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Summer—and the sun—are both finally here! Take this as a sign to get outside and hit the trail running. Whether you're just getting started or are practically a pro, Coloradans are lucky to have a variety of choices on which to log some miles (and many are just a short drive from Denver). Here are...
June 26 2015, 9:30 AM
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Ever wish you could (briefly) revisit your childhood and enjoy some good, old-fashioned fun? Here are five vintage places around Colorado to do just that:
Heritage Square Family Entertainment Village, Golden
With bumper boats, Go Karts, a zip line, and over a dozen amusement park...
June 10 2015, 9:00 AM
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It may be mud season in the high country, but in the foothills of Golden, the trails are primed for the influx of hikers, bikers, climbers, and horseback riders who flock to the area in the spring. While only a short 25-minute drive from Denver, a visit to Golden is a necessary escape from city...
April 22 2015, 3:01 PM
Why we love it: A unique weekend alternating-use schedule allows hikers and bikers to enjoy this loop’s panoramic views into Clear Creek Canyon and peaceful stretches of backcountry without bumping into one another.
When to go: Spring through autumn, when the shadier sections are clear of...
April 21 2015, 11:00 AM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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
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Fittingly located in a dim alleyway just off Golden’s Washington Avenue, Golden Moon Speakeasy isn’t hard to find—the door is well marked, and entry doesn’t involve a password. On the frigid winter night I visited, an exquisite golden moon hung in the sky overhead, bathing the entire scene in a...
February 13 2015, 10:30 AM
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
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Like most Coloradans, we've been taking advantage of the 70-plus-degree weather this week by hitting the trails. From the top of North Table Mountain in Golden, hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy sweeping views of rolling meadows, with the Denver skyline looming in the distance. To read more...
January 29 2015, 9:56 AM