A neck gaiter allows you to turn any outfit into a pseudo turtleneck — ugly but warm. These fleece tubes are a near-perfect design for snowy adventures.
Category Archive: Adventure Ideas
Incorporating human-powered exploration into a trip not only provides a sense of purpose, it also changes your perspective.
Cañon City is a small town with a big reputation. Outsiders know it as Prison Valley. It’s home […]
A bikepacking trip along the Monumental Loop in New Mexico reveals the challenges and joy of traveling by bike.
The bike circuit mapped below provides the best way to tour 10 of Denver’s best urban outdoor spaces. Brings friends, wear a costume, and stop for a beer at your favorite destinations.
Basics Mileage: ~ 150 miles Elevation gain: 10,500 ft Start/Finish: North Cheyenne Cañon, Colorado Springs, CO Difficulty: Moderate […]
Weeknight camping is a novel way to break from routine and might serve as a rejuvenating escape. From […]
Changing how we manage forests can open new terrain for backcountry skiing. Colorado skiiers can learn from glade cutting organizations on the East Coast.
Using GIS (Geographic Information System) it’s possible to identify areas that match characteristics needed for a ski area. […]
Thorn protection is essential for bikepackers and bike commuters. Changing a flat tire might be fun the first […]
Your ultimate travel guide to Cañon City. Cañon City is often overlooked, but rarely disappoints. Adventurous travelers will enjoy the town’s no-frills attitude and abundant outdoor opportunities.
If you’re looking to add some spice to an alpine ascent, you may enjoy ‘scrambling.’ A scramble is a Class 3 or 4 route that mixes hiking with climbing. Here are some suggestions for how to get started scrambling.
Thru-Hikers know that some of the best backpacking gear is also the cheapest. These five household items are incredibly useful and easy to find.
Looking for a longer trail to explore in Colorado Springs? The Intemann Trail is open to hikers, bikers and runners. The Intemann Trail connects Colorado Springs with Manitou Springs, offering a canvas for all kinds of human-powered adventures at the base of Pikes Peak.
Planning to hike the Colorado Trail? Make sure you’re prepared for Colorado’s monsoon season. Learn more about timing rain on the Colorado Trail and what rain gear to bring to stay happy and dry for the long haul.
As hiking heats up across Colorado, the Manitou Incline offers lessons for reclaiming trails and managing crowds.
Colorado offers world-class skiing. Fortunately, you don’t have to pay Vail prices to enjoy it. Colorado’s small ski areas offer excellent snow and terrain. Small ski areas are often cheaper, less crowded and more laid back. Find out where to go on your next ski trip.
If you’re excited about finding safe backcountry skiing in Colorado, you might like Telemark skiing. Telemarking adds zest to nearly any slope and makes low-angle terrain fun again.
Colorado has an excellent lineup of trail and running races for summer 2021. Sign up for a race to motivate yourself to train hard now and party later. Check out our favorite 10k, marathon and ultra events.
Books are the best companion when backpacking. They help to escape hard days on the trail and are a valuable trail currency. See our tips for what to read and how to do it.