Welcome to the Pikes Peak Outdoors Blog. This is where you'll find stories and snapshots from our local experts to inform your recreational pursuits in our beautiful region. If there are subjects you would like to see us cover in this Blog, let us know.
So grab a cup of coffee or a beer, sit down, and get informed and inspired. Enjoy!
“Can I ride my E-bike there?”
E-bikes have been a subject of controversy since their creation. Here in the City of Colorado Springs, our downtown bike share program, PikeRide, has changed out to a full e-bike fleet making it even easier to get around! (See Details about PikeRide HERE.) At the Summer Outdoor Retailer Demo Day, I (Becky) tried my […]keyboard_arrow_rightRead More
The 5 Steps of Avalanche Safety
Article Submitted to coloradoski.com by Caleigh Smith on Tue, 02/20/2018 As the snow continues to pile up in Colorado Ski Country, we think it’s as good a time as any to provide you with some resources for how to stay safe in the backcountry as well as in-bounds at certain resorts where avalanches could potentially be a hazard. […]keyboard_arrow_rightRead More
What Search and Rescue Workers Want You to Carry
Don’t become a rescue statistic Article written by Andy Cochrane for OutsideOnline.com Most outdoor gear can be broken down into three distinct categories: like to have, nice to have, and must-have. Hammocks, camp chairs, and summit beers fall comfortably into the first category. Spare wool socks, bug spray, and thick air mattress are all nice-to-have […]keyboard_arrow_rightRead More
Five Fun To-Do’s Before Summer’s End
Between shopping for school clothes, getting our kids set up for school, and other indications that summer is ending, we may run out of time for extended road trips and long get-a-ways. What’s an outdoors person to do? Here are five fun to-do’s to get you outside in these last days of summer. Victor Celebrates […]keyboard_arrow_rightRead More
New Garden of the Gods shuttle makes visiting the park easier
On a rare rainy day this summer, I rode with Carmen, also known around these parts as “Diamond Lil,” on her route as a driver for the Garden of the Gods Park Shuttle. Carmen has driven the shuttle, operated by Adventures Out West, pretty much since day one of this inaugural season. The Shuttle has […]keyboard_arrow_rightRead More
Drown that campfire!
It’s a well established rule of camping and backpacking that you put out your campfire before you pack up and leave. And “put out” means that the fire has to be thoroughly drowned with water. Not just covered with dirt, or with a little splash of water, but really wet. You should be able to […]keyboard_arrow_rightRead More