Colorado Ski Country USA hosts 7.3 million skier visits in 2016-17
Skiing/Snowboarding

Colorado Ski Country USA hosts 7.3 million skier visits in 2016-17

DENVER Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today during its 54th Annual Meeting skier visits at its 22-member ski areas totaled 7.3 million during the 2016-17 season. It is estimated that after final numbers are tallied, the 2016-17 season will be the state’s second best season on record. This year’s season total was up six … Continue reading

Plant Select announces new executive director, 20th anniversary book
Culture

Plant Select announces new executive director, 20th anniversary book

Plant Select® announces the appointment of Ross Shrigley as Executive Director and celebrates its 20th anniversary. Started in 1997, this nonprofit collaboration between Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and nurseries has yielded the country’s leading brand of plants designed to thrive in high plains and intermountain regions while using fewer resources and creating a … Continue reading

Join Estes Park’s fifth annual Bike to Work Day, June 28
Culture

Join Estes Park’s fifth annual Bike to Work Day, June 28

ESTES PARK The Estes Park Cycling Coalition is hosting Estes Park’s fifth annual Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 28. Cyclists will be offered a free breakfast, coffee, giveaways, informational booths, bike check-ups, and live entertainment from 6-9 a.m. at the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue. Estes Park joins communities across … Continue reading

COVER: Take a hike on region’s many outstanding trails
Get Out of Town / Hiking/Backcountry

COVER: Take a hike on region’s many outstanding trails

  New, long-established trails provide access, recreation    FRONT RANGE Trails are a valuable resource for promoting health, fitness, and a connection with nature. Their use is the number one recreational activity in Colorado. Trails are how many Coloradans and visitors connect to nature and wildlife. According to the 2016-2026 Statewide Trails Strategic Plan, each … Continue reading

Free Hessie Trailhead weekend shuttle begins, June 10
Hiking/Backcountry

Free Hessie Trailhead weekend shuttle begins, June 10

Nederland Park-n-Ride is the pick-up/drop-off location; shuttles run every 15-20 minutes BOULDER COUNTY Boulder County will again offer a free shuttle service on weekends and holidays this summer and fall to carry passengers from Nederland’s RTD Park-n-Ride at 1st and Jackson streets just off the Peak-to-Peak Highway (CO 72), to the Hessie Trailhead, a popular … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain National Park to complete repairs to Aspen Brook and Twin Sisters trails
Hiking/Backcountry / Rocky Mountain N.P.

Rocky Mountain National Park to complete repairs to Aspen Brook and Twin Sisters trails

ESTES PARK The Director of the Intermountain Region, National Park Service (NPS), recently signed a decision document that will enable Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) to conduct reroutes and repairs to the Aspen Brook and Twin Sisters trails that were damaged in the September 2013 flood. Following the September 2013 flood, park staff prepared an Environmental … Continue reading

‘Night Creatures & Evening Adaptations’ class offered
Hiking/Backcountry / Rocky Mountain N.P.

‘Night Creatures & Evening Adaptations’ class offered

ESTES PARK The late night affairs of wildlife are often a mystery. While most people spend their evenings inside, away from the unfamiliar nighttime forest, there are animals, insects and even plants busy working after dark. For those interested in experiencing wildlife after hours, check out the Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s “Night Creatures & Evening Adaptations” … Continue reading