Skiers approaching one of the 10th Mountain Division huts near the summit of Shrine Pass.
—Courtesy of Shutterstock
Length: The one-way, 10.4-mile trip requires that you shuttle a car to the trail's end. Alternatively, you can ski up to the pass and return to your vehicle for a total of 5.4 miles round-trip
Why we love it: An all-day winter outing with less than 600 feet of elevation...
February 9 2016, 2:30 PM
"Dinosaur scrapes" like these found in western Colorado are rewriting the (prehistoric) book of love.
—Image courtesy of Martin Lockley, CU Denver
Hollywood may need to rethink Jurassic Park. Rather than featuring a tropical island populated by a fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex and other toothy predators, the dinosaurs on screen may now need to be recast in a somewhat softer light—more along the lines of Romeo and Juliet, perhaps?
January 27 2016, 2:15 PM
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
Bizarre animals roamed across desolate, Saharan-size sand dunes that covered Denver and much of the American West 280 million years ago.
—Image courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Most of us have a difficult time wrapping our brains around the shift from one year to the next, so it's hard to imagine what our world was like centuries ago. Leave it to geologists to consistently think in terms of millions—if not billions—of years when studying Earth’s long history.
January 19 2016, 2:10 PM
Length: 4 miles one way with a car shuttle, or 8 miles round-trip
Why we love it: Generally good snow conditions and shelter from the wind make this a great winter outing
When to go: Winter through spring, depending upon snow conditions
Pre-hike buzz: Stop at Kind...
January 12 2016, 12:30 PM
Canyon Wind Cellars is nestled beneath western Colorado's lofty Roan Plateau.
—Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery: Canyon Wind Cellars
The People: Geologist Norman Christianson traveled the globe hunting for precious metals and diamonds—but that’s not all he did during his travels. He also visited many far-flung wine-producing regions and, after deciding in the late 1980s to plant his own...
January 7 2016, 3:25 PM
Seats from the old Mile High Stadium —Courtesy of History Colorado
History Colorado has turned the New Year’s adage of “Out with the old, in with the new” on its head.
Instead of cleaning house, the state agency greeted 2016 by painstakingly sorting through the millions of historical documents, relics, and images in its care, picking out a choice few to unveil...
January 7 2016, 2:50 PM
The bronze statue of Casey Tibbs riding the infamous horse Necktie outside the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
—Courtesy of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame
Forget the Wild West—rodeos are very much alive and kickin’ across the western U.S., including in Colorado. Our state hosts more than 25 rodeos each year, including one held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show, which will take place at Denver’s National Western Complex from...
January 4 2016, 12:00 PM