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After exploring Canyonlands and Arches National Parks a year ago, a group of friends and I decided to venture further into Utah’s red rock country and explore the 100-mile long … Read more
As the summer solstice draws closer here in the Northern Hemisphere, we spend more time outside soaking up Vitamin D, a time when reliable eyewear becomes more essential than ever. And … Read more
Music Pass (11,500 ft) was so named because of the rumored musical sounds that can be heard as the wind passes over Music Mountain and the other surrounding peaks that guard the Upper Sand Creek Basin. Located in the Sangre de Cristos, a chain of mountains that run from southern Colorado through northern New Mexico, the basin sits at the northernmost end of the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
Spanning a distance of nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 km) from Mexico to Canada, the Continental Divide forms the backbone of the Rocky Mountains in North America. The divide not only … Read more
With a name that translates to “snow” and a lineup of stylish garments that refuse to compromise on utility, technicality, and durability, Eira Outerwear is poised to swiftly take hold … Read more
Copper Mountain is one of Colorado’s best ski resorts and the home to some of the best athletes on snow.
Despite this adventure’s foreboding title, getting yourself lost in the tall maze-like sandstone towers and fins of the Fiery Furnace is one the more exhilarating and humbling experiences available in Arches National Park. Located on the outskirts of … Read more
When it comes to eyewear, maximizing performance and style is essential. Based out of California, Electric Visual are a team of innovators, investing in the production of sunglasses and snow goggles. As one of the brands at the forefront of optics design, Electric bring together the latest and greatest high performance technology with unique designs that reflect the youthful and fun spirit of today’s adventurers.
Since 1947, Obermeyer has endeavored to create the finest gear for the inexhaustible snow adventurer. For women looking to invest in an outer layer that will not only keep up in the harshest of conditions, but function as a lightweight wind barrier on warmer days, the Coco Jacket’s array of versatile features make it a necessary addition to your snow get-up.
With its close proximity to the city of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak (14,110 ft.), one of Colorado’s 53 fourteeners, offers an abundance of accessible terrain for your next adventure. This peak, however, is unlike any others you will come across in Colorado, as you can reach the summit on foot, bike, cog railway, and even car. In addition to the panoramic views on top, you will find a large parking lot and the Summit House (open 8AM-8PM), filled with a gift shop, cafe and lots of people. For the hardcore among you, an ascent on foot or bike will feel particularly rewarding when you arrive and view the crowd who came by motorized means.
Located 67 miles northwest of Denver, Winter Park/Mary Jane is the perfect spot for day trips or spending your holiday vacation. While the resort’s five different regions offer terrain for all levels, what truly sets it apart from other Colorado ski resorts are its steep, relentless mogul runs and unmatched tree-skiing. Don’t let the typical family-friendly image fool you into thinking you’ll spend most of your day waiting in long lift lines and dodging gapers. With over 3,060 skiable acres and 1,212 acres of off-piste terrain, 53% of which is designated ‘Most Difficult’, these mountains will show you a good time, that is, if they don’t wear you out first.
Meghann Maurer, November 18, 2011
Last September, a small group of friends and I decided to conquer the infamous Four Pass Loop, a 26.5 mile tour of the Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness in the White River National Forest. The Loop not only challenges both physical and mental stamina, but takes you deep into one of the most breathtaking regions of Colorado.