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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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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Oct 2–4 Boulder Adventure Film Festival
Boulder celebrates the 10th anniversary of this three-day film festival with a collection of outdoor and environmental short and long films, plus filmmaker workshops, gear giveaways, and an Adventure Street Fair.
September 30 2014, 1:30 PM
Where: From Manitou Springs to just over 14,000 feet, the Pike's Peak Cog Railway rests at the end of the line. Senior editor Natasha Gardner took this sky-high image after driving up from Colorado Springs on a day trip.
August 11 2014, 8:30 AM
Mountain majesty may be one thing, but another slice of Rocky Mountain beauty lies beneath the surface of the state’s signature geography: caves, about 2,000 to be more precise (that’s 37 for every one fourteener, folks). Sculpted into layers of limestone, gypsum, adobe, and even hardened chutes of...
I'll be the first to admit that my ardor for my alma mater—the widely loved and loathed University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana—has, at times, clouded my judgment. (Exhibit A: "We can totally take Alabama in the national championship!") But when I found out that the Undertones, ND's 11-man...
January 2 2014, 9:15 AM
The first time I hiked the Manitou Incline—a one-mile, 2,000-foot climb up an abandoned railway at the foot of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs—my trapezius muscles were sore for days afterwards. Not my thighs, knees, or butt, as expected, but the muscles between my shoulders and my neck, as if my...
April 26 2013, 12:50 PM
Why we love it: Yes, Cave of the Winds might be a little touristy for the extreme adventurers out there. But guess what? On an overcast weekend in November, when it’s too cold to hike and too bare to ski, this stop-off just outside Manitou Springs is a pretty solid way to spend an afternoon,...
November 13 2012, 12:06 PM