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Buffalo Pass Road too rugged? Forest Service officials eye improvements

May 25, 2017 — U.S. Forest Service officials in Steamboat Springs are attempting to secure millions of dollars to make the bumpy drive up Buffalo Pass to the Continental Divide safer, easier and smoother. "The road itself has started down this path of being a problem," Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears […]

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Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day in Steamboat Springs with variety of events

May 18, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — This weekend, marvel in the grandeur of Colorado on May 20 as the first-ever Colorado Public Lands Day is celebrated statewide and locally. Colorado became the first state to establish a holiday in recognition of public lands through a bill passed with […]

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Vail dealing with damage, parking troubles, grumpy neighbors at popular Booth Falls hike

May 18, 2017 — Vail — One of the great hikes in Vail is the trek to Booth Falls. But the popularity of the trail has led to damage, parking troubles and grumpy neighbors. The trouble in the East Vail neighborhood came to a head in the summer of […]

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60-year-old Tennessee man loses inner tube while floating without permit on Green River

May 18, 2017 — Moffat County — A Tennessee man’s inner tube was sucked out from under him due to strong river currents near Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument late Tuesday afternoon. According to monument staff, the man's "cheap Walmart inner tube" was part of the issue. The […]

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Vail Valley river flows may be close to seasonal peaks

May 17, 2017 — Eagle County — This time of year is when the valley’s recreational focus turns from slopes to streams. And like our weather this year so far, local streams are behaving in unusual ways. Streamflows have risen quickly this season, thanks to warm weather, and may […]

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Sued skier blames Aspen Skiing Co., veterans group for Snowmass crash

May 15, 2017 — Snowmass Village — Aspen Skiing Co., the Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans are among the five parties a Snowmass Village man has assigned blame to for a skiing collision that has put him on the defense in Denver federal court. Michael Sura […]

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4 rafters rescued from Eagle River in Edwards, only 1 wearing life jacket

May 14, 2017 — Edwards — At approximately 1:45 p.m. Saturday, crews responded to a report of four people on a raft pinned against a rock in the Eagle River behind The Riverwalk at Edwards. The raft was reportedly filling with water and not all of the people aboard […]

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Steamboat athletes pack U.S. Snowboarding Team

May 11, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — The U.S. Snowboard Team is loaded up with Steamboat Springs athletes as the program heads toward the 2018 Winter Olympics. Six athletes who have lived and trained in Steamboat Springs made the team, which was released this week. The list includes some […]

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More trails open in Steamboat as drier weather arrives

May 11, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — Cyclists and hikers this weekend will be greeted by sun and temperatures in the 70s, as well as some additional trail openings. The city of Steamboat Springs' four-person trail crew has been monitoring trail conditions on Emerald Mountain and removing fallen trees. […]

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South African who moved to Aspen to train for Everest in custody for climbing without a permit

May 10, 2017 — Aspen — A South African man who had been training in Aspen to scale Mount Everest surrendered to Nepalese authorities Saturday on allegations that he did not pay a climbing-permit fee. Wildlife filmmaker Ryan Sean Davy, 43, was taken into custody after authorities found him […]

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Aspen Skiing Co. adding 34 more tiny homes for employee housing

May 8, 2017 — Aspen — Aspen’s largest employer is taking a giant step into tiny house nation. The Aspen Times reports that Aspen Skiing Co. is ordering 34 manufactured homes that it aims to add to the Aspen Basalt Campground for seasonal housing by next winter. It experimented […]

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Fly-in campground being built by Steamboat Springs Airport to attract outdoorsy pilots

May 5, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — A new campground under construction in Steamboat Springs will cater to campers who don't mind the sound of a Cessna engine firing up in the morning or the smell of jet fumes occasionally mixing with that great campfire smell. Steamboat Springs Airport […]

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Colorado skier death toll climbs to 14 for season after accident at Loveland

May 2, 2017 — Loveland — A 59-year-old Front Range man died while skiing at Loveland Ski Area on Friday, April 28, the Clear Creek County coroner confirmed Tuesday. The Boulder Daily Camera was first to report the incident early Tuesday morning. Kevin Edwards, of Boulder, was involved in […]

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Pennsylvania man who got frostbite in Aspen backcountry sues doctor, snowmobile outfitter

May 1, 2017 — Aspen — A Pennsylvania man who lost his toes to frostbite after being stranded overnight in the backcountry has filed a federal complaint that accuses an Aspen doctor of negligence and an outfitter of leasing him a snowmobile that was incapable of navigating through deep […]

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Adventure of the week: Canyoneering Zion National Park’s Slot Canyons

April 27, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — I'm 120 feet in the air, dangling by a rope merely the width of my finger. Heart racing. Blood pumping. Millions of thoughts racing. "What if I drown in this waterfall? What if I get caught in a pothole? What if I […]

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Mountain bike season starting to roll in Steamboat

April 24, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — The storage wax may only just be set on the skis, but mountain biking season is already inbound for those Steamboat Springs riders who didn't make a Closing Day run for the desert. Popular riding areas like Emerald Mountain and Spring Creek […]

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Mud Season Survival Guide: Warm spring weather great for hiking

April 15, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — The upside to a year with fewer springtime snowstorms is that area trails are likely to dry out faster, leading to earlier springtime hiking. Hiking the ‘Boat II author Diane White-Crane said there are many popular and lesser-known hiking trails that tend […]

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Hiking and camping at the Great Sand Dunes

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Tom Ross: Thunderhead Trail at Steamboat Ski Area offers good training for hiking bigger mountains

June 17, 2013 — Steamboat Springs — Editor’s note: This story was modified on June 18 to correct the name of the Thunderhead Hiking Trail. The trails at Spring Creek and Emerald Mountain get all of the traffic, but the best hike that jumps off inside the city limits […]

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There’s still time left in Routt County’s hiking season

September 20, 2012 — Steamboat Springs — It's the time of year for rumors, mostly about snowfall, that tend to sweep through Steamboat Springs like hookup gossip through a class of high schoolers. But if it's snowfall rumor season, that means it's still hiking season — the last gasp […]

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