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Colorado Celebrates Public Lands, Congress Should Do the Same

Will Rogers | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Will Rogers

Colorado is taking a step in the right direction and, in Washington, D.C., Congress should follow that lead and provide the tools needed to protect many of the special places Americans will be visiting this summer.

National Park Perspective

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Next year, in August, the National Park Service will celebrate its official centennial. Throughout the year the men and women who bear the title of United States Park Ranger will honor themselves, and those who preceded them, for 100 years of service to protect the greatest collection of natural, historical, and cultural wonders anywhere on Earth.

Rocky Mountain Turns 100

Rich Grant | Posted 10.13.2015 | Travel
Rich Grant

If you're going to have the nerve to give just a small section of this long range the grand name of "Rocky Mountain National Park," well, that better be one special section.

10 Best National Parks to Visit in 2015

Fodor's | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

There's never a bad time to visit America's amazing national parks, but with 58 of them in total, not to mention more than 100 national monuments, the decision of which one to visit can feel overwhelming.

Man Accused Of Pushing Wife Off Cliff Planned Fatal Hike: Cops

Associated Press | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 11.20.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver man charged with pushing his wife to her death off a cliff in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park could not expl...

Man Charged With Killing Wife Years After She Plummeted To Death

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.06.2014 | Crime

A Colorado man who was the only witness to his wife's death during a hike in the Rocky Mountains two years ago was arrested Thursday on charges that h...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, National Park Service!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer & Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

Today, August 25, 2014, is the National Park Service's 98th birthday. The National Park Service was established in 1916 with the responsibility of pro...

2 Fatal Lightning Strikes In 2 Days At Park

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green

July 12 (Reuters) - A lightning strike on Saturday killed a man in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, a day after another strike killed a wom...

Colorado Is Magical

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel

There's a reason "Rocky Mountain High" is one of Colorado's official state songs. Because regardless of your feelings on legalized pot, Colorado will ...

Five Things to Love About Estes Park, CO

Home Away | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Estes Park has always been one of my favorite places to get away and relax, so I'm delighted to see it recovering after the floods.

LISTEN: Professor Gives Cello Concert On Top Of Longs Peak

The Greeley Tribune | DAN ENGLAND | Posted 09.30.2013 | Denver

Hikers are usually rewarded for a trip to the summit of Longs Peak with views that stretch for miles, tired legs and the accomplishment of climbing th...

WATCH: Black Forest Firefighters Save Family Home

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 06.14.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. In this rare behind-evacuated-lines perspective, Steve Schopper, an Audio/ Visual Specialist for the C...

Black Forest Fire Destroys More Than 90 Homes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

(Adds disaster declarations from governor, paragraph 8) By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 12 (Reuters) - A ...

A Look At The Multiple Fires Burn Across Colorado

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat, high winds, low relative humidity and large amounts of beetle killed trees have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado as of W...

PHOTOS: Colorado Fires Rage, Force Evacuations, Destroy Homes

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat and high winds have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado. The Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County,...

Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Grows, Prompts Evacuations

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Denver

DENVER, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A wind-driven wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park northwest of Denver jumped containment lines overnight, triggering ...

Fern Lake Fire Expands In Strong Winds, Heat

Posted 10.22.2012 | Denver

The Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park expanded to 792 acres on Monday after days of strong winds and higher temperatures increase...

Estes Park Postcard

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

It's quiet and calm here, away from houses, roads and traffic. Restorative is the word.

Why You Should Question Your Continental Divide

Zachary Podmore | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

On our kayak expedition, we had trouble identifying the source. In theory, it should be easy. To kayak source to sea, you find the river's start and follow it until it ends. On the upper Colorado, however, matters quickly become more complicated.

Lake Powell to Lake Powell: The Journey Down the Colorado Begins

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.26.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

As we take our first steps towards the sea in a landscape almost as wild as it was in J.W. Powell's day, the thrill of the journey ahead, the thin mountain air and the landscape all leave me exhilarated.

National Parks Week: Celebrate At One Of Colo.'s Natural Treasures

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.23.2012 | Denver

It's National Parks Week and to celebrate our nation's beautiful natural treasures MapQuest has launched a new feature outlining all 58 national parks...

WATCH: Exploring Colorado's Pristine Rocky Mountain National Park

Matt Brass | Posted 02.03.2012 | Travel
Matt Brass

Elk herds roam the alpine meadows during the warmer months and Marmot and Deer are common. The most stunning features are the numerous mountain lakes that are easily accessible by well maintained trails.

Beautiful Scenes From a Five Dollar Disposable Camera (PHOTOS)

Katherine Squier | Posted 01.28.2012 | Travel
Katherine Squier


Rocky Mountain Mighty Moose (Photos)

Rich Wolf | Posted 10.09.2011 | Denver
Rich Wolf

This was not my first face-to-face with a bull moose, and I'm smitten. There is something exceptionally compelling about this big, solitary, mostly peaceful, vegetarian giant of the deer species.

Plan An Adventure: Our Guide To Family Vacations In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Cathleen Shaffer | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Colorado can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've...