• Colorado national monuments: Colorado National Monument

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    Colorado National Monument This treasure of the West sprawls 20,500 acres and is proclaimed "a photographer's playground." The possibilities with a camera are as endless as the Colorado Plateau, which encompasses this monument as well as the Grand Canyon and Arches National Park....

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Aug. 21, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    ALMANAC Cycling ONGOING The Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org. Hiking ONGOING UpaDowna Hikes - 9-11 a.m. third Saturday. Registration: upadowna.org/programs. Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per...

  • Ultrarunners heading to Crested Butte, long popular with mountain bikers

    By Rachel Walker The Washington Post -
    Published: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    Outside of Crested Butte, a trail delivers intrepid travelers to a high-altitude paradise erupting with wildflowers, lush meadows and views so arresting you won't believe your eyes. This trail, the 401, climbs 1½ miles out of Schofield Pass, elevation 10,707 feet, through an evergreen...

  • Colorado's fourteeners: Torreys Peak

    By Josh Friesema Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    Torreys Peak Elevation: 14,275 feet Range: Front Conveniently located only a few miles off Interstate 70, Torreys Peak is a very popular fourteener. On a nice summer weekend, expect to be hiking with a few hundred friends. Try to arrive early, or the parking area might be full,...

  • Woman becomes sick, dies on trail to Conundrum Hot Springs

    Jason Auslander, The Aspen Times
    Updated: Sat, Aug 19, 2017

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — A Pennsylvania woman has fallen ill and died during a backpacking trip in Colorado. Pitkin County sheriff's officials say the unidentified woman got sick Thursday while hiking with three friends to Conundrum Hot Springs. They planned to camp at the hot...

  • Colorado’s busiest search and rescue teams seeing increasing calls for help

    By JASON BLEVINS , The Denver Post via the Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 19, 2017

    Colorado’s 61 all-volunteer, nonprofit search-and-rescue teams are the first line of defense protecting the state’s surging population of outdoor enthusiasts. And those volunteers have never been busier. Across the state’s high country, rescue teams are seeing more calls for help as...

  • Pikes Peak Ascent preview: Everson family of eight climbs for a special cause

    Vinny Benedetto, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    When taking on the 13.32-mile climb known as the Pikes Peak Ascent, it’s helpful to have a reason. The Everson family heading up the mountain Saturday morning has a couple. Assuming all finish, the eight family members completing the same race is believed to be a record. The group...

  • Study: Colorado's 14ers more popular than initially estimated

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks are more popular than advocates initially thought. The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative on Friday released a follow-up to a first-of-its kind study from 2016, which estimated the state's 54 tallest mountains experienced 260,000 hiker days a year. Now, the...

  • Saturday's closing of the Manitou Incline will lead to completion of four-year project

    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    The beloved Manitou Incline closes Saturday morning - in time for the Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday and the Marathon on Sunday - and will stay closed about four months for repairs. In a $2 million project, workers will stabilize the uppermost segment of the old cog railway, where...

  • Dinosaur Nat'l Monument creek closed due to septic line break

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — A popular fishing spot in Dinosaur National Monument has been closed because of a broken septic line at a fish hatchery. The National Park Service said Thursday that Jones Hole Creek near the Colorado-Utah border has been temporarily closed to fishing and...

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