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Saturday, Sep 22

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5 hikes to find Colorado’s last glaciers before they’re gone for good

Time is running out to see Colorado's year-round alpine glaciers before they recede into extinction. Here are five glacier hikes worth investigating.

Friday, Sep 21

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A Colorado ski resort was named the “Best in the West” by SKI Magazine

SKI Magazine named two top resorts this year -- one in the West and one in the East -- and will feature the winners in its debut "Resorts of the Year" issue.

Thursday, Sep 20

17

All national parks are free Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day

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The annual event is a volunteering day that takes place every fourth Saturday in September. Although, you don't have to volunteer to get free entrance.

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You can go camping with WiFi, a mini fridge and electricity in a yurt

The yurts in Granby have electricity, Wi-Fi, a mini fridge and microwave inside. Each site also has a grill, fire pit and tent pad.

Thursday, Sep 13

Birding is popular and Colorado is here for it

Birding was widely declared the country's second fastest-growing hobby a few years ago. In Colorado, there are nearly 500 recorded species of birds.

Wednesday, Sep 12

These guided hikes take you into Colorado’s mountains without the “roughing it” part

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There are many ways to experience Colorado's higher elevations in a way that doesn't require "roughing it." Here are some of them.

Sunday, Sep 9

Stroll through Colorado’s rocky redwoods at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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Hike through Colorado's petrified forest and learn about its rocky history with highlights from Walt Disney and failed wood saws at Florissant Fossil Beds.

Friday, Sep 7

21

Colorado’s fall colors are beginning to explode. Here’s where to start aspen peeping.

Drought conditions in Colorado are disrupting the timing of the annual awe.

Sunday, Sep 2

17

10 quirky and obscure roadside attractions around Colorado

A few recommendations for plotting your own course around Colorado's funhouse of curios, as suggested by Atlas Obscura's Denver chapter.

Thursday, Aug 30

6 Labor Day weekend hikes that are within two hours of Denver

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As Labor Day approaches, Coloradans plan to flock to hiking trails. To help you decide where to go, here are six recommendations from Denver Post staffers.

These two mountain towns are home to Colorado’s own Sin City

Skip Las Vegas and check out Black Hawk and Central City, which combined have more than 20 casinos, from small parlors to big resorts.

Monday, Aug 27

21

Where to go in Wyoming that’s not Yellowstone

Avoid the crowds at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks with this guide to Wyoming that bypasses the two popular National Parks.

Colorado is home to one of the most popular spontaneous travel destinations

According to Hotwire's booking data, the Mile High City is the third most popular "spontaneous destination" for U.S. travelers.

Friday, Aug 24

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Colorado couple who rode Great Divide Mountain Bike Route tells how to tackle the 2,800-mile trail

Carrie Morgridge and husband, John, rode the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in 2016. We talked with Carrie about the ride, what she learned and her book.

Thursday, Aug 23

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Colorado’s giant end-of-summer ski and snowboard sales on gear, lift tickets are here

Colorado's end-of-summer ski and snowboard sales Powder Daze and Ski Rex, which offer massive discounts on last year's product, are right around the corner.

Wednesday, Aug 22

20

6 over-the-top Colorado vacations you’ll need to win the lottery to take

While Colorado has endless free options for getaways, our state also is teeming with extravagant escapes from downtown Denver to a remote fishing lodge.

Sunday, Aug 19

17

Rediscovering Glenwood Springs: Explore caverns, dip in hot springs and hike to Doc Holliday’s grave

Rediscover Glenwood Springs, a miner's town turned tourist hot spot, with stops at mountain caverns, popular hot dog stands and Doc Holliday's grave.

Friday, Aug 17

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You might spot an osprey while cycling through Steamboat Springs

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Steamboat Spring's jaw-dropping beauty will slow you down a race through Steamboat Springs.

Wednesday, Aug 15

23

Visit Colorado’s “Creative Corridor” at these five eclectic mountain towns

Colorado mountain towns have come together to form a "Creative Corridor" to showcase their wide-ranging arts and cultural offerings.

Monday, Aug 13

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Peer into the heavens from an Ancestral Puebloan astronomical site in Colorado’s Chimney Rock

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Chimney Rock National Monument protects a small group of Ancestral Puebloan ruins located 20 miles southwest of Pagosa Springs. The area was used to stargaze centuries ago and is still used for the same purpose.

Thursday, Aug 9

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Longmont woman trekking Spain’s 500-mile Camino de Santiago in memory of long-estranged father

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A Longmont woman has committed to leaving her Main Street apartment and quitting her job to embark on a 500-mile Camino de Santiago walk, a journey she initially planned to take with her father but will not be taking in his memory.

Wednesday, Aug 8

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Fuel up on your road trip through Colorado’s mountains at these 11 dining spots along I-70

If you're heading out for a mountain getaway or coming home from a grand adventure, here are some establishments where memorable meals are made and the drinks hit the spot -- from west of Denver to the Utah border.

Tuesday, Aug 7

20

7 literary destinations for book lovers traveling Colorado

Colorado is home to plenty of literary destinations worth a stop on your next trip. Here are seven to put on your map.

5 geological wonders that make rocks cool again

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Our Red Rocks and jagged peaks already make Colorado geologically fascinating. But fans of earth sciences will find there's even more to love at these five spots.

Monday, Aug 6

22

11 Colorado dude ranches where you can live out the ultimate Western experience

Put on a cowboy hat and ride a horse at one of these Colorado dude ranches.

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Soak in hot springs, hike to waterfalls and avoid crowds during a Pagosa Springs weekend getaway

Pagosa Springs is just far away enough to avoid crowds but close enough to offer a great mountain relaxation vacation over a long weekend.

Friday, Aug 3

18

5 Colorado camper rentals to try #vanlife on your next Rocky Mountain road trip

Few adventures compare to taking a good old Rocky Mountain road trip, so we've rounded up the five best options to try living your best #vanlife without the commitment.

Wednesday, Aug 1

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11 Colorado waterfall hikes that range from jaw-dropping verticals to falls you’ve never heard of

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Sure, there are Colorado falls you can drive to, but the water is a much more refreshing reward when you have to work for it. With that in mind, here are some Colorado waterfalls worth the walk.

Friday, Jul 27

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Llama go hiking? Take a guided trek through Vail Valley’s backcountry with the pack animals

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Paragon Guides has long been the go-to Vail Valley company for guided iconic Colorado adventures in the backcountry, including hut trips, backpacking, rock climbing -- and llama packing.

Thursday, Jul 26

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Colorado one of 8 states to sign “treaty” to grow outdoor recreation industry

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Colorado helped push for a set of common principles and plans to grow the country's outdoor recreation industry.