Hiking

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DOW offers mountain lion safety video

By Staff

With mountain lion sightings becoming more common across Colorado, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has produced a short video about safety in lion country. Media outlets, schools and organizations can link to this video from their ...


Visitor center open house Saturday at Highline Lake

By Dave Buchanan

The staff at Highline Lake State Park is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the park’s new visitor center. Funded with Great Outdoors Colorado and Colorado Lottery dollars, the building offers a new ...


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Monument Canyon Trail offers plenty of interesting things to see

By Bill Haggerty

Fat tire fanatics are gearing up for “The 15th Anniversary ~ New Belgium Brewing ~ Fruita Fat Tire Festival presented by US Bank and supported by Shimano & the City of Fruita” — formerly known as the Fruita Fat Tire ...


Entry fee waived at Colorado National Monument

By Dave Buchanan

In celebration of National Park Week Saturday through April 25, Colorado National Monument and all 391 other National Park Service sites are waiving entry fees for the week. Colorado National Monument is offering special hikes and ranger-led ...


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Take trek close to home, enjoy some fresh air near Connected Lakes

By Bill Haggerty

Need a quick fix? Connected Lakes. It’s close. It’s easy. It’s quick. Just head to the Audubon Section of the Colorado River Trail system. It starts near Blockbuster Video in the Redlands Marketplace at the northwest corner ...


Cabela’s to open GJ store on May 20

By Staff

The much-awaited opening of the Grand Junction Cabela’s outdoors store is set for 4 p.m., May 20. The 70,000-square-foot, next-generation store is located in Mesa Mall and will be stocked with products specifically selected for Colorado ...


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Hike Tabeguache Trail, but be mindful of muddy terrain

By Bill Haggerty

Tabeguache means “place where the snow melts first,” in the native tongue of inhabitants to the region now known as Western Colorado. They called themselves “Nunt’z.” We called them “Utes.” These ...


BLM: Leave trails, roads for dry spell

By Dave Buchanan

This week, instead of the usual Outside Connection in which we offer free or low-cost events to do and activities to share, we have something you shouldn’t do. Officials with the Grand Junction Field Office of the Bureau of Land ...


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Friends of McInnis Canyons helps protect snowy, muddy trails

By Bill Haggerty

In case you missed this important announcement, Mayor Bruce Hill will sign a proclamation at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 declaring it the League of Women Voters “Making Democracy Work Day.” That’s because they do, indeed, help make ...


Incredible: Take modern snowshoes to Griffith Lake Trail on Grand Mesa

By Staff

The Griffith Lake Cross-Country and Snowshoeing Trail on the Grand Mesa is really a hiking trail in the summer. Go figure. This backcountry trail travels generally east and north, passes around Bull Creek Reservoir No. 4, and eventually ...


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