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  • LOST LAKE LOOP

    LOST LAKE LOOP

    posted by Bill Houghton WHAT TO KNOW: The trail depicted on the USGS map is not a loop. You must be a bit adventurous, have good map reading skills, come properly equipped to deal with adverse environmental conditions, deal with stream...

  • MIDDLE & UPPER COLUMBINE TRAILS - NORTH CHEYENNE CANYON

    MIDDLE & UPPER COLUMBINE TRAILS - NORTH CHEYENNE CANYON

    The Columbine Trails,  Middle and Upper sections, are great Hiking or running workouts, close to the city, and can be done in a morning or afternoon.  With the trails so steep, stop and enjoy the views as you go both up and down the canyon.
  • MINERAL BELT TRAIL - SKI INTO HISTORY

    MINERAL BELT TRAIL - SKI INTO HISTORY

    posted by Bill Houghton WHAT TO KNOW: In contrast to the more backcountry folks, this is the civilized, and educational, way to get exercise on a winter day. The town of Leadville maintains a loop around the town that is groomed,...

  • SKI MOUNT MASSIVE GOLF COURSE

    SKI MOUNT MASSIVE GOLF COURSE

    posted by BILL HOUGHTON WHAT TO KNOW:  The golf course at Leadville (Mt Massive) is another winter option in the area. It is a primitive, rustic, minimally operated location but provides a great practice area for classic or skate skiing at...

  • TENNESSEE PASS NORDIC CENTER

    TENNESSEE PASS NORDIC CENTER

    BILL HOUGHTON WHAT TO KNOW: History and recreation are combined at Tennessee Pass and the training grounds for the 10th Mountain Division. The reward for making this effort is food service at the warming hut, Ski Cooper or Leadville. An...

  • GOLD RUN NORDIC CENTER

    GOLD RUN NORDIC CENTER

    BILL HOUGHTON WHAT TO KNOW:  GOLD RUN NORDIC CENTER is a much more “refined and civilized” approach to nordic skiing. This recreational area has something for almost everyone during the winter season. There are ski, snowshoe and fat bike rentals,...

  • BRECKENRIDGE NORDIC CENTER

    BRECKENRIDGE NORDIC CENTER

    BILL HOUGHTON  ABOUT THE NORDIC CENTER: Breckenridge Nordic Center is the closest permanent cross-country ski area to Colorado Springs. It is easily the most complete, challenging nordic ski area we've reviewed.  WHAT TO KNOW:  The warming hut has good facilities including...

  • JETBOIL'S GENESIS BASECAMP: Forks Up!

    JETBOIL'S GENESIS BASECAMP: Forks Up!

    The Genesis Basecamp System is an all-in-one backcountry cooking system that stows neatly into itself. The dual-burners can standalone, or hook-up with other Jetlink-compatible stoves to create an outdoor cooking range.
  • Trippin' with TEPUI!

    Trippin' with TEPUI!

    Mountain Chalet now offers, for sale and for rental, TEPUI Soft Shell Roof Top Tents.  One of our Chalet Crew took a tent out for a spin.  Here's his trip experiences.