—Photo courtesy of Terri Cook
Length: 4.0 miles roundtrip
Why we love it: A taste of the Royal Gorge without the crowds—or the entrance fee
When to go: Any time of year
Pre-hike buzz: Fuel up in Cañon City as you pass Cañon Coffee Café (aka Cañon City Mugs); 1520 Royal Gorge Blvd (US 50)
November 24 2015, 4:20 PM
Don't be that guy. Drive safely. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
Let’s face it—driving in sleet and snow is simply not as easy as driving when the day is all clear skies and perfect conditions. In Denver, the shift from summer to winter can mean gorgeous, sunny days or freezing temps and scattered snowstorms. So, when it comes to driving, it’s best to be...
November 19 2015, 10:42 AM
Canyonlands National Park —Photos by Sarah Boyum
Venture far enough west on I-70, and the Colorado Rockies will eventually be replaced by wide open desert and sheer red rocks jutting out of the barren landscape. Follow the Colorado River, snaking its way through a series of canyons, and you'll eventually stumble upon a hidden desert gem: Moab,...
November 18 2015, 1:23 PM
—Photo courtesy of Scott Anderson
Shortly before packs of huskies and their hardened sled drivers descended on Alaska’s Iditarod Trail in March 2000, a different creature claimed the 1,000 miles of frigid frontier: an almost 80-pound, plumped-up piece of steel, gears, and spokes. At the first Iditasport Impossible, Grand Junction’s...
Kebler Pass may host the planet's largest living organism.
—Courtesy of Shutterstock
As Pac-12 football archrivals University of Colorado and University of Utah prepare to compete on Saturday, November 28 in Salt Lake City, a less-publicized competition is also taking place between the two states. The result of this contest has even more at stake—the right to brag that the winner...
November 13 2015, 10:25 AM
—Image courtesy of Madeline Hotel and Residences
The Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride’s Mountain Village is unveiling a $15 million renovation this winter, which might not seem like surprising news. After all, hotels undergo updates all the time. In this past year alone, Denver’s Ritz-Carlton, Magnolia, and Brown Palace hotels all...
November 13 2015, 9:30 AM
A still from "Chasing Shadows," Warren Miller's latest ski film (image courtesy of Sverre Hjornevik)
When Warren Miller Entertainment's latest bit of ski porn, Chasing Shadows, premieres in Denver next week, be on the lookout for professional skier Lexi Dupont. The University of Colorado Boulder grad (she studied screenprinting and art history) traveled to Valdez, Alaska, to shoot with...
November 12 2015, 8:59 AM
Length: 5.6 miles round trip
Why we love it: A leg-pumping climb up “The Wall” along a well-built trail that alternates between lush forest and open views of the red rocks and the plains to the east.
When to go: Any time of year with Yaktrax, or mid-...
November 10 2015, 8:00 AM