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Recent articles by John:

Hanging Lake trail is reopening much earlier than expected, and reservations open soon

The iconic Hanging Lake trail in Glenwood Canyon, which was heavily damaged by torrential rains and flooding last summer, will reopen June 25, Glenwood Springs officials announced on Wednesday. → Read More

Colorado trails, summits and recreation areas that require reservations for summer 2022

Do you need a reservation to visit Rocky Mountain National Park? Yes. Plus, there's a whole list of favorite Colorado hikes, peaks, trails, scenic roads and more that require a timed entry pass. → Read More

The Lookout Mountain bike ascent is a Colorado classic

If there is one bike ride in the metro area that looms above the rest on objective and experiential levels, it is the classic Lookout Mountain ascent just west of Golden. → Read More

Every national park you can drive to from Denver (hint: there are 10!)

There's more than just Rocky Mountain National Park available to Coloradans. Here's your guide to Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands. → Read More

A rite of spring returns as Colfax Marathon races attract 16,000 runners

With lilac bushes in full bloom near the starting line in City Park, the Colfax Marathon returned to its traditional position as a rite of spring for Colorado runners on Sunday for the first time since the pandemic. → Read More

Colfax Marathon races set for Sunday morning, causing Denver street closures

The Colfax Marathon will cause street closures Sunday morning between City Park and downtown Denver, in the downtown area, and west of the city center into Lakewood. → Read More

Breckenridge to close for the season two weeks early due to warm temperatures

Breckenridge resort will close ski and snowboard operations on Sunday, two weeks earlier than planned, because of warm temperatures. → Read More

Total lunar eclipse on Sunday: How to get a close look at the eclipse in Colorado

When a total lunar eclipse occurs Sunday night, Denver viewers will have an opportunity to enjoy the event with other astronomy lovers and view the event through telescopes. → Read More

9 beginner-friendly mountain biking locations near Denver

Mountain biking is often portrayed as an adrenaline sport, but places like Bear Creek Lake Park (Lakewood), South Table Mountain Park (Golden) and Marshall Mesa (Boulder) offer pleasant off-road riding and good terrain to learn critical skills. → Read More

How to get reservations to visit Brainard Lake, the summit of Mount Evans

Reservations that will be required to drive the Mount Evans road this summer from Echo Lake to the 14,265-foot summit went on sale Tuesday morning. → Read More

Which four Colorado ski areas are still open in May?

With the arrival of May, only four Colorado ski areas remain open, and by the end of the month it’s likely that only one will remain in operation. → Read More

Elk Falls trail at Staunton State Lark Park shortens from 12 miles to 8 miles thanks to new parking lot

Elk Falls at Staunton State Park has long been known for its breathtaking beauty, but until this year it required a roundtrip hike of about 12 miles. In January the park opened a new road and parking lot, reducing the roundtrip journey to eight miles. → Read More

An adventure and travel expo, Elitch Gardens’ reopening and more things to do in Denver this weekend

The best arts and culture in Denver for this week includes the Denver Travel & Adventure show at Colorado Convention Center, Elitch Gardens' 2022 season reopening, and ongoing programming from History Colorado that celebrates LGBTQ and Asian culture → Read More

Standley Lake eaglets perish, but an adorable pair covered 24/7 by video cameras in Weld County is thriving

Life and death dramas continue to play out in the Front Range’s best-known bald eagle nests. → Read More

Rocky Mountain National Park is increasing entry, camping fees

Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park is going to be more expensive beginning Memorial Day weekend, which is also when the park will resume its seasonal requirement for reservations to enter. → Read More

Lakewood City Council unanimously votes to fight proposed flooding of Bear Creek Lake Park

The Lakewood City Council unanimously approved a proclamation supporting Save Bear Creek Lake Park Monday night and urged the Army Corps of Engineers to consider alternatives to a project under consideration that could radically alter the park if approved. → Read More

Colorado’s new “Safety Stop” law is creating more animosity between drivers, cyclists

Colorado's new law permitting bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs was not universally well-received, despite claims made by supporters calling it a common sense measure that will make streets safer. → Read More

Yoga on the Rocks is back to full capacity this summer for the first time since 2019

Yoga on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre will return for its 10th annual summer series beginning in June, with tickets going on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. → Read More

Runners rejoice: Colorado’s major road races set to return for the first time since 2019

Berta Cruz has been waiting three years to run her 20th consecutive Cherry Creek Sneak, a streak that began in 2000 when she ran the annual 5-mile spring race to honor her fiancé after he died the previous April. → Read More

Look up! The annual Lyrids meteor shower is expected to peak April 22-23

The annual Lyrids meteor shower, which began this week and runs through the end of the month, is expected to peak next Friday and Saturday. → Read More