Some people would rather gaze from afar at a mountain peak than hang suspended from it. Fortunately‚ Colorado Springs offers outdoor adventures for folks at both ends of the spectrum.
For truly adventurous spirits‚ white water rafting can offer the ultimate challenge. Rafting expeditions on the Arkansas River are classified according to their level of difficulty‚ although even the easiest is not for the timid.
Ambitious hikers head for the famously difficult Barr Trail...
As an avid runner‚ Dan Cleveland has taken as few as four hours to high-tail it up the 13-mile‚ half-marathon route on Pikes Peak. As executive director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition‚ though‚ Cleveland urges people to take their time while exploring Colorado’s most famous mountain – and for that matter‚ the entire region.
“There is an incredible variety of rock formations‚ vegetation and wildlife to observe around here‚” says Cleveland‚ whose nonprofit organization works to preserve...
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