• Outward Bound: The miracle of Colorado's Lost Creek Wilderness

    By SETH BOSTER seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOST CREEK WILDERNESS - A mighty, untamed expanse of natural wonder lies between Colorado's two largest cities, about 50 miles either way of the ever-growing metros, existing as proof that time does not always win. In the early 20th century, man tried to submerge the land. Under the...

  • Happy Trails: Royal Arch, Boulder

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 23, 2017

    Royal Arch, Boulder Whether we like it or not in Colorado, we have to share. We can't have the trails all to ourselves, especially when they lead to an awe-inspiring sight. A weekend drive to Boulder's Chautauqua Park entails a sometimes-lengthy search for a parking spot. And the hike...

  • Coasters, snorkels, $6.50 lift tickets: Your guide to Colorado's ski season

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 23, 2017

    Colorado's ski and snowboard season got underway this month with Arapahoe Basin Ski Area's opening day. Snowmakers continue to fire up their guns, operators continue their prayers for powder, and as you polish your skis, we catch you up on what's new at the state's resorts: Arapahoe...

  • Colorful Colorado: At Woody Creek Tavern, creatures lurk in Hunter S. Thompson's wake

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WOODY CREEK - I was warned that I would be an outsider here, and that I wouldn't do myself any favors by asking around about Hunter S. Thompson. One of the first people I meet is Tex. Tex what? Just Tex. "That's it," he says in a deep, grainy murmur. He's messing with stuff in a...

  • Pikes Pick: Deer Tick ready to rock Black Sheep on Friday

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A Friday at Black Sheep is, if nothing else, a guaranteed weird time. Count me in this week. I expect the standing-room-only crowd to sway at times and jump at others as Deer Tick plays songs from their latest album, which, in two volumes, perfectly captures what the versatile rock...

  • Memorial plans set for influential Colorado Springs runner Michael Shafai

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

    A memorial has been planned for Michael Shafai, the influential Colorado Springs runner who died unexpectedly this week at age 47. Friends have scheduled a 6 a.m. memorial run Thursday starting from Manitou Springs' Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave. A service is set for 11 a.m. at...

  • Michael Shafai, influential Colorado Springs runner, dies at 47

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

    Through Thursday morning's darkness, the white light of more than 70 headlamps glowed through the meadow of a Colorado Springs park - runners who were on their way to a hilltop, where they would hug and cry and long for their leader. Michael Shafai, the former president of the Pikes...

  • Skiing Colorado: Copper Mountain

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    Copper Mountain Blessed by the wintry winds blowing west of the Continental Divide, four world-class ski resorts share competitive space in Summit County. In the effort to separate itself from Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge and Keystone, Copper Mountain touts its geographic...

  • Happy Trails: Red Rocks, Woodland Park

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    Red Rocks, Woodland Park Colorado is full of surprises. Trails and roads lead to all sorts of geological wonders in unexpected places. Outside Woodland Park, a U.S. Forest Service campground is called Red Rocks Group, but at the parking lot you won't find any sign directing you to...

  • Along final stretch of Manitou Incline, a grueling way of (work) life

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 15, 2017

    With both feet planted firmly so as not to slip and tumble down into the clouds, Hugo Benitez glanced over his shoulder, down to the shrouded ties and water-diverting structures that he and his team installed during two previous jobs on the Manitou Incline. "We never thought we would...

Like us on Facebook