First, let's get this straight: My husband and I are not horse people.
My husband, Kevin, is allergic and I've always had a fear of the giant, beautiful, four-legged creatures. So needless to say, I was surprised to find us both charging, horseback, up a steep snowy trail at C Lazy U...
February 12 2015, 1:30 PM
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
—Photo by Terri Cook
Why we love it: Choices, choices—enjoy the climb up the hogback and return to your car, or continue onward through adjacent open space for a challenging long-distance route.
When to go: Any time you want a good workout with amazing views.
The only route into the City of Fort Collins’...
January 21 2015, 2:15 PM
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Yes, Colorado’s ski vacations are the stuff that Texans dream about. But a weekend getaway to the High Country doesn’t have to involve gravity-defying feats on skis. Here, some other options for your next trip up I-70.
ICE SKATING | VAIL
Why: Be at the center of things, quite literally,...
January 13 2015, 11:30 AM
Why we love it: Peaceful meadows, expansive views and abundant wildlife–with a taste of red rock country thrown in.
When to go: Any time of year—this gentle loop is great for snowshoeing, as well as hiking.
The 4-mile Valley Loop Trail explores the northeastern corner of the City of...
January 6 2015, 2:00 PM
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1. STAY WARM: TOUR THE DENVER ART MUSEUM FOR FREE
Why you should go: Last month, during a particularly cold week, we scouted the best places to stay warm while logging miles on an odometer. The Denver Art Museum won top honors, even with an entrance fee. On December 6, that fee is waived. Get...
December 3 2014, 2:00 PM
Where: While snowshoeing Squaw Mountain for an Outdoors story, digital editor Natasha Gardner took this picture and caught her breath from the unrelenting uphill climb.
March 3 2014, 8:30 AM
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
February 14 Valentine’s Dinner and Full Moon Snowshoe in Vail Valley
Fuel up for your two-hour hike through Cordillera on the Camino Del Norte Trail with a three-course dinner at the resort’s Mirador restaurant ($70). Or, skip the supper and go for a snowshoe ($20) to save your...
February 11 2014, 6:24 PM