COVER: Nordic ski resorts, backcountry offer winter enjoyment
Cover Story / Skiing/Snowboarding

COVER: Nordic ski resorts, backcountry offer winter enjoyment

FRONT RANGE In Colorado, a pair of cross-country skis can transport just about anyone from their everyday life into a peaceful forest environment of snow-laden trees, white meadows and trails running along frozen creeks. A hidden world of winter beauty and sensational settings can be unveiled throughout the Peak to Peak Region and neighboring Clear … Continue reading

COVER: Regional resorts build on last year’s record ski season
Cover Story / Skiing/Snowboarding

COVER: Regional resorts build on last year’s record ski season

FRONT RANGE Colorado, North America’s number one skiing destination, unofficially began its 2016-17 ski season in early October when Loveland and Copper Mountain took advantage of cold nighttime temperatures, and began to cover their runs in man-made snow. Eldora, Arapahoe Basin and Winter Park began their own snowmaking operations soon after. Thanks to help from … Continue reading

COVER: Aspen season best experienced from region’s backcountry trails
Cover Story / Hiking/Backcountry

COVER: Aspen season best experienced from region’s backcountry trails

FRONT RANGE For a week or two in late September, Colorado’s Front Range is transformed into an arena of shimmering gold aspen leaves. This brilliant backcountry display is best viewed from a trail. In the Peak to Peak region and Clear Creek County to the south, countless trails from easy to challenging wind through our … Continue reading

COVER: Enjoy scenic boating on region’s high altitude lakes, rivers, creeks
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COVER: Enjoy scenic boating on region’s high altitude lakes, rivers, creeks

FRONT RANGE Recreational boating is one of the most widely enjoyed forms of outdoor recreation in the United States, and its no different in our land-locked state. Whether you’re an avid boater or simply enjoy sailing or paddling a few weekends a year, the mountain lakes, rivers and creeks of Colorado’s Front Range have something … Continue reading

COVER: Rockhounds find plenty to dig, discover in Colorado’s mountains
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COVER: Rockhounds find plenty to dig, discover in Colorado’s mountains

FRONT RANGE Colorado is an extraordinary state for rockhounding. It’s famous for its silver and gold mines, but there’s a remarkable variety of minerals, gemstones, fossils and other geologic treasures to be uncovered. The first amateur geologists in the area were prospectors looking for gold and other minerals of commercial value. More recently, people have … Continue reading

COVER: Geocache adventures perfect way to see new places, get exercise
Cover Story / Hiking/Backcountry

COVER: Geocache adventures perfect way to see new places, get exercise

FRONT RANGE Geocaching is an outdoor adventure where participants seek locations or cleverly hidden containers using a GPS device or free mobile app. It’s often called a game of high-tech hide and seek, sharing aspects of orienteering and treasure hunting. It’s a great way to discover new places and head off on a route you … Continue reading