Whether you’ve been to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs before or not, now is a great time to head up for the day (or a night or two, which ends up being cheaper, actually, if you have a family or can get a few friends together) and check all the new amenities: a waterslide [...]

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You’ll have to forgive us all these mountain bike rides (all of which are also hikeable!), but it’s summer and after a year in New York it’s hard not to indulge in what makes the Pikes Peak Region so very not New York. Last week we rode the North Catamount Reservoir Loop Trail. It’s [...]

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This next installment of our summer bike rides series concerns a trip my wife and I had been planning to Pueblo all summer. A couple weekends ago, suddenly realizing we were running out of time, we just decided to do it with a friend visiting from New York. We’d heard from friends in roughly [...]

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The Palmer Trail (to Red Rock Canyon) from High Drive is a nice afternoon mountain bike ride for intermediate riders that’s only minutes away from town but feels like miles. Depending on the route you take it’s approximately 6 to 9 miles.

Read more about the Palmer Trail HERE and HERE..

(We [...]

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Also: a biography of Joan Rivers; the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Award is announced.
 

September 17, 2014 | NPR · We’re hard to shock these days, but reviewer Michael Schaub says Lauren Beukes’ new novel, Broken Monsters, is flawlessly tense and scary in its tale of a terrible murder in Detroit.
 

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