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    Coors Field

    by traveldave Updated Jul 3, 2012

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    Home of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies, Coors Field opened in 1995 after Denver was awarded an expansion team. It was the National League's first new ballpark built exclusively for baseball since Dodger Stadium was built in Los Angeles in 1962.

    Construction started in 1992 and was completed in 1995. The original plans called for a seating capacity of 43,800, but during their first season, in which they played at the old Mile High Stadium, the Colorado Rockies attracted 4,500,000 fans, the most in baseball history. Therefore, more seats were added to the upper deck in right field, and the seating capacity is now 50,381. Also during construction, a seven-foot-long (two-meter-long), 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) Triceratops skull was unearthed. Because of this find, the mascot for the Colorado Rockies is Dinger the Dinosaur.

    All of the seats in the ballpark are dark green, except those in the twentieth row of the upper deck, which are purple. These seats are exactly one mile (1.6 kilometers) above sea level. The area behind the center field wall is landscaped with rocks, a waterfall, and spruce trees to recreate a high-altitude scene from the Rocky Mountains.

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    Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    by traveldave Updated Jan 12, 2012

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    Home of the National Football League's Denver Broncos and Major League Lacrosse's Denver Outlaws, Sports Authority Field at Mile High opened in 2001 as INVESCO Field at Mile High, replacing the antiquated Mile High Stadium. It was renamed Sports Authority Field in August 2011.

    With a seating capacity of 76,125, Sports Authority Field at Mile High was designed with an emphasis on state-of-the-art technology, while at the same time preserving the traditional aspects of the old Mile High Stadium that gave the Broncos a decided homefield advantage over the years.

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    Hiking at Longs Peak

    by Florida999 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We attempted to climb the over 14000 foot Longs Peak in the Rocky Mountain National Park, but could not quite reach the top because we did not have the technical equipment to hike/climb in snow. Sometimes the peak is snow-free in July, but it was not to be for us.
    Since my son was only 7 at the time, we were going to spend the night at the first camp and then hike the rest of the way the next day. We stayed at the Goblin Forest, which was nice, but had tons of mosquitoes. I did not know they lived up there!
    The hike was very nice. We saw deer, marmots, and lots of wild flowers. We hiked up to the turn-off point to Chasm Lake, and to the lake from there. One section was a little scary. We all walked single file along a snow ledge of about 20 feet and I was holding on to my son from behind to make sure he did not slip and fall. I did not stop to take a photo!
    There was a short section at the lake that required some rock climbing, but even our 7 year old could manage it.
    My husband and I experienced some slight altitude sickness on the way back but it went away as soon as we got a little lower. Just before we reached the tree line, a storm blew in from what appeared out of nowhere. It hailed, and we got soaked, since we left our raingear in the tents at the camp. Not good! The kids complained all the way down, but we did make it back ok. It was a beautiful hike and the views were incredible. Next time I want to make it to the top!

    The hike was long and strenous. If you are not in good physical condition I would not recommend it. Our children were the only ones that young at Chasm Lake.

    Equipment: Hiking shoes, rain gear ( don't leave it behind, even if the weather looks great), bug spray. Technical equipment for snow ( like crampons for your hiking boots) for most of the year if you want to get on top. Water treatment ( we used iodine pills and got the water out of the creek at Chasm Lake and at Goblin Forest)

    Trailhead to Longs Peak

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    Climbing (Golden Cliffs)

    by tejanasueca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Short sports climbs with both pros and cons:

    Pros: Very close to Denver. Faces south so you can climb it in the winter.

    Cons: The approach. The constant noice from the Coors Beer Factory right below. You don't really get the feel of getting away from the city.

    Golden Cliffs, Golden, CO
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    Climbing (Castlewood Canyon)

    by tejanasueca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This place has nice and short sport climbs. It is a good place to go during the winter, if you head up there in the morning, the sun will be on the rock and keep it warm. Try not to be bothered by the ridicules names some of the climbs have (like "Pebbles and BamBam" and the "Fairy Princess")

    Equipment: Bring $5 to pay for the park enterance.

    Me climbing in Castlewood Canyon
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    Climbing (South Platte)

    by tejanasueca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Long and short climbs for all levels. This area is huge and the possibilities are endless. There is lots of private land in the area, so know where you are going. In addition, as some places there is a need to cross a little creek, so unless you want to try to jump on the rocks, be prepared to take your shoes of and wade across (it is rather refreshing!).

    Belaying in South Platte
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    Climbing (Boulder Canyon)

    by tejanasueca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This place is just awesom. It is not very far from Boulder and it is a great escape from city life. While this place might be somewhat croweded during the weekend, there are so many climbs that there will be plenty for everybody and you don't have to be on top of each other.

    Equipment: There are both sport climbing and trad climbing. Bring all the trad stuff as I guarantee you will want to do some of the awesom trad climbs. There are both nice short climbs and multipitch climbs (2-3 pitches). Essentially, there is a buffe of climbs, and you can really do what ever you feel like that day.

    Boulder Canyon
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    The 3rd Flatiron in Boulder

    by tejanasueca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A frequently climbed 8 pitch climb. It's a fairly easy climb that a beginner can do, however, be aware of that if you go to the very top, the last part might be somewhat intimidating for a first time climber. Make sure you have plenty of time and you will surely be able to enjoy a long day of climbing that will offer great views of Boulder.

    Equipment: The climb is bolted, but they can be hard to find, so bring trad equipment.

    The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado
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    Para-Gliding at the Top of the World

    by JREllison Updated Aug 8, 2008

    This is tandum para-gliding at its tops! The instructor seemed to enjoy flying better than making money!

    Kris, as well as the other pilots, is a USHGA certified instructor. Contact him at 970 479-4330, or write to Kris Husted 172 Rafferty Dr., Leadville, Co. 80461, or vailskifly@yahoo.com.

    Launch site is about 9000 feet above sea level and the landing zone is somewhere about 7500 feet above sea level. If you get good thermal updrafts its possible to stay aloft 20 to 30 minutes.

    Equipment: wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt.

    Unpacking the equipment The Launch Flying! Soaring with a Red Tailed Hawk Landing Zone
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    Coors Field - Home of the Rockies

    by DueSer Updated Jun 4, 2008

    In my continued reviews of all the MLB stadiums, I will now discuss Coors Field, which I visited in May 1999.
    The Rockies are one of the "expansion teams" that surfaced in the early 1990s and came very close to winning their first World Series in 2007. Sadly, it didn't happen. They're a good team though. I feel like I know them well because they play my Dodgers frequently so I was looking forward to visiting their home stadium. I wasn't impressed.

    1. Arrival & Departure
    I give this a 1. I went to a day game and the stadium is located in downtown Denver. Good luck finding a parking place and even better luck is required in finding a parking place that doesn't cost you $20. Once you get to the stadium, the next challenge is getting to your seat. Some of the stadium's seats are located above a purple row. That purple line marks 1 mile up. The stadium is pretty steep. As I climbed and climbed to my seat, each step I took felt as though I was about to fall backwards and down. Not pleasant.

    2) Food
    Average. I give it a 3.

    3) Comfort
    Once you reach your seat, the stadium is quite comfortable. The seats are good. The rows are a nice distance apart. I give it a 4.

    4) Enjoyment
    This is also considering you've made it to your seat alive and in time to see the game. I give it a 4. The stadium has a lovely view of the mountains for one thing. Also, the focus is on the game. At least when I visited, there wasn't a lot of other stuff going on.

    Overall, I give it a 3. It's tough getting there but once you do, it's a good time.

    Coors Field
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    The Patty Jewett Golf Course

    by 807Wheaton Updated Apr 8, 2006

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    The Patty Jewett Golf Course in Colorado Springs is the third oldest public golf course west of the Mississippi River. Patty Jewett has been a public owned golf course since 1919. It was designed by Willie Campbell in 1898 it is now a 72 par course. We were able to walk right in and get a tee time and enjoy walking the course which is laid out at the base of the beautiful mountains.

    Patty Jewett Golf Course

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    Best sports in Colorado

    by Astrobuck Updated Mar 21, 2006

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    Many people who come and visit Colorado usually come for one purpose, and that is either skiing and/or snowboarding. Colorado is one of the best places to do things such as these; and there are VERY many resorts to chose from. In my experience, I have found Monarch Ski Resort the cheapest, and Vail as the most expensive. What will really nail you are the lift tickets. Monarch's peak season lift tickets run about $56 US per person, as opposed to Vail which charges a whopping $120 US!

    Equipment: Skis, snowboard, and WARM clothing, because it can get VERY cold on the slopes. If you don't have skis or a snowboard, don't worry. Many of the resorts will rent out skis and snowboards for a small fee.

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    Get in the Buff

    by morgandk Updated Nov 20, 2005

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    Colorado University Football matched against the Big Twelve NCAA conference oppoents. Watch the game. Cheer on Ralphie the Bison as he romps down the gridiron. Paint your face and party with the wildest college bunch at the victory party!! Maybe the best team in the Big 12 North!

    Equipment: Dress warm. There is always a breeze in Boulder.

    The Buffs - CU There!

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    Ride the Rockies

    by Callavetta Written Jun 6, 2005

    Every June over a thousand cyclists hit the road to do the 400 plus miles Ride The Rockies. The race, sponsored by the Denver Post, changes courses each year. This year's course goes from Grand Junction to Breckenridge. Riders will have to cross several peaks, most over 11,000 feet.

    Cyclists on Loveland Pass 2004

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    Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    by Astrobuck Written Dec 29, 2004

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    Minor leauge baseball. Unfortunately, the season was over when I moved here, but rest assured, I will go to their games as soon as they start up! What i do know, is they are the only minor leauge team in the state of Colorado, and they are AAA at that! (1 step below major leauge). They are a subsidary of the Colorado Rockies.

    Equipment: Camera, hat, and baseball glove

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