Colorado Sports & Outdoors

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Colorado Sports & Outdoors

  • Coors Field

    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...

  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    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...

  • Hiking at Longs Peak

    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...

  • Climbing (Golden Cliffs)

    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.

  • Climbing (Castlewood Canyon)

    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") Bring $5 to pay for the park enterance.

  • Climbing (South Platte)

    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...

  • Climbing (Boulder Canyon)

    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. There are both sport climbing and trad climbing. Bring all the trad stuff...

  • The 3rd Flatiron in Boulder

    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. The...

  • Para-Gliding at the Top of the World

    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 site is about 9000 feet above sea level and the...

  • Coors Field - Home of the Rockies

    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...

  • The Patty Jewett Golf Course

    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...

  • Best sports in Colorado

    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...

  • Get in the Buff

    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! Dress warm. There is always a breeze in Boulder.

  • Ride the Rockies

    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.

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    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. Camera, hat, and...


    If you like to ski, and you are in Denver during the winter then you need to ski the following: Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Breckenridge. If you really must ski Vail and Beaver Creek...go ahead...I didn't think they were anything really special. Keystone isn't bad either.Winter Park has great terrain. Awesome bumps. The only...

  • Dude Ranches Dude

    When we visited Colorado on a road trip in 1948, we went up into the mountains where a distant cousin had a goat ranch. After they showed us how they milked the goats, they took us on a trail ride. You can see that I'm not a great rider in this pictures.You don't have to know someone with a ranch to go riding in Colorado though. There's a whole...

  • Climbing (Sports Park - Boulder)

    Easy approach and several nice short-climbs. However, area tends to get croweded on the weekend. Top-roping

  • Moutainbiking outside of Evergreen

    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...

  • Sledding (Loveland Pass)

    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. Yourself,...

  • Ski in Loveland

    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...

  • Hike the Mount Massive Wilderness Area

    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...

  • Skiing/Snowboarding (Breckenridge)

    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. There are plenty of places to rent equipment...

  • snowshoeing

    Snowshoeing is very popular in the winter, but can also be done in the early summer in places such as Rocky Mountain National Park, where the high elevation means that snow has not melted by this time of year.

  • Rock climbing

    Colorado's landscape allows for many opportunities to rock climb throughout the state. In Boulder, less than an hour from Denver, the Flatirons are popular for the sport. This photo was taken at Hartman's Rocks, a popular rock climbing spot in Gunnison.

  • Tail feathers

    Pheasant hunting in Colorado is the bomb! Any southern Colorado town can fix you up- try WalMart in Lamar, Colorado, for all your shotgun needs!

  • Just Duck

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

  • Colorado - the state of bikers

    It is hard to believe maybe but the most part of citisence of Colorado have bikes and they will be able to show you hundreds of tracks of different dificulties.I tried the Cherry Creek in Denver and the trail in Colorado Springs. The amazing that they are so long that you don't know where the end of them. You have to be careful with your strengths,...

  • The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River

    The best description of the whitewater kayaking experience I've ever read is by a Miami Herald columnist, Dave Barry. Click here to read his insights into the world of white water.Kayaking is fun and safe. As long as you have a sense of adventure (or sense of humor) you'll have a good time. This Colorado section of the Arkansas river is not too...

  • Lake Pueblo

    Lake Pueblo is in Pueblo, of course, and consists of a nice reservoir and camping areas in addition to many hiking trails around the giant semi-arid steppe climate. It's not real crowded and only about two hours from Denver if you get sick of Cherry Creek Reservoir.

  • Hiking the Bells

    The deer flies are a bit harsh in July, but other than that, it's a great hike up to the Maroon Bells.

  • Mountain Biking Fruita, Colorado

    Be sure to have good transportation with bike racks. This is a major plus to be able to get from trailhead to trailhead. It is possible to bike right from Highline Lake State Park to get to Mary's Trail and the Kokopelli Trail, but take a car. There is really no need to have a shuttle because once you are at the trail head you may ride for as long...

  • Ice Climbing

    Climbing water ice is as close to insanity as I hope I get!! You can spend a fortune or find the minimum and still be very safe.

  • Tossing the Iron

    When horses wear out their shoes, the natives play with them. This is serious sport. Pull up your lawnchair, ice down you Colorado Cool-ade, and get ready to tumble and rumble. Four big horshoes and two iron stakes. They tried it with cats but they just don't bounce as well.

  • Jump into the Rocky Mt High

    Skydiving, the maximum rush from 17500 ft above sea level. First timers can take a tandem jump with a qualified instructor. Cashola. Leave the twinkies at home. Max weight is 210 pounds and min age is 18.

  • Get Wet'N'Wild

    White water rafting! No rivers flow into Colordo, they all flow out. The Platte, the Arkansas, and the Rio Grande all start in the heart of the Rockies. You can find rafting and kayak outfitters almost all over the state. Whatever bubbles bubbles up!!! Cash, waterpoof camera, dry clothes, and your courage. Not for the faint of heart or swimming.

  • Raider Haters

    Football. Colorado has it. The NFL 2X Super Bowl Champion Broncos. Mile Hi and Elway are gone, but the spirit lives on. You to can be a Raider Hater!! Orange and lots of it!!

  • Long's Peak

    At the level and pace that you can enjoyyou need to see this peak 2 quarts of water and a good jacket are minimun

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