Why we like it: This gentle hike wanders through serene forests and fertile meadows on a picturesque ranch once used for silver mining, Arabian horse breeding, and music recording.
When to go: In autumn, for the golden aspen; in winter, for peaceful snowshoeing or cross-country skiing...
October 7 2014, 10:15 AM
Why we love it: You get Steamboat’s “champagne” powder without the pricey lift ticket.
When to go: I prefer to pack a lunch and set out around noon. When I get hungry, I’ll plop down in some powder, nosh on a sandwich, and revel as the sun warms up my face.
When I travel...
February 18 2014, 10:05 AM
Playing in powder doesn’t mean you have to lug skis around, buy a pricey day pass, and stand in lift lines. Coloradans in-the-know strap on a pair of snowshoes when there’s a bluebird ski and a foot of snow. They know they’ll be able to traipse about the backcountry without the crowds found at the...
December 4 2013, 9:34 AM
Why we love it: Tranquility: a casual stroll along a gurgling stream to a sparkling reservoir.
When to go: On a hot summer day.
This gentle trail along a well-graded service road is ideal for families, fishing, trail running, snow shoeing, and out-of-town visitors not yet...
September 3 2013, 10:20 AM
Why we love it: It's the new kid with a hundred-foot waterfall, granite cliffs, and lush meadows filled with wildflowers.
When to go: Whenever you need a daytrip (it's just 40 miles from downtown Denver).
In our June issue, we told you about Colorado's new baby: For the...
August 22 2013, 10:20 AM
Crescent Moon, a Boulder-based snowshoe company founded by Jake Thamm and his wife, Tamara Laug, got its start on a Vail bar napkin. Fifteen years ago, over drinks, Laug sketched their design for a unique snowshoe binding that wraps your foot from every direction; since then, the company has grown...
November 27 2012, 12:24 PM
Why We Love It: Lots of reward (read: views) without much travel
When to Go: Right after a Front Range snowfall
Distance: About 4 miles, round-trip
Elevation Change: About 900 feet
I spend way too much time on I-70, which is why I love this quick snowshoe...
February 7 2012, 9:05 AM