Hiking

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‘This is such a great area, but we can’t love it to death’

By Dale Shrull

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — For Kelsey King, it’s been a fun, busy and at times ferociously frustrating summer. As a forest protection officer, King is in her first season with the U.S. Forest Service. During the past few years, the ...


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Keeping Hanging Lake accessible

By Dale Shrull

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The mile-and-a-half hike can be as deceiving as fruit cake. Sure, it’s a short hike, but it’s steep, and many a hiker quickly discovers short doesn’t equal easy. On this day, the trail was eerily ...


Riverfront Trail section closed by Corn Lake

By Dave Buchanan

Take the high road. A damaged stretch of the Riverfront Trail east of Corn Lake will be closed Wednesday through March 21, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Park officials say the concrete has buckled in this area, making the section ...


Bear with this: There is not a spring season

By Dave Buchanan

Lions and bears and oops. An article on this past Sunday’s Outdoors page referencing changes to the state’s big-game regulations had a couple of mistakes that need to be corrected. Thanks to the sharp eyes of Daily Sentinel ...


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Starting off on the right foot

By Bill Haggerty

“What better way to celebrate the New Year in Colorado than with a First Day Hike,” says Joe Lewandowski of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Those in southwest Colorado can enjoy the fresh air and scenery at Ridgway State Park ...


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Old Gordon glory

By Bill Haggerty

Downhill ski enthusiasts who would normally be gliding down the slopes at Powderhorn today are understandably upset about the lack of snow at their home based ski area. It’s a little better scene for Nordic skiers on the Grand Mesa. ...


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Here for the falls

By Bill Haggerty

The sky was gray, never threatening, yet never allowing any of the sun’s warmth to soak through. The light was flat, like the colors along the sparsely-used country road. The 24-degree temperature felt colder with a slight ...


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Sanctuary of solitude

By Bill Haggerty

Ute Canyon isn’t as long as No Thoroughfare Canyon, which, at 8.5 miles, is the longest canyon inside Colorado National Monument. Ute Canyon doesn’t feature those massive stone monoliths like Praying Hands, Kissing Couple, Coke ...


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Avoid being a target

By Bill Haggerty

Fall is a wonderful time to be outdoors in Colorado. If you’re a big-game hunter, it’s an especially rewarding time of year. If you’re a hiker, however, you may worry about all those blaze-orange-clad people with guns. ...


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Diggin’ dinos

By Bill Haggerty

It looked like the cross-section of a gruesome mass grave, with gnarled bones and broken skeletons floating in a sea of gray-blue mud some 50 feet deep. Actually, it was a mass grave — for dinosaurs. Bone fragments and skeletons of ...


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