Garden of the Gods: A Divine Reason to Go Outside

Panoramic views of Garden of the Gods can be seen from the Visitor Center

Panoramic views of Garden of the Gods can be seen from the Visitor Center

At the western edge of Colorado Springs lies a 1,364-acre public park famous for otherworldly rock formations that attract more than two million visitors each year. Garden of the Gods, designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971, is a land of sharply rising sandstone and boulders complemented by more than 15 miles of multi-use trails. Though Colorado is overflowing with gorgeous landscapes, there is nothing else quite like this “garden.”

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Something for Everyone in Snowmass

The mountain range in Snowmass, Colorado

The mountain range in Snowmass, Colorado

Can you imagine waking up to more than 3,000 skiable acres of terrain just outside your door? Snowmass, Colorado, stands at 12,150 feet with more than 150 miles of trails, totaling 21 chair lifts—a double thumbs up. I found vast terrain consisting of powder, beautiful groomers, pipes, parks, and more. It is definitely a place that offers something for everyone.

Snowmass impressed me right off the bat with its sense of community and size. Located 220 miles from Denver, there are five airports that service access to Snowmass along with popular route I-70.

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To Ski or Not to Ski at the Après Ski Cocktail Classic in Aspen

Riedel’s chief executive officer Maximilian Riedel demonstrates the art of tasting

If it wasn’t enough for Aspen, Colorado, to offer amazing landscapes, incredible dining, activities to keep even the most easily distracted person busy, mountain trails that cater to every level of skier or hiker, and a social scene that doesn’t quit, the destination has now added another reason to plan a springtime trip. Introducing the Après Ski Cocktail Classic

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Good Eats and Road-Tripping - Vail Has Lots of Treats

A crisp and sunny Summit County afternoon showcases a beautiful view of the ski runs of Vail

My life as a professional skier and owner of Discrete Headwear takes me all over the world, usually to exotic locations in South America, heli-skiing in Canada and Alaska, or cruising around Europe. When I had the chance to road trip from my home in Salt Lake City to Vail, Colorado, I was just as excited as I am when I get the opportunity to go to crazy spots in the world.

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