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Adventure & Outdoors

Soapstone Prairie

Buffalo return to where they once roamed – and were hunted by Ice Age humans.

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Wolf Creek: A family ski resort creates a tight-nit community near Pagosa Springs.

Steamboat Ski Jumping

Youth launched by the sport of ski jumping take to the skies over Steamboat Springs.

A golden eddy in the current of time

Ride the rails on the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, the longest and loftiest narrow-gauge route remaining in the United States.

Avalanche Rescuers

Inside the dangerous would of avalanche rescuers.

Journey to the Black Canyon

The canyon's stark beauty inspires the same awe in modern travelers as it did the Utes and 19th-century explorers.

Web Extras - Highway of Legends

A scenic journey in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks traces the footsteps of outlaws and conquistadors.

Colorado Gators

Students in Jay Young’s gator-wrestling class, at his Colorado family farm, might be thrill-seekers, but by wrestling the reptiles, they’re also helping move the animals so they can be treated for illness or injuries.

Gold Belt Byway

Golden treasure awaits on the autumn road from Cañon City to Cripple Creek. The mountains are rich with historic gold mines, golden aspen leaves and glittering coins at casinos.

Dominguez Canyon Camping

Humans are just visitors in Dominguez Canyon Wilderness area, south of Grand junction; only animals live here full-time.

11 Colorado Ghost Towns

Colorado's gold rush brought humanity and hardship to these rocky mountains. Mining towns popped up by the dozen, but just as quickly found themselves abandoned as the politics of man and nature shifted. The 11 ghost towns on our list might be haunted by the past, but it isn't hard to find the beauty in these booms gone bust.

Colorado's Summer Wildflowers

Want to know where the wildflowers grow? Every summer, Colorado's mountainsides explode in a Technicolor flora supernova.