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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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    Moutainbiking outside of Evergreen

    by tejanasueca Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    Outside of Evergreen, there are three small mountain peaks called the Three Sisters. Around this area you're bound to find great mountainbiking spots. They are not only challenging to go up; put also extremely funny to go down.

    Ponderosa Trail:
    Cross the large open area on the other side of the road. Follow the path. Essentially the route starts of with a switchback climb for quite a while. Once you reach the top, walk out to the right for a fantastic view, before you head down. The downhill part offers some switchbacks and stony areas. It might be a good idea to have the more experienced rider go first, as while most of the downhill are relatively easy, there are a few spots at which a beginner probably would prefer to walk their bike. Towards the very end, when it starts to flatten out, there are a few bunny hops; a great place to learn how to jump! Once you reach the bottom, keep left before you reach the road, and there will be a short uphill to take you back to the parkingarea.

    Equipment: The regular when it comes to mtb: helmet, water, and spare inner tubes!

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    Hike the Mount Massive Wilderness Area

    by tejanasueca Updated Sep 5, 2004

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    The hike, located in San Isabel National Forest, is only 7 miles and can be done in a day if you start early. However, it is worth it to bring a tent and spend the night down by "Native Lake." The spot offers god camping ground and Mount Massive, Colorado's second highest peak (14,421 ft), can be seen in the background.

    The hike starts off with a switch back climb, it then crosses an open plateau, before you descend into the valley with the lake. When you get to the lake, keep left to find several good camping spots. End the weekend with going to Quincy's Steak House in Leadville (see restuarant tips).

    Equipment: Caution: The conditions change fast and are very different from the conditions down in Denver (two hours away). We went during Labor Day Weekend (first weekend in September) and woke up to the first snow off the season (in Denver, it was still summer like conditions). So, BE PREPARED. BRING WARM CLOTHING AND GOOD HIKING BOOTS.

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    Ski in Loveland

    by tejanasueca Updated Sep 5, 2004

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    Loveland might not be the biggest skiing resort in Colorado, but it offers something most resorts don't: easy accessable natural, i.e. not groomed, slopes for the intermediate and advanced skiier. Go to the top of one of the slopes in Loveland Valley and feel like you are in the backcountry! (Loveland has the highest lift served terrain in the northern hemisphere)

    + Loveland Basin (there is a shuttle that takes less than 5min) is a great place for a first time skiier so a mixed level family/group can spend the day in the same area.

    Another big plus is that Loveland Ski Area offers FREE PARKING!

    Equipment: Bring it or rent it in the store at Loveland Basin. The prices there are cheaper than at the big resorts, but probably not as cheap as if you where to rent it in Denver. Ask for group discounts.

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    Sledding (Loveland Pass)

    by tejanasueca Updated Sep 5, 2004

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    Can't afford skiing?

    You can still experience Colorado in the winter. The road up towards Loveland Pass offers nice places to go sledding. Round of the day by driving up to the pass and stand on the continental divide.

    Make sure to check weather conditions before going up there. Loveland Pass always closes in case of recent heavy snowfall.

    Equipment: Yourself, your friends, some snacks, and a $5 dollar sled bought at Wal-mart!

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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.

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    Skiing/Snowboarding (Breckenridge)

    by tejanasueca Updated Jul 30, 2004

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    Both tourists and locals love the slopes in what locally is called just "Breck." The newly opened (03/04) lift #7 provides some naturally rolling hills. Lots of lifts and slopes for all levels, however, it can still get a little bit crowded on the weekend. Tuesday afternoon is usually the slowest day.

    Equipment: There are plenty of places to rent equipment in Breck, however, if you want better prices, rent your equipment ahead of time down in Denver (pick it up the night before you need it, that way you can get an early start).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!).

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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)

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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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    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.

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    Just Duck

    by morgandk Written Feb 22, 2004

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    Duck hunting in Colorado is fantastic. Bring your 12 guage and meet the license qualifications- then savor the outdoors, the hunt, and the duck fajitas!

    Equipment: Warm clothes, 12 guage, boots, orange vest, and a license.

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