This weekend, Estes Park will debut its newest event: The Whiskey Winter Warm Up. The festivities will stretch over four days and feature a mix of both family and adult-oriented activities, including whiskey tastings and a free-entrance day at Rocky Mountain National Park. The fun kicks off tonight ... More >>
Don't accuse the folks at Visit Denver, the city's main tourism agency, of getting a slow start during this still new year. In fact, they've already come up with a list of ten great reasons to stop by the city in 2014, including a major sporting championship, a new feature at Coors Field and an inte ... More >>
Trail Ridge Road, which topped our recent list of the ten best places to see Colorado fall color, has been closed for the season, and the photo above, shared on the Rocky Mountain National Park Facebook page, shows why. The photo, taken on October 18 near Medicine Bow Curve, was snapped by a ranger ... More >>
Change is in the air -- and in plenty of trees. Each year around this time, always-beautiful Colorado becomes even more spectacular as leaves turn from their usual lush color to a wide array of hues. But where are the best places in the state to revel in this glorious transformation? Colorado.com ha ... More >>
It's day three of the partial federal government shutdown, and at this writing, thousands of workers assigned to what are regarded as nonessential gigs are off the job -- including everyone assigned to Colorado's seven National Monuments and four National Parks, which will remain closed until the si ... More >>
"The bridge that the water used to go under is now clogged with rocks and debris, which has caused the water to change directions and find a new path downhill:" This description of the photo above can be found on the Facebook page of Rocky Mountain National Park, one of many Colorado attractions clo ... More >>
Our latest rash of inclement weather has caused major flooding and at least two deaths in Boulder County as well as the evacuation of Lyons residents who had been trapped since Wednesday. But the precipitation hasn't been limited to lower altitudes -- and now, we're hearing that a pair of climbers ... More >>
Would you love it if loads of people suddenly decided to relocate to Denver? If not, we have some bad news for you: The folks at the real estate website Motovo have just published "30 Reasons You Need to Move to Denver," which lays out a pretty damn good argument for heading this way immediately. C ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about bizarre threats made against Catholics and Mormons in Fort Collins, allegedly by a self-declared "Islamic jihadist" driving in a car with the words "Fuck DHS" scrawled on the side in spray paint; see our previous coverage below. Since then, the story has only go ... More >>
Denver's thaw couldn't have come at a better weekend. This week only, National Parks throughout the country are waiving their admission fees -- so you can enjoy the spring weather by exploring the natural beauty of this state, for free! And even if the great outdoors aren't your thing, we've got mor ... More >>
Lisa Foster is, in many ways, a quintessential Coloradan -- someone who so loves the natural glories of the state that she wrote an entire guide book about hiking in one of her favorite places on earth, Rocky Mountain National Park. But with such beauty comes danger. On Sunday, Foster and a hiking ... More >>
Here at the Wild-Urban Interface Desk, we're puzzling over the new logo just unveiled by Rocky Mountain National Park in celebration of its centennial, chosen two years early from close to a hundred entries. As you can see, it's a highly retro design, strong on pine cones and columbines and the prom ... More >>
Rocky Mountain National Park officials have recognized for years that Front Range pollution -- from auto exhausts, power plants, emissions from oil wells and refineries, feedlots and more -- pose a threat to the health and welfare of their high-country streams, fish and plants. Now a new study from ... More >>
The massive High Park fire has forced the annual Ride the Rockies bike tour to alter the path to its final destination. The bike tour will still end at at Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins as planned, but officials announced this morning that the cyclists will have to take a different route to g ... More >>
"Wilderness, Wildlife and Wonder." That's the slogan the feds chose to mark the centennial of Rocky Mountain National Park, which was founded in 1915. Personally, we'd have gone with "Crags, Crowds and Crappy Souvenirs" or "Treks, Tics and Traffic," but they didn't ask us. Not for a slogan, at least ... More >>
Whether you're an indoor- or outdoor-lover, a literature-aficionado or a film geek, this weekend is packed with something for everyone -- from a screening of His Royal Badness's 1984 classic Purple Rain to free admission at National Parks. And everything in our roundup is under $10! For a full calen ... More >>
Some things about Colorado just don't change. But while the state has been the country's leanest, meanest anti-obesity machinefor years, it's struggled with, lived under and remain concerned about the brown cloud even longer. But this morning, Governor John Hickenlooper shared news that the State Im ... More >>
Get to steppin'! The 3rd annual Estes Park Winter Festival opens tonight with a free "Ceilidh" Irish barn dance and runs through Monday at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, with a CandyLand Ice Castle for kids and family-friendly events including ice skating, ice bowling, horse and carriage rides, a ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Denver blog posts? Got three right here. BigMedia.org's Jason Salzman asks for proof of media bias against folks like Mike Rosen and Cory Gardner, and doesn't get it. Things to Do in Denver When You're Broke: Want a free backpack? This Lively Earth's Rocky Mountain National Park ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly.Unsurprisingly, last night's edition of Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show, The O'Reilly Factor, was mostly about the Casey Anthony verdict. But at the end of the program, in his trademark Pinheads & Patriots segment, Bill'O offered the latter designation to the folks at Lane Guest ... More >>
It's official: Colorado is high!When tax revenues are down, state legislators can feel marginalized, even redundant. Unable to fund -- hence debate, manipulate and gerrymander -- pet projects, they retreat to committee rooms or watering holes to wait for the economy to recover. In their quest ... More >>
If you're looking to try something new, this is the weekend for you: January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and Winter Trails Month, it's been dumping in the mountains and there are more camps, demos and competitions this weekend than you can shake a snowboard at. Here are a bunch of good ... More >>
Rocky Mountain National Park Our daily roundup of local blog action. Send links here. Remember free national-park weekends? Well, this is one of those weekends. Go forth and frolic. (Colorado Independent) Live from Las Vegas: Denver Stiffs reports from the Nuggets' summer league. (Denver Stiffs) ... More >>
Rocky Mountain National Park We read the local blogs so you don't have to, although we recommend it, 'cause there's some decent stuff in there sometimes. Send links we may have missed to this guy. At Colorado's national parks, free is the new fee this summer. (Colorado Independent) An (ahem) Aval ... More >>
Leave it up to us crazy Coloradans to turn anything into an extreme sport. Parallel parking, shadow puppetry, tax preparation -- you name it, we'll "extreme" it. The latest outlet for local adrenaline and bone-fracture junkies, it turns out, is snowshoeing. Yes, snowshoeing, that thing where you st ... More >>
Biologist Rob Ramey isn't afraid of taking risks -- but taking on environmentalists may be his riskiest move.
From the week of October 7, 2004
Besieged by crowds and Front Range pollution, Colorado's premier national park is a vanishing wilderness.
Loveland chimes in with Mountaintop Matrimony
This state was designed for explorers -- and a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.
Rocky Mountain Nature Association
Winding River Ranch & Equestrian Center
Fire up your brainpan
Snowshoe Routes: Colorado's Front Range
Ralston Bros. Antiques
Bill Gwaltney wants to see more people like him at Rocky Mountain National Park.
September 10 - 16, 1998
IN SEARCH OF SPIRITUAL VIBES, NEW-AGERS RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK.