50 Urban Adventures You Must Try | You don't have to drive far into the mountains for outdoor thrills. Try these 50 bona fide (and really fun!) escapades without leaving the Front Range.
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April 15 2015, 9:30 AM
One leg of the Bent Rock Trail explores this beautiful canyon.
Why we love it: Seclusion, sandstone scenery, and abundant wildlife in one of the Front Range’s most remote open space parcels.
When to go: Spring or fall, when temperatures are moderate. The area is open March 1 through the end of November.
This relatively flat, 5.5-mile loop...
April 7 2015, 12:45 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.)
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January 27 2015, 11:30 AM
Shannon Galpin rides her bike in Afghanistan. —Image courtesy of Deni Bechard
When I interviewed Shannon Galpin for "Pedaling A Revolution" in the September issue, she had just returned from a trip to Afghanistan—as in, that day. The Breckenridge-based humanitarian and activist, a National Geographic 2013 Adventurer of the Year, has spent the past...
August 29 2014, 11:00 AM
—Photo by Daniel Dunn
Last september, while watching her first cyclocross race, Denver resident Jill Landman Alfond had an unexpected reaction. She fell in love. Alfond, 44, couldn’t take her eyes off the rowdy racecourse, which weaved a tight route through a field in Fort Collins. Hundreds of adrenalized cyclists...
Denver is a haven for urban cyclists.
Denverites are as likely to be caught in spandex and helmets as they are in business suits. That’s no surprise: Aside from the world-class mountain biking within driving distance, the Mile High City boasts a network of designated bike lanes and off-street trails that totals almost 1,000 miles. Here...
August 12 2014, 2:00 PM
Archaeological artifacts found at Soapstone Prairie show that paleoindians lived and hunted here during the last Ice Age
Why we love it: Endless vistas and absolute silence offer a blissful break from the workweek.
When to go: Spring through fall; the area is closed from December to February.
Located about 25 miles north of Fort Collins, Soapstone Prairie is part of the Laramie Foothills, a dramatic...
July 8 2014, 8:30 AM
—Photo by Bryce Boyer
The Cherry Creek Trail, one of Denver’s most beloved outdoor playgrounds, runs roughly 13 miles from the downtown REI to Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora. Each of the various sections has its own personality: At Confluence Park, kids splash in the South Platte; a few miles to the southeast,...