Why we love it: An alpine summit hike with forever views, but requiring less commitment than a fourteener.
When to go: Late spring through early fall, before the snow really begins to fly.
This moderate hike on the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park has the look and feel of...
June 2 2015, 12:45 PM
—Photo by Cos Lindstrom
Humans aren't the only ones excited for the warmer weather. This herd of bighorn sheep seems frozen in anticipation as rays of sun shine down on Rocky Mountain National Park blooming green before them. So long, winter—hello, hiking season. We've been waiting for you.
April 30 2015, 9:30 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
Welcome to Estes! —Courtesy of Shutterstock
No matter the season, tourists and locals flock to Estes Park for its breathtaking scenery, various outdoors adventures, and unparalleled wildlife viewing. This historic town—it was named for a gold miner named Joel Estes, who “discovered” the Estes Valley in 1859—is also (and most notably) the...
March 18 2015, 10:21 AM
With temperatures hitting record highs across the Front Range, it's hard to imagine that colder weather exists elsewhere in the state. But tucked away 10,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains is a winter wonderland. Emerald Lake, in Rocky Mountain National Park, currently has about 40 inches of snow....
February 12 2015, 11:00 AM
– Image courtesy of iFLY Denver
From dog sledding and snow-fort building to indoor skydiving and swimming, here are some fun-filled ways to enjoy winter in Colorado with your kid.
Drive a Snowmobile | Winter Park
Kids ages 4 to 12 can steer their own pint-sized snowmobile round and round a groomed track in downtown Winter...
February 9 2015, 2:15 PM
Where: On an autumn day, senior editor Natasha Gardner used her new camera in Rocky Mountain National Park to capture this image of a forest's life cycle.
October 27 2014, 8:30 AM
Why we like it: Besides the stunning yellow aspen leaves, we get a break from paying the entrance fee for Rocky Mountain National Park. (The trail enters RMNP, but the trailhead is located just outside park boundaries.)
When to go: Now! Catch the remaining fall color before winter as...
October 21 2014, 2:15 PM