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Colorado.com Staff Writer

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
Denver : Food Hall Feasts One of the latest trends in the Denver dining scene is the rise of a more sophisticated version of a food court, offering variety, convenience and a convivial atmosphere. BREAKFAST: Don’t snooze on the most... Read more
While they are often overlooked, slightly lower-elevation mountains actually offer experiences that rival their taller counterparts. What is Peak Bagging? A peak bagger (n.) refers to a hiker who attempts to reach the summit of a mountain or collection of... Read more
UFO Watchtower , Hooper On a trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve , take a detour on State Highway 17 — also called the Cosmic Highway by extraterrestrial buffs — for a chance to spot a UFO... Read more
Here we’ve gathered a list of popular expeditions offered by Colorado adventure guides for beginner to intermediate travelers to get you started on your journey, whether you're looking for family-friendly trips or vigorous exercise and adventure. Backpacking There’s no better... Read more
Pack up your car and hit the road to discover all our great state has to offer, from the splendor of Glenwood Hot Springs to the ancient beauty of Mesa Verde National Park and majestic engineering of Royal Gorge Bridge... Read more