Lance Benzel

Out There Reporter

  • Eastern Plains: Sporting event in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Phillips County Raceway: Get ready for a dose of fuel-injected adrenaline at Holyoke’s exercise in speed and raw power, featuring a series of matchups involving sport mods, stock cars and more. It’s part of the Blood, Sweat and Tears Annual Race Series, and believe us: the name is apt....

  • Elk Mountain Range: Three adventures in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Hike to Hanging Lake/Spouting Rock: Tucked away in Glenwood Canyon near Glenwood Springs, this 1-mile trail includes 1,000 feet of elevation gain. The destination — an amazingly clear and serene lake filled by a waterfall — is worth the effort. Once at the lake, be sure to take the...

  • Elk Mountain Range: Two scenic drives in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Grand Mesa Scenic Byway: Experience a stunning Western Slope sunset while tracing the largest mesa in the world from Mesa to Cedar Ridge, where apple orchards and fruit stands lure curious travelers. Along the route, visitors also can take in spectacular views of forests and lakes....

  • Elk Mountain Range: Two fairs/rodeos in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The Grand Championship Rodeo: Venture to Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction to watch the best of the best from the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association compete for the championship buckle Sept. 18-20. Events include bareback, barrel racing, bull riding, steer wrestling and...

  • Elk Mountain Range: Sporting event in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Junior College Baseball World Series: The top teams from around the country face off May 23-30 in Grand Junction, which has hosted the tournament for more than 50 years. Players, coaches and fans are all swept up in the thrilling moments of America’s pastime. More info: jucogj.

  • Rider in residence: Study shows cycling is boost to local economy

    Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Protected bike lanes. Improved crossings at busy roads. New trails to ride. The chore list for improving cycling infrastructure in the Pikes Peak region is pages long - to say nothing of the time, costs and politics involved - but proponents say they're armed with a compelling new...

  • Al Kaly Shrine Circus fuels vital mission with shows in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015

    It's a Big Top for a big cause. When the Al Kaly Shrine Circus rolls into town this week, it will come packing three rings of thrills, including elephants and tigers - those perennial favorites of the animal world - along with human performers of all stripes. The fun fuels a vital...

  • Presence of moose near Colorado Springs shrouded in mystery

    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    How she ended up in Black Forest is a mystery. But she sure seems intent on staying. For the past four years, a female adult moose has prowled the wooded hills north of Colorado Springs - surviving a major wildfire in 2013 and spurning a chance to link up with a couple of bull moose...

  • Monarch Mountain selling discounted passes for 2015-2016 season

    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Skiers and riders can snag a discount on next year's adventures at Monarch Mountain. Season passes for the 2015-2016 season are on sale through July 31, offering unlimited skiing at Monarch Mountain and discounts for on-mountain services, along with access to one buddy ticket per day...

  • Colorado Springs mountain biker taken to hospital after hitting pothole

    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    It was on the road to Starsmore Discovery Center that Anne Beach saw stars. The 25-year veteran cyclist was coming down North Cheyenne Canyon Road on her mountain bike, dodging potholes, when she encountered one concealed by the shade. The last thing she remembers is going airborne...

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