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The via ferrata, Italian for “iron path,” has a long history in Europe. First installed in the Alps in the 19th century, these fixed routes, which consist of steel rungs and cables that climbers clip onto, became famous for their role in the hard-fought World War I campaign between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the Dolomites.
Today, in North America, this old mechanism has been put to a far more peaceful use: providing an extra-safe way to access spectacular views of the Rocky Moun...
The two-year-old local nonprofit uses fly fishing to help men struggling with depression and anxiety. And in the next few months, it’s expanding offerings to include weekend retreats and scholarships that subsidize therapy costs.
At its most basic level, fly fishing is a sport. But for many people, it is also a form of therapy.
And Jennings Hester, founder of the Denver-based nonprofit Fishing the Good Fight, sees the therapeutic benefits of fly fishing as a way to raise awareness about—and h...
The unexpected winter weather may dampen our autumn colors this year, but if you're willing to drive, there's still plenty of leaf-peeping (and adventuring) to be done.
Ah, the Great American Road Trip: Plan a route, load up the car, pack road snacks, argue about the playlist, get stuck in traffic, deal with aggressive drivers, get a speeding ticket … ugh. Maybe it’s not so great after all.
If the idea of a road trip is more attractive than the trip itself, why not switch the planning to a Great American Train Trip?
A family in Colorado invented their own winter attraction and turned it into a million-dollar business — here's how
A family in Colorado invented their own attraction and turned it into a million-dollar business - here's how.
For more than 60 years, Colorado Springs’ North Pole—home to Santa’s Workshop—has remained frozen in time
For her eighth birthday, my niece Evaline had an unusual request: “I want to go to the North Pole.” My sister was nonplussed; I was bewildered. But, like any good aunt, I was up for whatever would make her happy. That’s how I found myself in the car with my sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew, headed to a little slice of roadside nostalgia in Colorado Springs.
It was a beautiful day in July, 2019. The skies were that quintessential Colorado bluebird color and at 9:30 a.m., the temperatu...
The Wild & Scenic Rivers Act has been protecting our waterways since 1968. Here are five of the best rivers in the U.S. you should seek out and explore.
I was stretched out in the sunshine, a sarong draped atop my legs and a thick layer of sunscreen over every exposed piece of skin. The quiet chatter on the other raft blended with a gentle slosh of water hitting the bow. It would have been easy to pull my hat down and snooze as a few others did, but I was too entranced by the changing landscape around me. I was floating down the Colorado River through Canyonlands National Park in Utah and I had already hiked to pictographs, marveled at natura...
Take your Ikon Pass north of the border and enjoy skiing at these four resorts.
Every year, Labor Day weekend signals an end to summer, and therefore, a dramatic drop in camping excursions. There are plenty of excuses—school, work, cooler temperatures—but in reality, the long weekend doesn’t need to end the season of slumbering under the stars. Instead, why not make it a goal to slip in just a few more camping trips before the snow flies? But—and here’s the “but”—where should you go?
Colorado is home to a surplus of camping options: private and public, swanky and rustic,...