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How one El Paso County bike crash is changing access to 14ers in rural Colorado

Mount Lindsey in the San Luis Valley is the latest fourteener to shut down in the wake of a court decision that made the Air Force liable for injuries to a cyclist

Outdoors

Body of 24-year-old climber from Colorado recovered from Bolivian peak

Rescue workers said Daniel Granberg died atop the Illimani mountain

Outdoors

20 years of planning saved Rocky Mountain National Park from the worst of the East Troublesome fire. It will take 20 more to fix the damage.

“We’ve been fighting this fire for 20 years,” Rocky Mountain National Park's fire manager says. The work kept two of the largest Colorado wildfires on record from laying waste to the third busiest park in the national system.

Wildfire

Four hikers injured in avalanche on Torreys Peak near Georgetown

The hikers sustained minor injuries and were able to leave the mountain on their own or were evacuated, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said.

Outdoors

Family, friends mourn after Telluride man dies during hike

29-year-old Patrick Eells told his girlfriend on Sunday he planned to hike and run the Sneffels Highline, and he was considering summiting Mt. Emma

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Mount Evans to reopen this summer with timed-entry reservation system

The highway to the summit is scheduled to open for vehicle traffic June 4, depending on weather

Outdoors

Landowners shut down access to three Colorado fourteeners citing liability, impacts

The temporary closure of access to trails climbing private property on Mount Lincoln, Mount Democrat and Mount Bross comes as concerns over liability spike.

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Leadville’s gear-lending “library” is tearing down barriers to build a new generation of outdoor adventurers

Get Outdoors Leadville! offers bikes, packs, skis and more to Lake County residents in a national model for increasing diversity in outdoor recreation.

Outdoors

From pets to parks, coronavirus reshaped many Coloradans’ relationship with their surroundings

The isolation that accompanied shutdowns and mandates changed the way we regard lots of things, and some of those changes could endure

Coronavirus

Opinion: Nature deserves better treatment. Let’s be stewards, not users.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado needs the CORE Act. It’s time for the Senate to act.

Opinion Columns

“A feeling of empowerment and freedom”: It’s become common for women to accompany a hiking tale with a shirtless photo

As the captions say, such photos can be frivolous and fun. They also often document some of the most powerful seconds of a woman’s life.

Outdoors

Eager to experience Colorado in a different way, a Boulder woman set life aside to forge a new trail across the state

Starting at the Oklahoma-Kansas-Colorado border and headed toward the state’s northwest corner, India Wood is more than halfway through her expedition. She wanted to see more than just the prettiest, most popular places.

Coloradans

As some venture out despite the coronavirus, a critical question arises: Where to pee?

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

Front Range kayakers, rafters blast Jefferson County’s extended coronavirus closure of Clear Creek

Jefferson County's sheriff cited recent crowding on Boulder Creek in his decision to ban all swimming, tubing, kayaking and rafting on Clear Creek through June 25

Outdoors

You’re not supposed to travel more than 10 miles for outdoor recreation during Colorado’s safer-at-home phase

Entering the height of Colorado’s outdoor recreation season, Gov. Jared Polis has ordered people not to travel more than 10 miles from their homes for exercise. “You can make the sacrifice of going to your second or third favorite park,” he said.

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He climbed and descended 50,000 vertical feet for 13 days — blind. His dog, Lulu, showed him the way.

Trevor Thomas, the world's only blind, sponsored through-hiker, returned to Colorado with a new dog to take a second run at the daunting Collegiate Loop Trail.

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Technicolor explosion of wildflowers springs from epic snowpack in Colorado’s high country

We have some ideas where to find the humdinger of a flower show, from the Eastern Plains on west. But please don't call it a "super bloom. "

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Colorado climber stepped over newly dead bodies to summit Everest. He’s still wrestling with what it all means.

Commercial concerns, cultural differences, rough weather and big crowds all contributed to an unusually lethal season on Mount Everest

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How nearly $30 million in lottery money has been distributed in effort to connect all Coloradans to a park or trail

The Colorado the Beautiful initiative — kicked off under John Hickenlooper — is celebrating three years as Gov. Polis seeks to expand opportunities for a wider range of Coloradans.

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