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

Spring stewardship day planned in forest near Nederland
Hiking/Backcountry

Spring stewardship day planned in forest near Nederland

BOULDER The U.S. Forest Service’s Boulder Ranger District will hold a spring Stewardship Day near Nederland on May 13. Last year more than 20 individuals participated in the stewardship day, working to obliterate fire rings, rehabilitate campsites, and build fence to keep campsites confined. This year the Boulder Ranger District is planning to continue these efforts … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Conservancy offers educational adventures throughout 2017
Hiking/Backcountry / Rocky Mountain N.P.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy offers educational adventures throughout 2017

By Dominic Rickicki The seasons are changing and the insatiable itch of cabin fever is ever present here in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Spring storms are coming and going, wildlife have become more active, and even a few flowers have begun to bloom. As spring runs its course the Rocky Mountain Conservancy (RMC) Field … Continue reading

Hiking/Backcountry

U.S. Forest Service to reopen some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon

BOULDER This Friday, March 10 the U.S. Forest Service will reopen Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and Security Risk climbing areas in Boulder Canyon. The Eagle Rock area remains closed to climbing and other activities and is expected to remain closed through July 31, 2017. These areas were closed February 1 to protect golden eagles during … Continue reading