, you ought to explore Denver’s urban stretches for long strolls filled with a spectrum of leaves in warm shades of red, orange, and gold. Here, our five...
October 23 2014, 9:00 AM
When it comes to training (for that half-marathon or epic bike race or simply to stay in shape), motivation is key. As one of my yoga-teacher friends likes to say: "Sometimes the hardest part is just getting to the mat."
Ellen Miller knows all about staying motivated. The retired high-...
October 22 2014, 12:10 PM
Why we like it: Besides the stunning yellow aspen leaves, we get a break from paying the entrance fee for Rocky Mountain National Park. (The trail enters RMNP, but the trailhead is located just outside park boundaries.)
When to go: Now! Catch the remaining fall color before winter as...
October 21 2014, 2:15 PM
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The opening of Arapahoe Basin last Friday marked the official start to ski season. Here’s a look at some of the latest improvements you’ll find at Colorado resorts.
Arapahoe Basin | Opened October 17
This spring, A-Basin debuts a 7,000-square-foot Kids Center to house its ski school that’s...
October 21 2014, 10:45 AM
With more and more of the white stuff covering the Rockies—and Arapahoe Basin announcing it will open for the 2014-15 season this Friday—we’re thinking a lot about skiing. Which, inevitably, leads to the where-to-stay conundrum. Frisco’s convenient Summit County location—with easy...
October 15 2014, 3:18 PM
Why we like it: Boulder’s Left Hand Trail isn’t too long, too steep, or too far away. In other words, it is just right for a weekday excursion.
When to go: This year-round trail can be muddy during the shoulder seasons, so go now.
I have an uncanny ability to overschedule my...
October 14 2014, 3:10 PM