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E-bike rules for BLM, Forest Service trails both thrill and rile backcountry users

As federal land managers consider opening trails to electric bicycles, conversations about new opportunities for access to public lands mixes with concerns about impacts to wildlife and traditional non-motorized travelers.

Outdoors

“Bigger than a trail”: Grand Valley’s Palisade Plunge set to open after 10 years of planning, partnerships

The work of three federal land agencies, three municipalities, landowners and mountain bikers yields not just Colorado’s most anticipated trail, but a model for how communities can bring big ideas to fruition.

Outdoors

“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

Coronavirus is forcing a whole new social contract on Colorado’s city sidewalks and suburban open space

What’s the new social etiquette for dog-walking and trail running? Here are some answers from park managers and health officials.

Coronavirus

The Palisade Plunge (and its 6,000-foot descent) will be one of Colorado’s crown jewels

A diverse group of partners has worked for more than a decade to create a 34-mile trail that is destined to be one of the top mountain bike destinations in the country

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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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Pitkin County approves segment of Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail with promise of decades more scrutiny

“This is a really long process ... but this is just the beginning," said Gary Tennenbaum, the head of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

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