Travel at Denver Post

Thursday, Nov 29


7 things to do off-the-slopes this winter in Colorado

There's more things to do in Colorado this winter than ski. From exploring ice castles to cruising down tubing hill, here are some options.

Wednesday, Nov 28


10 outdoor ice skating rinks in Colorado to check out this winter

With the holidays on us, it's time to indulge in the best winter pastimes. So grab your loved ones and check out these 10 outdoor ice rinks.


Historic log cabin above Snowmass Village hosts intimate dining on the slopes

Lynn Britt Cabin, a historic log structure, offers a fixed price for a four-course dinner on the slopes above Snowmass Village.

Tuesday, Nov 27


Aspen Highlands opening a week early with 700 acres of terrain

Aspen Highlands will open Saturday, one week early, with more than 700 acres of terrain, Aspen Skiing Co. announced Monday.

Monday, Nov 26


What to know if you want to go backcountry skiing in Colorado

An increasing number of skiers and snowboarders escaping crowds at alpine resorts are earning their turns down isolated backcoutnry slopes.

Thursday, Nov 22


Once home to America’s sixth wealthiest person, restored Redstone Castle in Pitkin County now a boutique hotel

Walking through the large entry door into the Redstone Castle along the banks of the Crystal River south of Carbondale is like passing through a portal into a bygone age.

Wednesday, Nov 21


Looking for a winter hike? Try these two trails in Estes Park

When snow falls in Estes Park and neighboring Rocky Mountain National Park, grab your hiking boots and try these two winter hikes.


Crisis in our national parks: How tourists are loving nature to death

Over a period of four months, from high summer to late autumn, the Guardian dispatched writers across the American west to examine how overcrowding is playing out at ground level.

Tuesday, Nov 20


Fees will go up for Colorado’s state parks, campsites and hunting licenses next year

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is creating a new annual parks pass, adding a youth fishing license and removing campsite reservation fees.


Could you fit in this airplane bathroom?

Airlines have made seats smaller, shrunk legroom and now made bathrooms so small an average-size person feels squeezed.

Monday, Nov 19


Checking off as many “100 Things to Do in Denver Before You Die” as possible in one night

My goal: to hit as many "100 Things to Do in Denver Before Your Die" suggestions as I could in a single evening.


Discover new restaurants in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins with these walking food tours

Local Table Tours offers walking food tours of Boulder, Fort Collins and Denver, focusing on cocktails, coffee and donuts, among others.

Friday, Nov 16


New Denver International Airport “bag drop” option streamlines air travel time for Thanksgiving

Just in time for the busy Thanksgiving holiday week, Denver International Airport travelers can now check their bags and print their boarding passes at shuttle parking areas.


Artist of Breckenridge troll says town is allowing him to rebuild it

Artist behind Breckenridge's popular wooden troll, Isak Heartstone, said the town will let him rebuild the art piece somewhere else.


Post-Thanksgiving hikes for every family member, from the fitness gurus to the Instagram obsessed

We can't help you with your relatives during Thanksgiving dinner, but we can help you find the perfect hike that matches their personalities.

Wednesday, Nov 14


Artist of popular Breckenridge troll wants to find it a new home

Danish artist Thomas Dambo disputes how Breckenridge officials have described his feelings following decision to remove his wooded troll.

Tuesday, Nov 13


Hey skiers, more cities are adding flights to Vail this winter

As ski season begins in Colorado, skiers will find expanded air service from several cities to Eagle County Regional Airport.

Monday, Nov 12


As RVs make a come back, younger fans look to rent cool joyrides

As the RV industry grows, a young crowd hops onboard, preferring vehicles on the smaller and hipper end that look good on social media.

Sunday, Nov 11


How to score luxury travel for less

There are ways of getting a better travel experience without paying top dollar. Here are a few approaches to consider.

Thursday, Nov 8


9 snowshoe trails in Colorado with the best views this winter

These are popular summer trails that translate well to snowshoeing. We looked at difficulty, scenery and the ease of getting to the start.

Monday, Nov 5

Looking for a wintry hot spring? Try remote, serene Strawberry Park.

Steamboat Spring's Strawberry Park Hot Springs has gone through changes through the decades, yet it remains a serene place for a winter soak.

Thursday, Nov 1


What you need to buy now if you want to go hiking this winter

You don't want to wake up early for a winter hike only to realize you don't have the right gear. Prepare now by getting these items.

Wednesday, Oct 31


Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road closed for the season


Rocky Mountain National Park's scenic Trail Ridge Road closed to through traffic for the season Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct 30


3 of Ski Magazine’s steepest ski runs in North America are in Colorado

Ski Magazine recently listed nine of the steepest in-bounds runs in North America and three of them were in Colorado.

Sunday, Oct 28


Norwegian cruise shuttles tourists, fish and chickens through waterfall-lined strait

A Norwegian Hurtigruten cruise takes passengers through the Raftsundet Strait, passing by waterfalls, towering crags and the Northern Lights.

Tuesday, Oct 23


6 things you need in your pack for Colorado hiking trips in the fall

Temperatures swing wildly as you walk in the woods in October and November. This is what you need to have with you to be prepared.

Monday, Oct 22


7 ghost towns to visit in Colorado before Halloween

With abandoned mines, dusty streets and ramshackle buildings, Colorado's ghost towns have a knack for giving visitors goosebumps.


Breckenridge staff recommend keeping popular troll installation that’s caused local controversy

Town staff are recommending that Breckenridge keep a public art installation that has become so popular that it's creating problems for neighbors.

Sunday, Oct 21


How to always be ready for a last-minute camping trip

Tips on how to prepare your camping gear so you're always ready for a last-minute trip whenever the outdoors start calling.

Saturday, Oct 20


With outdoor recreation tourism booming, towns pick up the tab for squeezed US Forest Service

The outdoor recreation visitor boom is putting a strain on public lands that the cash-strapped U.S. Forest Service isn't equipped to handle.