A dilapidated mining cabin in Animas Forks, one of several ghost towns seen along Colorado's Alpine Loop
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The Alpine Loop is not your leisurely Sunday-morning drive.
The National Backcountry Byway—with two passes rising more than 12,600 feet, rugged and remote four-wheel-drive-only roads, verdant meadows teeming with wildflowers and ghost towns galore—is an ideal opportunity to get...
July 27 2015, 3:25 PM
–Image courtesy of Tasha and David Scholze
As the sun climbs higher in the sky, it’s time to start ramping up mileage on your running schedule. Whether you’re training for a mountain run or dreaming of finishing your first marathon, signing up for one (or all!) of these events will keep you moving throughout mud season.
March 4 2015, 10:00 AM
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The opening of Arapahoe Basin last Friday marked the official start to ski season. Here’s a look at some of the latest improvements you’ll find at Colorado resorts.
Arapahoe Basin | Opened October 17
This spring, A-Basin debuts a 7,000-square-foot Kids Center to house its ski school that’s...
October 21 2014, 10:45 AM
Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner snapped a picture of the personal water pocket her tent area at Molas Lake. Near Silverton, this is one of the highest campgrounds in Colorado. Read more about her camping adventures here.
July 7 2014, 8:30 AM
Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner captured views like this one in the open air car on the Narrow Gauge Railroad from Durango, but she was so covered in soot upon her arrival in Silverton that she wanted to jump in a stream.
June 30 2014, 8:30 AM
Finishing a marathon is the ultimate achievement for most runners. But for a group of unique athletes—ultramarathoners—26.2 miles isn't enough. They train for years in order to test the limits of their legs over 50, or even 100, miles of mountainous terrain. (To put that into perspective, if you...
June 11 2014, 2:00 PM
Arapahoe Basin | The 6th Alley Bar gets a million dollar remodel and some new menu items. Don’t worry, the Bacon Bloody Marys aren’t going anywhere. Aspen/Snowmass | Last season, Aspen/Snowmass added 230 acres of new terrain on Burnt Mountain and the Elk Camp...
November 18 2013, 2:27 PM
With A-Basin's opening on October 13, ski season has officially commenced. To help you track when the slopes are ready, we offer this at-a-glance calendar of popular Colorado ski areas' opening days. Simply hover over the date to find out what resorts are scheduled (fingers crossed) to start up...
October 17 2013, 11:00 AM