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This year Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating its 100th year with special events throughout the summer season. It’s a great year to visit and get a dose of history along with fresh air and exercise. Learn about the people … Continue reading
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From 1987 to 2007, Americans spent 25% fewer hours out of doors, a figure that has gone down about 1% each year since then. At the same time, the hours we spend online as a society have increased exponentially. Americans … Continue reading
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10 things you probably didn’t know about Pikes Peak: 1.) — The mountain is one of two 14ers in Colorado where the summit is reachable by vehicle. 2.) The road leading to the summit, named Pikes Peak Highway, was not fully paved until Oct. 1, 2011. Continue reading
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Outside magazine said on their lists of best trails that “the 405-mile route between Denver and Durango, Colorado, contains about 40 great breweries, beer bars, and brewpubs.” We think that number is a little low. Outside picked this stretch of … Continue reading
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July and August are the perfect time to tackle one (or more) of Colorado’s 53 (or more, depending on who you listen to) 14ers. The warmer weather lessens your chances of stumbling upon an uncrossable ice patch or being caught … Continue reading
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We might be just easing into summer, but it’s not too early to think about the fall — at least, it’s not too early to start planning your next adventure with Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides. We have a couple … Continue reading
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Climbing, storms and safety Summertime gets us thinking about one of our favorite warm-weather activities — climbing — and one of our least-favorite weather events: hail. Combine the two and a pleasurable late-afternoon climb can turn into a stormy nightmare. … Continue reading
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The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and it’s during this time of year that many people pause to reflect on the many freedoms we are afforded as Americans. One of those that tends to get overlooked is … Continue reading
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