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9 Gear Essentials for Winter Hiking

Lace up your boots and hit the trails with these nine pieces of locally crafted gear, perfect for wintertime trekking.

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Sponsored Content: It’s Lit: Night Skiing and More at Echo Mountain.

It’s Lit: Night Skiing and More at Echo Mountain.

Echo Mountain is Denver’s closest, most affordable skiing, boarding and tubing area. Offering night skiing, a full rental fleet, and a friendly, skilled team of snow-sport enthusiasts, Echo has exactly what you need for an authentic Colorado experience, on demand.

Hut-Trippers Rejoice! Sisters Cabin Opens This Month

As the first new hut to open in the Summit Huts Association in 20 years, Sisters Cabin offers a spacious (and somewhat luxurious) backcountry getaway for winter adventure-seekers. Make your reservations starting January 7.

Hike We Like: Zapata Falls

Discover a waterfall hidden in the belly of a mountain at this enchanting year-round hike near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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Sponsored Content: Fuel Your Adventure With Venture

Fuel Your Adventure With Venture

The way a simple, everyday choice can mean more travel for you—both near and far.

First-Timer’s Guide: Georgetown

We know you’re in a hurry to get to the mountains come Saturday morning. But instead of zooming past, take exit 228 for Georgetown, a quaint and historic mountain town with a lot to offer.

A Beginner’s Guide to Hitting the Slopes

Don't be intimidated by Colorado's preeminent winter sports. Follow our step-by-step guide to getting started with skiing and snowboarding, and you'll be shredding fresh pow in no time.

Skiing & Booze: Does Colorado Have A Drinking Problem?

Centennial Staters love their après-ski almost as much as they love skiing itself. But has the thrill of the party surpassed the joy of the adventure? Inside the culture of drinking that permeates our great outdoors.

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First Timer’s Guide: Silverthorne

If you’ve been treating Silverthorne as a mere outlet-mall shopping destination or a quick rest-stop on the way to Vail or Breckenridge, it’s time to take another look.

Hike We Like: First Creek Trail Near DIA

Despite its proximity to the noisy interstate and the ever-busy DIA, First Creek is a reprieve from the hustle-and-bustle—and a perfect layover for weary travelers and suburbanites alike.

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