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Susan Joy Paul

Articles By Susan Joy Paul

The Most Accessible Adventures in Colorado

From wheelchair-friendly hot springs to hikes for flatlanders to scenic overlooks fit for everyone, we found 29 accessible adventures that allow just about anyone to experience the state’s grandeur.

5 Scenic Overlooks in Colorado You Can Reach in Your Prius

From 14,000-foot mountaintops to roadside pulloffs and a lofty memorial site, passenger cars will have no trouble reaching these five scenic overlooks located within about two hours of Denver, from Rocky Mountain National Park to Pueblo.

Wheelchair- and Stroller-Friendly Waterfalls & Alpine Lakes in Colorado

We found three alpine lakes and four gushing waterfalls that offer refreshing, cool fun for the whole family, including those using strollers or wheelchairs.

Estes Park’s Quinn Brett Is a Champion for Adaptive Sports and Backcountry Access

Adventurer Quinn Brett, who is paralyzed from the waist down, thinks Colorado can do better when it comes to adaptive sports and recreational opportunities—and she’s helping to make that happen.

5 Short, Easy Hikes Near Denver

Enjoy the views, minus the exertion, on these five easy hikes, all 1.2 to 2.8 miles long and within about two hours of Denver.

Trains, Pontoons & Hot Air Balloons: Hitch a Ride to Colorado’s Backcountry

Getting into the backcountry can be hard work, but not every adventure requires extreme exertion. We found six fun and easy ways to enjoy Colorado’s great outdoors without lifting a finger—or pulling a muscle.

4 ADA-Compliant Colorado Hot Springs

From soaking facilities with ADA-compliant lifts to pools with ramps, handrails, and benches, we found a soothing Colorado hot springs experience for nearly every ability and mobility.

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