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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 Secret Spots In America's Top National Parks

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

Short of visiting in winter and hiking deep into the backcountry, the parks' popularity can make it tricky to find your own slice of solitude. Tricky, but not impossible. Here are 10 scenic spots you can have all to yourself.

Hanging Out in Hanging Lake (Colorado Rocky Mountains)

Heather Hummel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Heather Hummel

Since both my friend and I are avid photographers, it took us a little longer to do the hike than it probably would most people because with the flowing river, canyon walls and wildlife running about, the photo-ops were abundant, and we took advantage of every single one.

We Can Make a Difference for Our Planet After All: 10 Wildlife Conservation Success Stories from 2014

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

We cannot ignore the realities of habitat loss for wildlife, the extinction crisis, and the impact climate change has on nature; but equally as important, we should not forget the good news and the victories through conservation action.

Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

The Aspen Museum is Shigeru Ban's first design for a permanent museum in the United States. One hopes it's not his last.

"Rocky Mountain Guy"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have long been told, by people too numerous to mention, including members of my own family, to take a hike. But because of the rare...

Around Colorado: Bear Grylls Courses Teach Survival Skills for (Almost) All Ages

Joshua Berman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Joshua Berman

"Looks like your shelters are about to be tested!" our instructor says as the temperature drops and a massive front rolls off the Continental Divide. The air fills with ozone as eight of us run into the forest to gather and stack more pine boughs atop the lean-tos we constructed an hour earlier.

Stunning Mountaintop Views You Need to See Now

The Active Times | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Armed with a pair of quality boots and some water, pretty much anyone can hike. It's not hard to find new appreciation for the outdoors when your boot...

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

minube | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America?

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Ski Resorts Aren't Sure How To Handle Influx Of Stoner Skiers

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Small Business

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Colorado ski resorts and the state Tourism Office have chosen not to embrace out-of-state v...

One Man's Stunning 20,000 Mile Adventure In Wyoming's Wildscapes Will Blow You Away [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel

Over 400 days in production, from the "first shutter click to final edit." 20,000 miles driven and 100 miles traveled on foot. 125,000 thousand stills...

Our Obsession With Canopied Trees

Heather Hummel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

An artist knows that anytime a photograph draws you in by making your eyes travel through the scene, their image will gulp you up like a shark does a minnow. I believe there is more to it, though.

Beyond Yellowstone: When Conservationists Play Offense

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Zachary Podmore

When conservation plays offense, what's at stake is not so much some future loss, but a linked and living landscape that's out there right now, a landscape where it is still possible to see five bears pass by a campfire in a single night.

$5 Million Rocky Mountain Treasure Still Waiting to be Found

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2013 | Weird News
Margie Goldsmith

"I've never said what I though the treasure is worth because I don't know, but writers keep upping its worth. When the value gets to $10 million I'm going back to get it."

Do More Than Just Ski In Breckenridge, Colorado

AP | By JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Some mountain towns are touted for their luxury accommodations, fine dining or arts scene. Some are known as the place to...

Living Road: Runners on Road for Life

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

So much of my time hitchhiking, I think of roads. Of Patch workers on ice roads. Of roadside running caribou. Of traveling carnival convoys. Of runners in love living their dream lives on the road. There's a lot of living on the road and some rides go far.

Hitching the Patch: Cree Carny on Fights, Women & Childhood

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Hitchhiking the Northern Rockies "Oil Patch" region yesterday, I was picked up by an old Cree Indian with carny stories of the bygone era of his youth.

A Teaching From McCullough Gulch: 7 Guidelines for Life

Matthew Dowd | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

It was on one soulful hike that I realized there are some valuable "rules" to keep in mind as one ventures into the woods or up the side of an incredible mountain. All these revelations on my hike apply to life in general and in politics.

Don't Pull the Plug on America's Wolves

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

No, wolves will never be as abundant as they once were across North America, and nobody expects that. But restoring them to just 5 percent of where they once lived, then calling it quits and hunting them down again by the thousands? That's just wrong.

Rocky Mountain Park Saw 3.2 Million Visitors In 2012

AP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Travel

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — The National Park Service estimates more than 3.2 million people visited Rocky Mountain National Park las...

A Chat With Nature Photographer Don Mammoser About Photographing Colorado

Joshua Berman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Denver
Joshua Berman

Something urgent pulls me across the cold wooden deck, the light and clouds changing with each picture I take. Colorado is easy like that -- feeding photographers a steady, nourishing stream of grand skyscapes, wildlife, colors, and textures.

Oil Bottleneck Yields Cheaper Gas In Rocky Mountains

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 04.03.2013 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A boom in domestic oil drilling has helped lower U.S. gasoline prices, though the steepest drops have missed California commute...

Travel Companions

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

The boundaries around our national parks have given us wonderful jewels like Yellowstone, but science tells us this approach is inadequate. National parks are simply not big enough to sustain healthy nature; wild places need to be connected to each other.

Expect Travel Delays: BIG Winter Storm Hits The Rockies

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 02.17.2013 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — A winter snow storm moved through the Rocky Mountain region Tuesday as many people prepared for the start of their holiday trav...