Skiers enjoying Snow Mountain Ranch's 120 kilometers of Nordic trails. Photo by Terri Cook
Tired of I-70 traffic and long lift lines? Instead of heading back to the resorts this weekend, try exploring some of Colorado’s beautiful backcountry the old-fashioned way: by strapping on snowshoes or clipping into cross-country skis. Before you head out, be sure to check the current ...
February 23 2017, 10:00 AM
What's better than snowshoeing through Colorado's breathtaking foothills? Ending the expedition with wine and fondue. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through March 13, Aspen Peak Cellars in Bailey hosts a guided, 90-minute snowshoe trek, with options for multiple difficulty levels, followed by...
January 26 2016, 12:10 PM
Length: The out-and-back trail can be altered in length between 1 and 16 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate, depending upon length
Why we love it: The choice of road or trail for the first 4.6 miles allows you to adjust your effort on the spot and makes for an excellent 9.2-mile-...
December 22 2015, 12:12 PM
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1. Free Day at the Denver Art Museum | Dec. 5
Why You Should Go: It looks like the Saturday forecast predicts a chilly day, which is all the more reason to spend time inside admiring art. Bonus: You’ll log plenty of steps as you tour.
2. Southwest Rink at Skyline Park | Through Feb. 15
December 2 2015, 10:40 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
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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
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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