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More Colorado fishing holes have closed this year than in the past 10

GREELEY — Juan Jiminez comes to Poudre Ponds for the peace. The fish are a bonus. Jiminez, 47, of Greeley works the graveyard shift stocking shelves at King Soopers. He loves to unwind after work...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

McMillan Peak: ‘A treasure to be shared’

Before writing this column, I checked in with Betsy Petersen. She has been climbing McMillan Peak near Red Mountain Pass on various routes for 20 years and has introduced the mountain to more than...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

The San Juan 13: Simmons links fourteeners in San Juan Mountains in single effort

Scott Simmons had thought about a specific mountain challenge in the San Juan Mountains for years. He never imagined completing it in trail running shoes instead of ski boots. The 48-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Vail Resorts to require reservations for 2020-21 ski season

Vail Resorts on Thursday unveiled the details of the plan for skiing at its 34 North American resorts – beginning Nov. 6 at Keystone – and, as we suspected, the 2020-21 season will be unlike any...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Squaw Valley ski resort is changing its name

Squaw Valley, a California ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, announced Tuesday that it is changing its name. The new name, which has yet to be determined, will be implemented in...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango’s Sigle ready to relive Eco-Challenge Fiji on Amazon Prime Video

Shane Sigle will sit down on his couch and relive one of the most grueling races of his life from the comfort of his home in Durango. Millions more across the world will get a glimpse, too. Sigle...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Dauwalter, Michaud drop from Colorado Trail record attempts

Two runners seeking Colorado Trail record finishes had to drop out after each completed more than 225 miles of the 485-mile route on record-setting paces. Courtney Dauwalter, 35, of Golden had set...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

The kaleidoscope summit of Grizzly Peak

In Durango, Grizzly Peak has garnered a considerable mystique. As viewed from U.S. Highway 550 south of the Cascade bend, it appears somewhat dark and daunting. It may be seen for a fleeting moment...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Wilderness Life Support offering two Durango classes

Wilderness Life Support will hold two wilderness medicine training courses in Durango during the next two months for individuals who want to learn how to be safe recreating outdoors. The first...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A story of peaks and ponds: North Snowdon a Durango conquest

As you are driving north up U.S. Highway 550 about to top Molas Pass, look to the east and you will see Snowdon Peak. The mountain is distinguished by the “W” notched into its south ridge. ...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Little Adventures: Fishing ‘for kids’ not ‘with kids’

Anyone who tells you they don’t go fishing to catch fish is either a liar, a bad fisherman or a parent. Unfortunately for my fishing addiction, I am the latter of the three. When my kids were...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hunting, fishing licenses required (even if you don’t hunt or fish) for hundreds of Colorado wildlife areas

The Colorado Wildlife Commission in late April approved new licensing rules for visitors to the 350-plus State Wildlife Areas and nearly 240 State Trust Lands. “We are seeing a lot of unintended...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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