Updated: January 28, 2015 2:25:55 PM MST
 
 
 
 
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Editor saysWelcome Back: Outdoor Life

You're in Colorado, pals, go out and see the sights
01/14/2015 04:12 PM MST
The Colorado Daily's Welcome Back: Outdoor Life offers some great tips, tricks and travels that will take you to great places in this beautiful state, whether you're a camper, hiker, snowboarder/skier, runner or biker. 
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Outdoor Life: Do not listen to your mother
01/14/2015 03:55 PM MST - You know, it wasn't all that long ago that I was in your shoes, a fashionable coed with more friends than I could count on three fingers, and more spring break options than my late grandmother, Rosamund P. Burness. If you're reading this and thinking, 'The author sounds like a cool dude,' I want to thank you. Your kind words mean more than you'll ever know. I should also note, though, that you probably have a warped perception of coolness. I mean, don't get me wrong, I went to parties. I knew people. Six people, specifically. Well, five, actually, if you're not counting Rosie P. Full Story

Outdoor Life: Take a spring break, but stay safe
01/14/2015 03:54 PM MST - Spring break 2015 Travel advisories and warnings: travel.state.gov/ Information about volunteering: volunteer. Full Story

Outdoor Life: Slacklining a balancing act
01/14/2015 03:53 PM MST - Despite what the name suggests, slacklining isn't for slackers. This sport, which requires pretty darn good balance at all times, involves tying a flexible line to two poles or trees a few feet off the ground. Full Story

Outdoor Life: Party like an athlete at the Bolder Boulder
01/14/2015 03:29 PM MST - Little kids, senior citizens, women in tutus and superhero get-ups, firefighters in full gear and some of the nation's and the world's most elite runners all run the Bolder Boulder. To say the Bolder Boulder is a 10K is like saying the Flatirons are rocks: Technically accurate, yet totally insufficient. Full Story

Outdoor Life: Boulder one of the 'biking-est' cities
01/15/2015 06:30 PM MST - Boulder will be on the sidelines this year for the fifth annual USA Pro Challenge cycling race, with members of the local organizing committee, Pro Boulder, opting to sit out 2015 to regroup and strategize to get back into it as early as next year. Full Story

Outdoor life: Head for the hills
01/14/2015 03:11 PM MST - Go big: Hiking Colorado's fourteenersThere are 54 mountains (or more, depending on how you calculate it) whose peaks rise above 14,000 feet in the Centennial State, on which you can physically and mentally get high. Full Story

Outdoor life: Pitch a tent around Boulder
01/14/2015 03:10 PM MST - Dorm or apartment life got you down? Craving some fresh air, stars at night? We've got you covered with five camping spots, all within an easy drive from Boulder. Full Story

Outdoor Life: Colorado's slope-style
01/14/2015 03:33 PM MST - "Colorado is the No. 1 ski destination in the United States," Colorado Ski Country USA spokeswoman Jennifer Rudolph said. "We see about 20 percent of the market share consistently year after year."  Full Story

5 classic Boulder road rides
08/12/2014 10:13 PM MDT - Bike-friendly roads, dedicated paths, and a wide variety of terrain make Boulder one of the best places in the country to be a roadie.  Full Story

5 mountain bike rides around Boulder
08/12/2014 10:11 PM MDT - One of the best things about being in Boulder is that you don't have to wait for the weekend to get your dirt fix — you can mountain bike right here in town, any day of the week. Full Story

Avalanche courses and Wilderness First Responder training are lifesavers
08/12/2014 10:07 PM MDT - Getting out there? Get Wilderness First Responder or avalanche safety training — or both, depending on your outdoor goals. Full Story

Boulder slacklining rules, explained
08/12/2014 10:04 PM MDT - This balancing act — which involves tying a flexible line to two poles or trees a few feet off the ground and then walking it or doing tricks on it — isn't for slackers. Protection of Trees and Plants: colocode. Full Story

Colorado's ski resorts aren't open just yet, but the time to think about buying is now
08/12/2014 09:28 PM MDT - There are a lot of choices when it comes to where you snowboard and ski, and how much you'll pay.  Full Story

5 trail runs in Boulder
08/12/2014 09:25 PM MDT - With more than 110 miles of well-maintained trails, Boulder is a trail runner's heaven. Full Story

  • 4 hiking hotspots in Boulder - 08/12/2014 09:24 PM MDT
  • Fourteener follies - 08/28/2014 02:11 PM MDT
  • Hiking Colorado's fourteeners - 08/12/2014 09:01 PM MDT
  • Tips for a super spring break - 01/03/2014 12:14 PM MST
  • Winter fishing in Boulder and beyond - 12/31/2013 05:31 PM MST
  • Get a lift - 12/31/2013 04:26 PM MST
  • 5 things that aren't skiing - 12/31/2013 03:38 PM MST
  • Sunny trails for winter fun - 12/31/2013 03:37 PM MST
  • Bouldering Boulder and beyond - 08/06/2013 06:54 PM MDT
  • 5 apps for outdoors enthusiasts - 08/06/2013 05:51 PM MDT
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