Colorado

January 31, 2020

Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley Receives Gold-Level Recognition for Mountain Biking

Two people mountain biking along a trail in Colorado.

After years of work, sweat and trail testing, Colorado finally struck gold in the mountain-biking world.  The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) announced the designation of Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley as a Gold-Level Ride Center™ on Wednesday, making the valley only the seventh region in the world (and the fifth in the U.S.) to earn […]

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May 24, 2019

This Initiative Is Helping to Offset Overuse on Colorado’s Highest Peaks

Hikers stand along the top of a ridgeline, looking and pointing every which way under a bright-blue sky.

Like many Coloradans, Ben Hanus was on a mission to bag some fourteeners. Unlike many Coloradans, his incentive to summit the 14,000-foot peaks wasn’t personal; it was about preservation. From 2011 to 2013, Hanus served as the sustainable trails coordinator for the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), a role that led him up 42 of the […]

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April 27, 2019

Best Hikes Near Boulder

A hiker treks along a narrow trail in the alpine.

Boulder, Colorado, is often considered one of the top outdoor recreation hubs of the Front Range. With easy access to city life, restaurants, hiking, biking and the high mountains, visitors flock to the area. There are roughly 155 miles of hiking trails in the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks system alone, which covers a […]

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November 30, 2018

10 Picks for Fall & Winter Camping in Colorado

A tent at sunset in Colorado.

Camping in the fall and winter in Colorado offers a unique experience. The changing aspens, cool nights, potential for fresh snowfall and abundant outdoor daytime activities ranging from hiking and mountain biking to skiing and snowshoeing, make this a great time of year to get out and explore. During the fall, you will enjoy beautiful […]

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May 27, 2018
Gen hiking at St Mary's Glacier, Idaho Springs, CO

Hiking to Saint Mary’s Glacier in Idaho Springs, Colorado

One of our first days at an elevation over 10,000 feet was at St. Mary’s Glacier. St. Mary’s is a Very cool little town and the […]
May 26, 2018
Hiking Red Rocks, Morrison Colorado, Achieving Adventure

Red Rocks Hiking and Amphitheater

We landed in Denver, Colorado and weren’t ready to go to our rental, so we hit Red Rocks, where we did a portion of the trail […]
December 14, 2017

High School Mountain Bike Racing Is About Much More Than Who Finishes First

In the Colorado High School Cycling League, kids discover a thousand different reasons to love riding. When I ask my son, Hatcher, what his favorite thing about his inaugural season on the Boulder High School mountain bike team was, he says, “The rice cake.” “The rice cake?” “Yes, the rice cake.” Then he describes it. […]

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