• The lost years of Barr Camp and the unheralded heroes who kept Pikes Peak's way station alive

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 18, 2017

    A voice rises in the woods. "Monteeee! Heeeyyy, Monteee! Heeeyyy, Monteee!" Allen Owen calls to his old mentor. Monte Barrett, 70, is somewhere here along the former Barr Trail, following Ruxton Creek and reacquainting himself with this place in his sweetest memories. He and...

  • View sunrise from atop Pikes Peak in rare opportunity this weekend

    By Michelle Karas michelle.karas@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 13, 2017

    Want to watch the sunrise from the top of Pikes Peak? Set your alarm for 3 a.m. or thereabouts Sunday for a rare early admission day. And don't forget your camera. The gate to the summit will open at 4:15 a.m. (weather permitting) to allow travel time before sunrise - it takes 2-3...

  • What to know before attending Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parade in downtown Colorado Springs

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 11, 2017

    For each of its 77 years, a parade has been part of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, attracting tens of thousands of people to downtown Colorado Springs. The parade runs for eight blocks the night before the rodeo begins. It boasts dozens of floats and participants including Olympic...

  • Pikes Peak Rangerettes celebrating six decades of rodeo performances

    By HANNAH FLEACE hannah.fleace@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 9, 2017

    Pretty girls don't fit the stereotype of rodeo, a world that pits cowboys against twisting, bucking beasts. So when an announcer calls the girls to bring their horses into the arena, many observers are surprised by their complex series of precision patterns on horses galloping so...

  • Familiar Colorado Springs leader taking charge of Ring the Peak

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 7, 2017

    Advocates have new muscle in their long struggle to complete a 63-mile trail wrapping Pikes Peak. And the name should be familiar. Chris Lieber is credited with spearheading the development of 5,923 acres of open space and 146 miles of trail that entered the public trust over his 20...

  • Monument's festivities part of a day-long Independence Day celebration across the Pikes Peak region

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 5, 2017

    Monument might be a small town with a population of 6,400 or so, but it knows how to throw a July Fourth party with the best of the big cities. On Tuesday, as celebrations took place across the Pikes Peak region, a pancake breakfast, street fair, live music and pair of parades drew...

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