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Here’s Why Skiing is Ridiculously Good for You

There’s no greater rush than the wind in your face and the powder under your skin. Bu [spoiler alert] tearing up the slopes also has all kinds of health benefits, too.    It’s great for your heart and circulation. Both downhill and cross-country skiing offer cardio metabolic benefits, including improved insulin resistance, body composition and glucose metabolism, as well as lower blood pressure, lipids and heart rate. Skiing also reinvigorates blood vessels and cell health. It makes you stronger. All that carving, skidding and pivoting puts a fair amount of weight on your knees, ankles and feet, which strengthens the

Get Your Gear On

Where to hike, bike and kayak in Golden this summer.  Let’s face it. You’re not getting the full Golden experience unless you’re spending some time off the grid this summer. Golden sits in the shadow of two scenic mountains that provide the perfect setup for hiking, biking, kayaking and more. So what are you waiting for? Get out there. And remember to hydrate responsibly.   Hike it. Golden provides dozens of miles of trails for all types of promenades, from casual stroll to a monster challenge. Many of the trails run right into town, allowing the prefect segue way to

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America’s Top Adventure Vacation Destinations

Get your heart pumping with these awe-inspiring getaways.   Not all trips are meant to bake on the beach. Intrepid travelers, take heart. We’ve rounded up some of the classic adrenaline-inducing destinations for your bucket list getaway. No passport required. Grand Canyon, Arizona There’s a reason it’s consistently ranked the best single adventure trip in America. Experience some of the earth’s biggest rapids through Lava Falls, day hike along the South Kaibab Trail and swim through the dazzlingly bright turquoise waters of Havasu Creek. Best time to go: March through May or September through November   Lake Tahoe, California Lake

Colorado’s Top Golf Courses

Everyone who lives or has visited Colorado knows that it has exceptional weather for the majority of the year and beautiful natural landscaping from corner to corner. This natural landscaping, however, has also led to the development of first-rate golf courses. Here are some of the best courses in the Denver area. Castle Pines Golf Club Castle Rock, Private Completed in 1981, Castle Pines Golf Club was built to showcase the natural landscape of the site. Rolling hills, dense tress, ravines and elevation changes make this course stand out and has helped make it one of the best golf courses

Your Adventure Guide to Mud Season

Ahhhhhhh. Springtime in Colorado: those sloppy, unpredictable months when the groomers are lousy for skiing, many resort-town businesses shut down, and most trails are still too slushy to enjoy. Conventional wisdom says to avoid the mountains during April and May, but 5280 found 24 reasons—from sublime spa deals to epic bike rides to effortless fly-fishing—you should head for the hills right now. Go Gravel Riding In the world of cycling, roadies and mountain bikers don’t always agree. But if there is a happy medium both cycling and sbucultures can enjoy, especially in spring when trails are tender and susceptible to

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Terrifying Things to Do in Colorado

From climbing mountains to massive canyon swings, here’s a list of Colorado things sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Keep in mind that some of these activities might be dangerous. Stay within your own abilities and use caution when necessary. Cross the Devil’s Causeway If you’re scared of heights, this one might rank a little higher. The Devil’s Causeway is a land bridge in the Flat Tops Wilderness and it gets pretty narrow in the middle section – roughly four feet wide. It’s rocky, but if you’re got steady feet beneath you, you’ll be fine. Be warned, this location is

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Breckenridge Public Art Festival Lights Up this Summer

Colorado resort towns in the Rockies are usually known for their winter activities and outdoor sports, everything from skiing, hiking and camping. But this year Breckenridge is bringing something different to town. For the third time the WAVE: Light + Water + Sound public art exhibition will transform the Blue Rive Plaza in Downtown Breckenridge into a wonderland of lights. The free four night festival runs from May 31st to June 3rd and will feature creative installations, musical performances, screenings, digital art and more. Started by Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA) in 2016, WAVE showcases both contemporary art and the local landscape. Blue

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Colorado Winter Activities

When winter’s first snowflakes begin to blanket the ground in Colorado, it’s the start of a joyous season for skiers and snowboarders at Colorado’s 27 ski resorts. However they’re not the only outdoor adventurers who eagerly await the winter months — Colorado’s sun-soaked skies, powder-filled valleys and snow-capped peaks make it a winter wonderland filled with fun things to do, like snowmobiling, tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing and much more.   Ice Skating Enjoy some old-fashioned ice-skating fun at one of Colorado’s many outdoor rinks. For an urban setting, visit the rinks in Fort Collins or Denver. Both are located in lively pedestrian areas and

Don't miss the only supermoon of 2017

2017 December Supermoon

The past few months have been great for skywatchers: A total solar eclipse, several meteor showers and now a supermoon. Supermoons aren’t especially rare – some years have several of them – but this weekend’s full moon is the only supermoon of 2017. December’s full moon is also commonly called the “Cold Moon.” A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee – the point of orbit when the moon is closest to the earth – which makes the moon look slightly larger and brighter than usual. At most, the moon will be about 14 percent bigger and

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Best Day Trips from Denver this Fall

When the weather starts to cool down, one thing takes over everyone’s mind in Denver. No, we aren’t talking about the perfect pumpkin-laced seven layer dip for your next Broncos tailgate (though that’s important, too). It’s all about getting the best possible view of the aspens going gold for autumn. And while, yes, you should definitely make it a point to spend at least one day chasing down the perfect photo to garner you a hundred likes on Instagram, there’s plenty of other activities to keep you occupied during that ultimate fall treasure hunt. So where should you head for

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