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Colorado.com Staff Writer

Care for Colorado

These seven principles will help you get Colo-Ready. Respect the place, leave no trace — it sure would help a lot! Learn more about how you can care for Colorado >> Lyrics: Care for Colorado It’s the only one we...Watch now
Legendary Ladies at Arapahoe Basin
Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced outdoorswoman looking to beef up your skills, here’s how you can gain some serious girl power on your next visit. Leave the Boys Behind Ready to grab life by the ski poles... Read more
Leadville North American’s highest incorporated city at 10,152 feet, Leadville’s past as a lawless mining boomtown reveals itself in a National Landmark District with more than 70 square blocks lined with Victorian buildings. Party: March’s Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival... Read more
Eldora Mountain Resort Easygoing Eldora, just 21 miles from Boulder , boasts an incredible variety of groomed terrain within its modest 620 acres — including everything from blue cruisers to double-black diamonds. Day: Eldora Nordic Center Eldora’s Nordic Center has... Read more
Strike Gold: Mining Experiences Get your hands wet panning for gold along the middle fork of the South Platte River near Fairplay . Although commercial dredging stopped years ago, the river is open for panning with the proper permit. Follow... Read more
Colorado’s low humidity has perks, but can create dry, dangerous fire conditions. Below are tips and resources for Colorado travelers to help prevent wildfires and protect our great outdoors: Keep campfires small and manageable. Never let a fire burn unattended... Read more
1. Hiking in Colorado Whether your goal is “Summit or Bust” up the steep side of a fourteener or more of a lazy creekside amble, Colorado has hundreds of miles of trails that are just your speed. Not only are... Read more
For that reason, the same sky-high Colorado ski resorts that bring us thrilling adventure each winter remain open for business in the beautiful summer vacation months with gondola-accessed mountain-top yoga, gourmet hiking lunches, wicked-awesome bike parks, challenging disc golf and... Read more
But if any kind of thinking is quintessentially Coloradan, it’s thinking outside the box — so we’ve rounded up seven fun, funky and totally unexpected ways to explore our great outdoors and Come to Life. 1. Canyoning in Ouray Where... Read more
Use the Colorado lakes below — from amenity-packed resorts to cabins to campsites — as a starting point, and our Hotels & Lodging , Cabins and Campground listings for even more ideas. Colorado Cabin & Lodge Livin’ Steamboat Lake State... Read more
Why not add an extra layer of adventure by staying somewhere that’s just as special as the Centennial State itself? Check out this list of fun retro lodging options that are anything but basic. Inns & B&Bs If you want... Read more
Plan Ahead: These wild areas are often less developed, so be prepared: Educate yourself on the terrain, weather conditions and necessary safety precautions, always let people know your planned route and don’t forget to follow Colorado’s Leave No Trace principles... Read more