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Rep. Herod: We need more equitable access for all to Colorado’s beautiful outdoors

Not all of our communities are enjoying our public lands equally. Legislation could help change that.

Opinion Columns

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

Colorado public land managers rely on education, then enforcement to deal with a crush of long-term campers

Closing heavily used campsites is public lands “triage” as Forest Service and local officials struggle to protect natural resources from a growing wave of backcountry campers and explorers this summer.

Outdoors

Vanlife is booming in Colorado as housing costs climb and work-anywhere appeal grows

Dozens of Colorado companies that customize cargo vans into homes on wheels reporting brisk business as housing prices and rents climb alongside pandemic-fueled push for backcountry adventure.

Outdoors

Opinion: “Getting out, getting along” should be our common environmental mantra

Agriculturalists, hunters and anglers do some impressive conservation work. Recreationists should also pay it forward. And it wouldn't hurt for everyone to get to know each other.

Opinion

Arapaho, Roosevelt National Forests to start requiring reservations after 200% spike in recreation

Beyond reservations, land managers for the 1.5 million-acre area will require bear-proof food storage and some popular camping spots will switch to day-use only.

Outdoors

Colorado summer camps are gearing up for a full season of swimming, sightseeing — and sanitizing

Camps will make a big return this summer, with parents and kids alike eager for more carefree days. Many camps, catering to fewer kids, have already hit capacity.

Education

Opinion: Colorado’s outdoor enthusiasts and the businesses that serve them have a strong advocate in Congress

Rep. Joe Neguse has lifted up the outdoor industry and helped advance the policy priorities that are key to our member companies and to the millions of individuals who spend time in the outdoors.

Opinion Columns

Three Denverites scaled cliffs, galloped horses and raced across Canada to win a million dollars. Were they successful?

Dave Bacon, Paul Montague Jr. and Mindy Murphy spent 29 days in 2019 racing across Canada in National Geographic’s new “Race to the Center of the Earth” reality television series. After pandemic delays, the show premiered last week.

Outdoors

After slow start, Colorado snowmobilers can finally rev up their machines this winter — and take a safety class

The boom in snowmobile sales across the country is an extension of last summer’s pandemic-powered surge in the sales of boats, ATVs, RVs and other outdoor toys that help people get out and away from crowds.

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

Skier dies from accident at Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort near Glenwood

Job Henning suffered head injuries and was found unresponsive at the base of a tree

Outdoors

Pritchett: After a year of hibernation-isolation, there’s so much exploring to do in Colorado

Novelist Laura Pritchett is a Colorado native but is delighted to discover she still has a lot to learn and share about our state

Opinion Columns

Two decades of local avalanche forecasts in Crested Butte have proved their worth

By “keeping up with the Jones,” a pioneering nonprofit has helped keep fatalities few even as advanced equipment and opportunity send backcountry numbers soaring.

Outdoors

Colorado Springs man is among three who died in an Alaska avalanche

Matthew Nyman, 43, of Colorado Springs died in an avalanche slide near Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers said

Outdoors

Opinion: We are rediscovering Denver after 22 years gone. Here’s what we found.

Yes, traffic is worse and housing is less affordable. But growth has also brought more diversity. We're eager to help make Colorado even better.

Opinion Columns

Skier dies after hitting a tree at Eldora Mountain Resort

The man, who was in his 50s, crashed on the expert Corona run on Thursday morning

Outdoors

Coloradans’ increased use of public lands during coronavirus is taking its toll

Land managers and advocates everywhere are taking stock of the ruin

Outdoors

Colorado state parks report record high visitation rates in 2020

The record figure is about 53% higher than the agency's 2013-14 fiscal year, when 11.9 million visitors were counted at the 41 state parks

Outdoors

“Outdoor Business Town USA”: Steamboat Springs has become a proving ground for outdoor innovation

Routt County's playground is a “perfect package” for enticing and fostering outdoor recreation entrepreneurs

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