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Durango River Walk along the River of Souls: The Animas River

Durango River Walk along the River of Souls: The Animas River

Durango River Walk along the River of Souls: The Animas River The Animas River Trail is a beautiful trail that changes in scenery as you[Read More…]

by June 2, 2019 0 comments Community, Trails
People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Animas River Runs Yellow with Toxic Waste in Colorado

  The accidental release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste water from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado into the Animas River has[Read More…]

by August 13, 2015 0 comments Community
The Enduro World Series comprises multiple races in four countries and is part of the World Cup downhill racing series. Source:

Colorado Cyclist Killed in Enduro World Series

Cyclist Will Olsen, 40, of Edwards, Colorado, died Saturday after a crash in the Enduro World Series mountain bike race held at Crested Butte, CO.[Read More…]

by August 4, 2015 0 comments Community
Life flight and search and rescue personnel respond to two deaths near Maroon Lake, Colorado on Wednesday.

Two Campers Found Dead in Colorado: Possibly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A father and son were found dead in their tent at the popular outdoor destination of Maroon Lake, Colorado on Wednesday morning. The Pitkin County[Read More…]

by July 17, 2015 0 comments Community
Autumn at Piney Lake - Colorado

5 Favorite Colorado Wilderness Lakes

There are an incredible number of natural lakes to explore in Colorado’s designated wilderness areas. Organized by ease of access, here are five of my[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments Trails
Road Trip: Switzerland of America

Road Trip: Switzerland of America

Colorado is a truly spectacular state. Even with a thick cloud cover that blocked out the higher mountains, I could see why it is referred to as “The Switzerland of America.” Crossing the Continental Divide I realized that, just like the rivers, I too was headed toward the Atlantic now. It suddenly hit me that I was leaving the Great and Wild West and entering a whole new ecosystem, a whole new world.

by November 12, 2013 0 comments Community, Fireside
Berthoud Pass: Colorado’s First Ski Area

Berthoud Pass: Colorado’s First Ski Area

Just West of Idaho Springs, CO is Berthoud Pass. A high mountain road that leads to Winter Park and eventually Rocky Mountain National Park. Today the area is popular among hikers, campers and backcountry skiers. However, decades ago the area was the epicenter for the once fringe sport of skiing and home to a small ski resort and what many consider to be Colorado’s first ski area.

by September 5, 2013 0 comments Trails
Bear Lake Trailhead

Bear Lake Trailhead

Hidden within the rugged folds of Rocky Mountain National Park, Bear Lake Trailhead offers a wealth of stunning alpine lakes. While the trail is often overrun by travelers and tourists in the summer months, hikers can enjoy a peaceful respite from the crowds by visiting the area in the winter months.

by March 2, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week
Deer Mountain

Deer Mountain

The last .2 miles test hikers with one last climb before leading out to the mountain’s barren summit. From this spectacular perch, enjoy sweeping views of the town of Estes Park and the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park.

by January 5, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week