Tired of paying more for LoDo parking than you did for Rockies tickets? Pull into the fifty-space lot tucked into the intersection of 22nd and Stout streets, and you'll feel a little more energized. A mere six blocks from Coors Field and only $3, it's loads cheaper than many of the spots located a few blocks closer, and the money goes to a good cause: the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, which owns the lot. As part of a program called Stout Street Works!, which encourages the homeless to work for money, self-esteem and a sense of community, the lot is staffed during night and weekend games by two or three workers, who are later paid with the money they collect. "It worked out so well, and the people who worked it were so happy with it," says coalition boardmember Eileen Pappas. "It was easy and outdoors, and they felt like they were a part of something fun."

Women's hoops are suddenly resurgent in Boulder, and CU point guard Mandy Nightingale is one of the big reasons Ceal Barry's team cruised into post-season tournament play. And although the Buffs lost to Vanderbilt, the 5'6" junior from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, had half of her team's twelve assists. She averaged 13.6 points per game for the Buffs, but her fire is the most crucial thing. Teammates and fans call her "the Little General" for her intensity, the same quality that helped her become a national champion last year in another sport: trick waterskiing.
Women's hoops are suddenly resurgent in Boulder, and CU point guard Mandy Nightingale is one of the big reasons Ceal Barry's team cruised into post-season tournament play. And although the Buffs lost to Vanderbilt, the 5'6" junior from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, had half of her team's twelve assists. She averaged 13.6 points per game for the Buffs, but her fire is the most crucial thing. Teammates and fans call her "the Little General" for her intensity, the same quality that helped her become a national champion last year in another sport: trick waterskiing.
An oldie but goodie. And we mean old: The tracks that appear to climb up the sandstone mountainside were made in a muddy streambed more than 165 million years ago by passing ornithopods and theropods. Pull over over on the side of the hill across from Red Rocks Park and take a gander at this National Natural Landmark, or pick up an interpretive brochure at the Visitors Center at the bottom of the ridge for a more educated look. And groups of a dozen or more can go whole hogback by signing up for a guided tour with Friends of Dinosaur Ridge.

An oldie but goodie. And we mean old: The tracks that appear to climb up the sandstone mountainside were made in a muddy streambed more than 165 million years ago by passing ornithopods and theropods. Pull over over on the side of the hill across from Red Rocks Park and take a gander at this National Natural Landmark, or pick up an interpretive brochure at the Visitors Center at the bottom of the ridge for a more educated look. And groups of a dozen or more can go whole hogback by signing up for a guided tour with Friends of Dinosaur Ridge.

Not everything takes place under the sun. Sometimes the moon produces strange effects. There's a narrow gorge near Boulder County's Sugarloaf mountain that's a favorite place for gay men to sunbathe or moonbathe in the nude, skinny dip in the streams and have sex along with the birds and the bees. But, hey, what's good for the goose and the goose is also good for the goose and the gander...or the gander and the gander...or, well, whatever. With its relatively remote location, beautiful scenery and plethora of trees, cliffs and trails, Dream Canyon is a good place for anyone who wants to do the wild thing in the wild, day or night. Just watch out for sheriff's deputies. Angry neighbors have asked the law to spend more time collaring frisky individuals as well as frisking collared individuals.

Not everything takes place under the sun. Sometimes the moon produces strange effects. There's a narrow gorge near Boulder County's Sugarloaf mountain that's a favorite place for gay men to sunbathe or moonbathe in the nude, skinny dip in the streams and have sex along with the birds and the bees. But, hey, what's good for the goose and the goose is also good for the goose and the gander...or the gander and the gander...or, well, whatever. With its relatively remote location, beautiful scenery and plethora of trees, cliffs and trails, Dream Canyon is a good place for anyone who wants to do the wild thing in the wild, day or night. Just watch out for sheriff's deputies. Angry neighbors have asked the law to spend more time collaring frisky individuals as well as frisking collared individuals.

Perhaps your family isn't into unhealthy competition. Maybe you just want to take in some beautiful scenery as you throw a frisbee in a gentle, loving manner. Consider renting Como Christian Camp, located in the tiny old railroad town of Como that's about an hour southwest of Denver on Highway 285. In addition to decent accommodations, the camp features a nine-hole, professionally designed Frisbee Golf course. At 10,000 feet, the game may be all the challenge you need. "If you're not doing well, just look up," the caretaker advises. "It's a great view."

Perhaps your family isn't into unhealthy competition. Maybe you just want to take in some beautiful scenery as you throw a frisbee in a gentle, loving manner. Consider renting Como Christian Camp, located in the tiny old railroad town of Como that's about an hour southwest of Denver on Highway 285. In addition to decent accommodations, the camp features a nine-hole, professionally designed Frisbee Golf course. At 10,000 feet, the game may be all the challenge you need. "If you're not doing well, just look up," the caretaker advises. "It's a great view."

Forget dodging in-line skaters on the bike paths and riding in endless circles around Cherry Creek Reservoir. You live in the Rockies, so you might as well ride in them. Head to Boulder for a scenic, challenging and expeditious -- give it an hour and a half -- ride up and back down the canyon. Not heavily trafficked and with a gentle climb (until the end, where the incline grows dramatically steeper), Left Hand Canyon is long enough for a solid sweat, but short enough to keep you interested. Additional bonuses: the stream running alongside the road that keeps you cool on the way up, the general store in Jamestown that stocks cold drinks, leaning into the gentle curves on the way down.

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