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Camping reservation system begins for Conundrum Hot Springs
Camping reservation system begins for Conundrum Hot Springs

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

ASPEN — The U.S. Forest Service is launching a reservation system for overnight camping at a popular hot springs site south of Aspen. The Aspen...

With fees on the rise, spend a free day at Colorado's national parks
With fees on the rise, spend a free day at Colorado's national parks

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

The price to see some of America's most wondrous outdoor places won't skyrocket as initially feared. But fees aren't getting cheaper at the national...

If the Boston Marathon is too easy for you, try these crazy runs
If the Boston Marathon is too easy for you, try these crazy runs

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

For runners, one of the more storied - and feared - stretches is Heartbreak Hill, 20 miles into the Boston Marathon. The 90-foot elevation gain over...

Mouse found in Colorado, Wyoming remains on protected list

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

DENVER — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a long-tailed mouse found only in Colorado and Wyoming will remain protected under the Endangered...

With low snowmelt expectations, southern Colorado rafting outfitters eyeing 'safety blanket'
With low snowmelt expectations, southern Colorado rafting outfitters eyeing 'safety blanket'

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

In the months before summer, Mike Kissack's obsession with snowpack takes him to the government website that tracks it. "It's part of my morning...

Pikeview Quarry's history of rockslides raises doubts about bike park proposal
Pikeview Quarry's history of rockslides raises doubts about bike park proposal

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

The warning came over a dump truck operator's radio as he and another man were working in the Pikeview Quarry pit: "Get out of there." In what...

Skiing Colorado: The Durango hill that refuses to fade
Skiing Colorado: The Durango hill that refuses to fade

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Hesperus Ski Area The 2016-17 season and the season after were a snapshot of the difficulties Hesperus Ski Area has faced since opening in 1962. Last...

Happy Trails: Colorado's Great Sand Dunes
Happy Trails: Colorado's Great Sand Dunes

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve All descriptions of Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve fall short. It is a true North American...

Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting April 16, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Climbing ONGOING UpaDowna Climb Nights - 6-8 p.m., second Tuesday, CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave., free. Registration: upadowna.org/programs. Cycling...

Why this Colorado Springs man is running across the country with a baby stroller
Why this Colorado Springs man is running across the country with a baby stroller

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

He'll start in Boston, where once he thought it would all end. "I'm gonna die here," Joe Turcotte recalls his 17-year-old self thinking, before he...

Miniature Manitou Incline can be conquered in Castle Rock
Miniature Manitou Incline can be conquered in Castle Rock

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

The Challenge Hill, Castle Rock Almost 50 miles north of Manitou Springs resides the little brother of the town's famous outdoor attraction. When...

Colorado elk bugling family's prowess turning heads
Colorado elk bugling family's prowess turning heads

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

FORT COLLINS — One can only imagine the confusion the calling causes Tom Diesing's neighbors and the elk that occasionally wander into his west...

El Pomar commits $1 million to Colorado Springs mountain biking facility
El Pomar commits $1 million to Colorado Springs mountain biking facility

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

The vision of a world class mountain bike park potentially covering the gigantic scar on Colorado Springs' northwest side now has some unlikely...

Colorado Springs Bike Swap to be bigger than ever
Colorado Springs Bike Swap to be bigger than ever

By: Seth Boster - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

If the Colorado Springs Bike Swap isn't yet something local cyclists mark on their calendars every year, organizer Gabe Alvarado hopes that changes...

With 2 giraffe births nearing at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, watch live birth camera
With 2 giraffe births nearing at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, watch live birth camera

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

With two giraffes due to be born within weeks at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, people now can keep an eye on the pregnant mothers with the zoo's birth...

Popular national parks to raise fees, but far short of previous proposal
Popular national parks to raise fees, but far short of previous proposal

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that...

Colorado has 2 avalanche deaths in 3 days
Colorado has 2 avalanche deaths in 3 days

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

FRISCO, Colo. — Authorities say a snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche in Colorado's central mountains, marking the second such death in the state in...

Backcountry skier dies in avalanche in Maroon Bowl outside of Aspen
Backcountry skier dies in avalanche in Maroon Bowl outside of Aspen

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

A member of the Mountain Rescue Aspen team died in an avalanche Sunday near the Maroon Bowl, which is about seven miles from Aspen, the Pitkin County...

Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting April 9, 2018
Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting April 9, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Cycling ONGOING Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org. Hiking ONGOING Garden of the Gods Visitor and...

Skiing Colorado: Silverton Mountain, the bucket-list destination
Skiing Colorado: Silverton Mountain, the bucket-list destination

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Silverton Mountain "Steep and deep" is the motto at this ski area unlike any other in Colorado. Indeed, few in North America can compare with the...

Closing dates for Colorado ski areas
Closing dates for Colorado ski areas

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

Tentative closing dates for Colorado ski areas, as listed at the end of last week.

Rainbow Falls reopening schedule pushed back into summer
Rainbow Falls reopening schedule pushed back into summer

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

A popular recreation area west of Manitou Springs will remain closed for three months while the site is upgraded. Rainbow Falls Historic Site, which...

Meet the man who conquered all the Colorado 14ers in one winter
Meet the man who conquered all the Colorado 14ers in one winter

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

On his way to becoming a Colorado mountain legend, Andrew Hamilton has kept his head down. Charge to the top, charge to the bottom, drive to the next...

Is the Animas truly the 'River of Lost Souls'?
Is the Animas truly the 'River of Lost Souls'?

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

DURANGO — By all historical accounts, there is no "River of Lost Souls" running through Durango. So how is it that over the years that's become the...

Commentary: Is deal for 'world-class' bike park in Colorado Springs worth it?
Commentary: Is deal for 'world-class' bike park in Colorado Springs worth it?

By: Seth Boster - 0 Fri, Apr 6, 2018

A "world-class" bike park sounds like a good idea. "But there's baggage, right?" said Susan Davies, executive director of the Trails and Open Space...

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