Why we love it: It is a history lesson and a get-out-of-the-house opportunity in one.
When to go: Go during mud season when much of the High Country is just too soaked for solid hiking. This trek is more likely to have dried up early in the season. (Throw your Yaktraxs in your...
March 19 2013, 9:00 AM
Why we love it: Perfectly groomed trails and a restaurant with beer to warm me up after a workout.
When to go: Now. There’s not a lot of snowpack, so the skiing is storm-to-storm.
One of the things I appreciate about Nordic skiing is that it lacks the “fuss” of downhill skiing....
February 26 2013, 9:05 AM
Why we love it: The trails are impeccably groomed and never crowded.
When to go: Anytime there is snow and a bluebird sky.
Colorado is chock-full of gorgeous vistas, but one of my all-time favorites is the view of the Yampa Valley after you’ve crossed Rabbit Ears Pass on U.S...
February 19 2013, 9:23 AM
Why we love it: What’s not to love about a healing mineral soak—sans any trace of sulfur smell that pervades other hot springs—after a weekend of powder skiing, hut-tripping, and snowshoeing in the San Juan Mountains backcountry?
When to go: We recommend a snowy winter day when the surrounding...
February 12 2013, 10:50 AM
Why we love it: The thick ice at this relatively small suburban lake (about one-fifth the size of the better known Chatfield Lake) is perfect for beginners to get in touch with their inner hunter-gatherer—without the long high country drive.
When to go: January through March
February 1 2013, 4:15 PM
The Dillon Pinnacles, sitting on the Blue Mesa Reservoir just east of Gunnison, cast a warm glow at sunset.
January 17 2013, 12:52 PM
Geese bask in the late afternoon sun at Sloan's Lake.
January 4 2013, 10:46 AM
Donny Roth's life revolves around winter. When the professional skier (pictured, right) isn't searching for the best backcountry spots around the world, he's guiding fellow powder-hounds down breathtaking runs in Chile. It's all part of what Roth calls "sharing the human-powered ski experience." It...
December 11 2012, 11:05 AM