Cañon City poised to become outdoor mecca

Cañon City is a small town with a big reputation. Outsiders know it as Prison Valley. It’s home to 11 state and federal lock-ups, including the notorious SuperMax – ADX. In recent years, however, Cañon City has turned to outdoor recreation as a way to remake its image and its economy.  In the shadows of…

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Author poses with dog on a backpacking trip in the Indian Peaks

Cormac McCrimmon

I started Colorado Wonderland to report on the confluence between outdoor recreation and environmental issues in Colorado.

I grew up in Denver, hiking, biking and climbing trees. In high school, I solo-hiked across the state on the Colorado Trail.

I love sharing advice about my favorite trails and places to visit. I’ve lived in Denver, Colorado Springs and Telluride.

When I’m not writing, I’m often conducting ‘boots on the ground’ research, running, biking, skiing, climbing or planning my next adventure.

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