Length: 5.6 miles round trip
Why we love it: A leg-pumping climb up “The Wall” along a well-built trail that alternates between lush forest and open views of the red rocks and the plains to the east.
When to go: Any time of year with Yaktrax, or mid-...
November 10 2015, 8:00 AM
Welcome to Paonia!
All photos courtesy of Terri Cook
Autumn—when lush orchards, vineyards and gardens are bursting with fresh produce—is the ideal time to visit Colorado’s beautiful North Fork Valley. Here, the Gunnison River’s crystal-clear waters meander lazily through a fertile vale fringed by tall mesas and towering peaks dotted with aspens,...
September 16 2015, 2:36 PM
— Courtesy of Beaver Sports Shop
You’ve probably seen videos of Kamikaze-like mountain bikers soaring over jumps and cliffs. While entertaining, these videos rarely explain how a mere mortal progresses to that level of gnarliness without fracturing his or her skull.
Progression is the focus of Winter Park’s mountain bike trail...
July 16 2015, 9:00 AM
Hello spring! —Image courtesy of Shutterstock
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
—Photo by Allen Krughoff
British travel writer Alastair Humphreys has cycled around the world, rowed across the Atlantic, and trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula. But his latest book, Microadventures: Local Discoveries, Great Escapes, celebrates exploration and adventure closer to his...
The film biz is alive and well in Colorado. Need proof? Look no further than these three flicks currently in production.The Great DivideColorado has a water problem (even in years like this one when it seems to never stop snowing in the mountains). Havey Productions, the Denver production house...
February 20 2014, 2:10 PM
“Après” isn’t just a ski thing. In fact, we burn more energy climbing our signature peaks on two wheels than zipping down them, so we’ve compiled this lineup of cycling outings and their ideal post-ride sipping spots. Consider it the fun-lover’s guide to fluid replacement.
July 19 2013, 1:44 PM
It’s no secret that Utah’s arches national park—a red rock wonderland just five miles from the town of Moab—is open year-round, but my friends and I had heard that there were fewer visitors in March. And apparently the tip was true: When I pulled into the main parking lot last spring, it was empty...