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Rollins Pass – Backcountry Skiing

Intro For those who like their backcountry touring served with a side of history, Rollins Pass—just ten miles off the Peak-to-Peak Highway—is a treasure trove. Park at the East Portal of Moffat Tunnel, which burrows under the Continental Divide, and follow the well-trodden skin track up its gentle climb to treeline. From here, the possibilitiesRead More

A Tour of the Snowiest Places in America

Ah, snow: You tend to love it or hate it. Or maybe it’s a conditional thing for you. You love it up on the mountain but hate it smothering your driveway. Soft, fluffy, slow-falling, and admired from a serene groomed trail or a frosted lodge window, it’s soothing. As a spitting whiteout maelstrom—or when blitzingRead More

6 Tips for Winter Hiking in Boulder

For lack of a better pun, it’s safe to say that Boulder’s winters tend to be bi-polar affairs. Because Boulder sits at a relatively low elevation at 5,400 ft., it’s not unusual to get 50 degree days in January — though there are a few weeks every year where the temps drop below zero forRead More

Quandary Peak – Your First Winter 14er

Standing at 14,265 feet, Quandary Peak is Colorado’s 13th highest mountain and the highest summit in the Tenmile Range. Many hikers choose Quandary Peak as their inaugural 14er thanks to the accommodating east ridge. This broad, natural ramp provides a gradual hiking route that is 3.3 miles to the summit (6.7 miles round trip). TheRead More

10 Things to Know Before Planning a Trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is home to the tallest dunes in North America, topping out at around 755 feet. These ever-shifting hills and mounds sit west of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, creating a mind-boggling, desert-like landscape surrounded by 14,000-foot snow-capped peaks. Compared to most of Colorado’s mountains, the Sangres are extremelyRead More

Green Mountain Boulder – Snowshoeing

Intro Boulder tends to get a few weeks each year where the city has enough powder to use snowshoes right in our own backyards. Luckily, the lofty reaches of 8,144 ft. Green Mountain provide a playground that is suitable for snowy fun throughout the winter — though sometimes a combination of micro-spikes at the bottomRead More

Loveland Ski Area – Skiing & Snowboarding

Intro Loveland Ski Area is one of Colorado locals' favorite mountains. Only 53 miles away from Denver, Loveland offers a wide range of terrain from beginner to expert, without the headache of a crowded resort. Loveland is one of the first resorts to open every winter and typically one of the last to close, givingRead More

Doudy Draw – Fat Biking

Intro Doudy Draw’s network of trails in south Boulder are fun to ride anytime of year but they will do your fat bike proud when there’s snow on the ground. There’s likely to be a mix of snow, ice, dirt and mud — all ingredients that fat, knobby tires will gobble up with delight. WithRead More

Geneva Basin – Backcountry Skiing

Intro Thanks to its proximity to a popular fourteener, the Guanella Pass road is lined with cars all summer, but the fun doesn’t have to end when the winter road closure takes effect each November. The long-closed Geneva Basin Ski Area, situated a few miles south of the Guanella Pass summit, boasts an annual snowfallRead More

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