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SPRING IN THE ROCKIES

SPRING IN THE ROCKIES

What better way to enjoy the snow than to go check on some new zones in my old backyard of Salida, Colorado? I gathered a crew of Will Colemen and Lawrence Housley to go tick…

Canyoneering In Southeast Utah

Canyoneering in Southeast Utah

When Osprey, the backpacking company, reached out to Mountain Chalet to join a small group of specialty outdoor retailers to “talk shop” on an adventure in the canyonlands of southeast Utah, no one jumped higher at the opportunity than the shortest person in the shop. Store co-owner, Elaine Smith, got to spend five days in early April exploring a beautiful part of the great American Southwest.

Ute Valley Park

Ute Valley Park

DIRECTIONS From northbound I-25: Exit at Rockrimmon (exit #147) and go west on Rockrimmon Blvd. Turn left on Vindicator Dr. The parking lot will be on your left. From southbound I-25: Exit at Woodmen (exit #149) and…

Traditional Moderate Climbs In The Black Canyon

Traditional Moderate Climbs in the Black Canyon

Traditional Moderates in the Black Canyon: AKA…Welcome to the Black! by Phil Wortmann   To start with, the term “moderate” should not be misconstrued as meaning lacking in difficulty, especially in the Black. Advanced traditional…

Garden Of The Gods

Garden of the Gods

LINKS Garden of the Gods Visitor Center City of Colorado Springs Informational Page with Maps DIRECTIONS The Garden of the Gods has several access points. The Gateway entrance is across from the main Visitor Center…

Pulpit Rock Park

DIRECTIONS From downtown Colorado Springs, head north on Nevada Ave. Shortly before Nevada reaches I-25, there are a couple entrances to a small, parallel road on the right lined with a few businesses. At the…