Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Run to the Shrine attracted nearly 1,200 people this year, and the race offered a few surprises for everyone, from a slight change in the course, to a young child who more than held her own.
The run to the Will Rogers Shrine spans nearly 1,400 feet in elevation, and Saturday morning participants were enthusi
Whether you prefer your exhilaration on two wheels or on white water, June is a great time to visit Chaffee County for two of the region’s larger festivals for outdoors lovers.
For its 15th year, the Buena Vista Bike Fest was moved back two weeks, to June 1, after bad weather the past three years. Sponsored by the Colorado Springs
Mount of the Holy Cross is named for a prominent feature on its eastern face.
A large couloir runs through the center of this face and about three-quarters of the way up is a large horizontal ledge. From the right location — and in the right snow conditions — you can see a 1,000-foot cross of snow. Unfortunately, this view is
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bees stung five hikers on a trail heading into a Catalina Mountains wilderness area over the weekend, including a 6-year-old boy who was hospitalized after showing symptoms of shock.
Four men were stung more than 150 times, and the boy was stung more than 100 times du
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — Bill Hawley of Washougal started the field session of his class on water crossings at the Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College with an introduction of the tools and a safety chat.
Hawley picked up a six-tined rake, of sorts, called a "McLeod."
Rule No. 1: Put the McLeod a safe distance aw
The first team that surveyed this mountain consisted almost entirely of Harvard professors and Harvard students. They chose the name in honor of their school, starting a tradition that would result in the Collegiate Peaks.
Falling only 13 feet short of Mount Elbert and a mere 12 inches shy of Mount Massive, Harvard is the state’s t
Adah Bakalinsky says there are more than 650 public stairways in San Francisco. She knows because she's climbed them all, except the newest ones. And at age 90, she still climbs them with friends.
"At the spur of the moment we might decide to walk, to check out something interesting about an area. It's a way of being in touch with
BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts Inc. is adding Arlberg, Austria, to the list of places where holders of its Epic Pass can ski.
The company says that thanks to a new partnership, its Epic Pass next season will include five consecutive days of access to the mountains of Arlberg. It previously said the pass would include five days at
CRESTED BUTTE — The calendar says it's spring, but it's still snowing in parts of the Colorado mountains.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported 6 inches of snow in the past 24 hours in Gunnison County near Gothic on Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a "winter" storm warning for Wed
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Two teen hikers lost for days in a California forest might have to pay for part or all of the $160,000 search after a small amount of drugs was found in their car, authorities said.
Officials initially said Nicolas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, wouldn't be responsible. But Cendoya was charged this we
Pikes Peak is much more than a 14,115-foot heap of uplifted granite.
While appearing monolithic from a patio in town, it's an amazingly complex mountain, with long sloping valleys, pine-studded hills, forbidding cliffs, hidden hollows and miles of wind-swept tundra and rocky spires, with views from the 'purple mountain majesties '
GRAND JUNCTION — The public has until May 29 to comment on a proposed land trade involving the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Limited Brands Inc. founder Leslie Wexner.
The proposal would let Wexner acquire about 1,200 acres dividing his 4,700-acre Two Shoes Ranch near Carbondale, with the newly acquired land subject to
NEW YORK — Monster Beverage is suing San Francisco's city attorney over demands that the company reduce the amount of caffeine in its energy drinks and stop marketing to minors.
The company, based in Corona, Calif., says it's being unfairly singled out by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who late last year had asked Monster to
GLENWOOD SPRINGS - The Glenwood Canyon bike and recreation path reopened on Friday for the season, nearly a month later than last year, after its usual wintertime closure.
Last spring, the Colorado Department of T
PUEBLO — Whitewater rafters on the Arkansas River should have a good season due to plenty of water in the high country, even though southern Colorado is dealing with drought.
According to KRDO-TV (http://tinyurl.com/d6nc8hx ), guides began their rafting season two weeks ago. Rafters a
Handies Peak is the easiest of the San Juan fourteeners. It was my daughter Ellie’s first peak at age 5. The road to the trailhead rises to 11,600 feet, and the trail is so well-maintained that it is considered to be a class 1 hike.
The trail begins in American Basin, which is famous for its wildflowers. Though the basin tends to s
For seemingly endless hours Saturday 300 determined trail runners sprinted, jogged, galloped and wound their way through Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
One by one they crossed the finish line of Epic Endurance Events’ Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race with white-crusted sweat glued to their joy-infused faces.
Amanda Ewing was one
There are many bad things you can do for your tent, and storing it wet is one of the worst.
“Tents will last many, many years unless you do stuff like that all the time,” said Matt Chmielarczyk, sales manager at Colorado Springs outdoors shop Mountain Chalet. “Not only will it not last as long, but you won’t get a
When the snow settles and the bodies are pulled from their frozen tombs, you always seem to read about how “experienced” the skiers or snowboarders were.
You read about how they were trained and had all the proper equipment, yet they still died when the mountainside broke loose. Colorado leads the nation in avalanche deaths,
Colorado’s snowy April has reversed the course for Antero Reservoir in Park County, which was scheduled to be emptied this spring.
Officials with Denver Water announced Wednesday that the reservoir, a popular spot for anglers, will remain filled and will not be drained into Eleven Mile and Cheeseman reservoirs as originally planned
GEORGETOWN — The sole survivor of an avalanche that killed five men in Colorado was fully buried in snow except for his left arm, which allowed him to clear snow from his face so he could breathe.
The final report on the slide released Wednesday said the man was stranded for about four hours before rescuers arrived to free h
The route for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling stage race, taking place Aug. 19-25 in Colorado, will take riders on a heart-pounding journey through the breathtaking Colorado Rockies. The largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge continues to set records in professional cycling history by taking th
Dirt bike riders plan to sue the U.S. Forest Service in an effort to compel the agency to ban all users from trails in the Bear Creek drainage area that were closed to vehicles last fall as part of a court settlement to protect an endangered fish.
It’s the latest salvo in what has become a flash point in th
ASPEN — A Basalt man is suing a skier after they collided while descending the Little Nell run on Aspen Mountain last month.
Thomas Waltner filed a lawsuit in Pitkin County District Court on Monday, alleging that Chris Cote violated the Colorado Skier Safety
It’s hard to believe now, but 30 years ago women didn’t run Olympic marathons.The International Olympic Committee considered races longer than 1,500 meters to be “too strenuous for women,” according to the book “Olympic Marathon” by Charlie Lovett.
The women in the 1984 Games in Los Angeles prove