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Whether you’re running, backpacking, hiking or just out for a stroll the Bear Creek National Recreation Trail is Rocky Mountain country hiking at its best. By Brandon Mathis Who: Ambitious hikers, history buffs, trail runners, backpackers and bighorn sheep. What: A stunning, rigorous historic trail that climbs a mountain drainage area through mining history…(Read More)

Black Diamond ice screw

“Everybody loves ice screws,” said Dawn Glanc. One the most accomplished ice climbers in the nation if not the world, Glanc pushes the genre, and when the ice gets steep, she starts drilling. Here, she reveals the ever-elusive ice screw and gives us her two cents on how to use them. Glanc uses a…(Read More)

Ouray Ice Park

You’ve never seen the Ouray Ice Park like this. Filmmaker and longtime resident of Colorado’s Western Slope Barry Stevenson knows how to capture the Ouray Ice Park in all its glory. From full bore Rocky Mountain blizzards to sun-shiny days, and during the world famous Ouray Ice Festival, Stevenson has watched the…(Read More)

Mixing things up


The Ouray Ice Park is a natural canyon that has been made into a public ice climbing arena. It could be one of the coolest things in the world, according to many climbers. Free to anyone who chooses to drop in. People come for all over the world to step up to the ice -…(Read More)

Dawn Glanc climbing

Dawn Glanc is 60 feet up a massive frozen waterfall outside Ouray, Colorado. Kicking the spiked toes of her boots into the ice, one after the other, with her arms she swings her ice axes and makes the entire ascent look easy. At a stance halfway to topping out, she turns and waves down to…(Read More)

Ouray, Colorado

Located at 7,792 feet above sea level, Ouray, Colorado is home to some pretty fabulous spots to drink, eat and get down. Here are some of our favorites for an absolutely killer weekend in Ouray. Colorado Boy Brewing A few miles up the road from Ouray in neighboring Ridgeway, thirsty folks nestle up to…(Read More)

chicks climbing and skiing

These girls of Chicks Climbing and Skiing rock, on ice. Chicks Climbing & Skiing is all about building community. The female-only mountain sports club travels the world showing women how to tap their inner power with a backdrop of rock, ice and steep mountains, “They learn better in a women’s only environment,” says…(Read More)

The Wiesbaden


“American Beauty”Soaking in any Rocky Mountain hot springs is rejuvenating enough, but at The Historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa and Lodgings in Ouray, Colorado, you don’t just go outside to bask in the healing waters, you go underground. The vapor caves at the Wiesbaden, which actually means metal bath, have been long known…(Read More)

1) Soak it up at the Ouray Hot SpringsThis massive 1,000,000-gallon mineral hot springs is set at the foot of the San Juan Mountains’ rugged skyline. Divided into threes sections – hot, shallow and deep – the waters come directly from their source just a mile south in a box canyon near the Uncompahgre…(Read More)

OK. Someone took you ice climbing and you now have a fever. The cure? Freezing hands, numb toes, a runny nose and climbing miles and miles of ice. Get ready to dump out your wallet, It’s ice climbing season. Here are goods – the hard goods. These three components, in addition to some standard climbing…(Read More)

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