Zornio: Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado should prepare to face more extreme wildfires
Wildfires are a fact of life in Colorado. With a hot, dry summer approaching, make preparations before you venture into the outdoors.
A Colorado camp connecting deaf students to the outdoors is reemerging from the brink of collapse
Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has faced tens of thousands of dollars of debt, staff turnover, a lawsuit, a flooded lodge and a pandemic. In three years, it’s regained stability and is branching out to educate more kids.
Carman: Backcountry with a side of bacon is a soulful alternative to the corporate ski experience
As traditional ski resorts have become more crowded and expensive, the allure of backcountry skiing has grown. Bluebird Backcountry offers a safe way to learn the sport.
Dispersed camping is out of control in Chaffee County. Officials are seeking solutions.
An explosion in visitors and degrading outdoor ethics are wrecking natural areas. But simply closing campsites won’t fix the problem, land managers say
Colorado voters typically reject tax hikes. There’s an exception when it comes to funding parks and trails.
Open space advocates hope the recent support for protection of outdoor spaces is not a pandemic blip but a border-to-border commitment to conservation.
Supply chain woes lead to pricey outdoor recreation products
Problems in the global supply chain are creating big headaches for businesses — and for shoppers that are dealing with long waits and higher prices
An overdue Colorado hiker may not have picked up rescuers’ phone calls because he didn’t recognize the number
According to the Lake County rescue team, it made multiple unsuccessful attempts to reach a person reported overdue from a hike on Mount Elbert
First-ever all-Black American expedition up Mount Everest vying for more than the summit
Climbers versed in both mountaineering and expanding participation in outdoor recreation hope their mission to the top of Mount Everest opens doors for people of color.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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