• Happy Trails: Serious adventure to scenic Colorado Springs dome

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 23, 2018

    Barneys Dome Barneys Dome watches high over Ute Pass, an impossible-to-miss sight driving west from Colorado Springs. The rock formation appears like a throne. And indeed, anyone up for the hearty adventure is granted a seat with awe-inspiring views. But the dome is hardly ventured,...

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

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 23, 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 is a summer destination, with the surrounding Uncompahgre National Forest a hub of endless adventure. From the remote town, the...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting April 23, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 23, 2018

    Cycling ONGOING Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org. Hiking ONGOING Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. - Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet north main parking lot....

  • The unlikely Colorado Springs trio bound for Denali

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 23, 2018

    The unlikely partnership began in Argentina, somewhere below the 22,841-foot summit of Aconcagua. Colorado Springs firefighter Matthew Chavez was descending when he encountered Matt Gorbett, a young software developer. Gorbett noticed the state emblem on Chavez's pack, asked where he...

  • Denali National Park welcomes its first, and last, luxury hotel

    By Nikki Ekstein Bloomberg -
    Published: Mon, Apr 23, 2018

    One of the more luxurious lodges in Alaska, and one of the most remote anywhere, has just opened on a rocky glacier outcropping, or nunatak, smack in the middle of Denali National Park. From its wraparound windows, the resort's guests - up to 10 at a time - can watch the aurora...

  • Thrilling via ferrata coming soon to Colorado Springs

    Spencer McKee, OutThere Colorado
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    With one hand grasped tight around a metal rung, I leaned back, allowing my full weight to pull against the redundant cable attaching my body to the side of a cliff. Glancing down at my feet, I could see the ground beneath my foothold, a scatter of scree approximately 30 feet below....

  • Garden of the Gods to ban cars for part of Earth Day

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    Colorado Springs parks planners have decided to try something at Garden of the Gods that has long intrigued outdoor enthusiasts. Vehicles will not be allowed for five hours starting at 5 a.m. April 22 in what the city is calling a "Motorless Morning" on Earth Day. Hikers and cyclists...

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

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 20, 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 parks, as suggested last week by the Department of Interior. Most parks will tack an extra $5 onto the price of their passes, Interior...

  • Camping reservation system begins for Conundrum Hot Springs

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 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 Times reports camping permits at Conundrum Hot Springs for mid-April to the end of July will become available to reserve online...

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

    By Naureen S. Malik Bloomberg -
    Published: 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 one-third of a mile would be a painful climb in any marathon, but here it's compounded because it occurs at the distance where many...

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