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Stricter rules, user fee now in place at Paradise Cove
Stricter rules, user fee now in place at Paradise Cove

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 11 hr ago

New this summer at the popular Paradise Cove diving and swimming hole near Guffey: no alcohol, no loud music, no unleashed dogs and no parking outside...

Lessons from Colorado's ultimate dinosaur graveyard
Lessons from Colorado's ultimate dinosaur graveyard

By: Seth Boster - 0 20 hr ago

Jensen, Utah - The Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway climbs north, high to epic overlooks of a forested basin, before it tumbles back to the desert that...

5 facts about dinosaurs in Colorado: From a beast in Garden of the Gods to a T. rex discovery
5 facts about dinosaurs in Colorado: From a beast in Garden of the Gods to a T. rex discovery

By: Seth Boster - 0 20 hr ago

While Dinosaur National Monument is perhaps the West's most striking hub of prehistoric remains, you don't have to go as far as state lines to...

Hot springs in Colorado: This Colorado hot spring was frequented by U.S. presidents
Hot springs in Colorado: This Colorado hot spring was frequented by U.S. presidents

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs is rooted in a history that goes deeper than the mining days that made the surrounding town famous. Before the...

Happy Trails: Blackmer Trail a quintessential loop at Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Happy Trails: Blackmer Trail a quintessential loop at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Blackmer Loop, Cheyenne Mountain State Park The Blackmer Trail is one of Cheyenne Mountain State Park's premier loops, as it showcases a rare...

Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting June 18, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Cycling SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Demo Days - Bike Demos, equipment exhibitors and more, Base Village, Snowmass Village; snowmassdemodays.com. Hiking...

Happy Trails: Chief Mountain boasts 14er-style views
Happy Trails: Chief Mountain boasts 14er-style views

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Chief Mountain, Arapaho National Forest We accompanied noted mountaineer John Kirk for the short but steep trek up Chief Mountain. He's climbed every...

Happy Trails: Columbine Trail a perfect tour of North Cheyenne Cañon's beauty
Happy Trails: Columbine Trail a perfect tour of North Cheyenne Cañon's beauty

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Columbine Trail, North Cheyenne Cañon North Cheyenne Cañon Park has higher destinations, such as Mount Muscoco. That's one of the wilder escapes,...

Happy Trails: Sublime hiking, cycling at Golden's Lookout Mountain
Happy Trails: Sublime hiking, cycling at Golden's Lookout Mountain

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Lookout Mountain, Golden At the top of the winding, scenic road from Golden, the Lookout Mountain Nature Center shares a big parking lot with...

Happy Trails: The 'other' Section 16 outside Colorado Springs
Happy Trails: The 'other' Section 16 outside Colorado Springs

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Section 16, Black Forest Colorado Springs hikers and mountain bikers treasure a local trail that satisfies their hunger for elevation and provides...

Happy Trails: Miniature Manitou Incline can be conquered in Castle Rock
Happy Trails: Miniature Manitou Incline can be conquered in Castle Rock

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 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...

Happy Trails: Gray Back Peak a wild escape from Colorado Springs
Happy Trails: Gray Back Peak a wild escape from Colorado Springs

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Gray Back Peak While it's becoming more difficult to find solitude in Colorado Springs' parks and open spaces, the trails off Old Stage Road are...

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

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 2018

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

Hot springs in Colorado: Private soaking and more at Waunita Ranch
Hot springs in Colorado: Private soaking and more at Waunita Ranch

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

The pool is 35 feet wide and 90 feet long - big compared with Colorado's other squares constructed and fed by geothermal waters. But the soaking is...

Double amputee Mandy Horvath reaches Pikes Peak summit after grueling 3-day ascent
Double amputee Mandy Horvath reaches Pikes Peak summit after grueling 3-day ascent

By: Seth Boster - 0 Fri, Jun 15, 2018

In the middle of the night, on grassy slopes near 12,000 feet, Pikes Peak summit-bound Mandy Horvath listened to faint rumbles and watched lightning...

VIDEO: UCCS student, double amputee Mandy Horvath summits Pikes Peak
VIDEO: UCCS student, double amputee Mandy Horvath summits Pikes Peak

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 15, 2018

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs student and double amputee Mandy Horvath reached the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak at about 6 p.m....

Skiing Colorado: Kendall Mountain

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Kendall Mountain Silverton hosts some serious skiing and riding - as serious as it gets in Colorado. In addition to snorkels for extreme powder laps,...

Skiing Colorado: The resort hidden on the Grand Mesa

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Powderhorn Mountain Resort Snow is not in the classic picture of Grand Junction. This Western Slope country is defined by the world's largest flattop...

Skiing Colorado: Aspen Buttermilk
Skiing Colorado: Aspen Buttermilk

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Aspen Buttermilk Among Snowmass's four mountains, this is the smallest. It's the one for freestyle enthusiasts, and it's also the one for novices. It...

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

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 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...

Skiing Colorado: Lake City's little hill that could
Skiing Colorado: Lake City's little hill that could

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Lake City Ski Hill You don't think Lake City when you think winter. The southwest Colorado town found off the breathtaking Silver Thread Scenic Byway...

Happy Trails: Your first step in Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Happy Trails: Your first step in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Raccoon Trail, Golden Gate Canyon State Park Less than an hour's drive from Denver is an enormous outdoor hub. Hikers, mountain bikers, horse riders,...

Happy Trails: Iron Mountain, Manitou Springs
Happy Trails: Iron Mountain, Manitou Springs

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Iron Mountain, Manitou Springs Manitou Springs is famous for being the gateway to America's Mountain. From town, people walk to Barr Trail and embark...

Happy Trails: Mays Peak
Happy Trails: Mays Peak

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Mays Peak Of the summits from North Cheyenne Cañon Park, mounts Cutler and Muscoco are most popular. The opportunity to reach two mountaintops from...

Happy Trails: Spruce Mountain loop
Happy Trails: Spruce Mountain loop

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Spruce Mountain loop Between Colorado Springs and Denver, the most scenic stretch of Interstate 25 is near Larkspur. It's easy to look out the window...

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