Work begins On Alluvial Fan Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park
Culture / Hiking/Backcountry

Work begins On Alluvial Fan Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK Construction is beginning on a new accessible pedestrian trail in the Alluvial Fan area between the existing east and west parking lots with a new bridge across the Roaring River. The construction is expected to last through next fall. While construction is taking place, there will be closures in the sections where the … Continue reading

Colorado is ‘officially open’ for 2017-18 Winter Season
Skiing/Snowboarding

Colorado is ‘officially open’ for 2017-18 Winter Season

Photo by Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area ARAPAHOE BASIN Colorado’s 2017-18 ski season launched today, Oct. 13, with a crowd of delighted skiers and snowboarders celebrating the first runs of the season at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. At 9 a.m., atop an 18-inch base of packed powder, the Black Mountain Express lift began spinning, delivering … Continue reading

Echo Mountain joins Colorado Ski Country USA
Skiing/Snowboarding

Echo Mountain joins Colorado Ski Country USA

Idaho Springs Ski Area Becomes 23rd Member of State Trade Association DENVER Colorado Ski Country USA, the state trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, today announced that Echo Mountain will join the association effective immediately. Echo Mountain, which is only 50 minutes away from downtown Denver and offers night skiing … Continue reading

Celtic festival marches into Estes Park
Culture / Music

Celtic festival marches into Estes Park

By Doug Fox ESTES PARK It’s pageantry, patriotism, spirit and spectacle all wrapped into one fabulous weekend, Sept. 7-10, at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival marks its 41st anniversary with this year’s performances and displays. Tattoo Estes kicks things off at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 7, with bagpipe and military bands … Continue reading

Estes Park Museum hosts Hayden’s Surveys: An Illustrated Presentation, Aug. 31
Culture

Estes Park Museum hosts Hayden’s Surveys: An Illustrated Presentation, Aug. 31

Professor Tom Huber ESTES PARK Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden viewed Colorado as the next best place for mining and resource development for the United States following the Civil War. His well-known survey created during the 1870s was intended to hasten that process. Tom Huber, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, selected … Continue reading