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The Challenge of Orienteering

By Dougald MacDonald

Welcome to the confounding and addictive world of competitive orienteering, a blend of cross-country running and navigation, with brains and woods sense counting more than brawn.

Backroad Driving

By Chris Collard

Ditch the pavement and play in the dirt-your guide to motoring beyond the blacktop. A National Geographic Adventure story.

Colorado's Multi-Day Mountain Bike Tours

By Ted Stedman

Think of it as backpacking with a mountain bike through a variety of Colorado landscapes: these four outstanding multi-day rides will wear you out but leave you begging for more

Colorados Top 50 Campsites

Whether you crave backcountry adventure or a more leisurely camping experience, there is a campground in Colorado that fits the bill.

Crested Butte's Trail 403

By David Nelson

You'll need better than average bike-handling skills for the 23-plus-mile loop through scenic Colorado.

Colorado Trail Singletrack

Sections of the 480-mile Colorado Trail near Denver offer some of the best single-track trail riding in the state.

Durango's Dry Fork Loop

By David Nelson

Several miles of creek-side trail with a gradual climb and a one-mile vertical haul of switchbacks--all close to town in the San Juan National Forest.

A Pearl of a Pass

By David Nelson

Crested Butte to Aspen via Pearl Pass--40 sensational miles of challenging backcountry for the seasoned mountain bike rider.

Hill Climbs

By Erik Scmidt

Want to be King of the Mountains? Test your mettle against the 'baddest' hill climbs in America.

Comet Hale-Bopp & the Saber

By Glenn Randall

Learn about this once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity from an expert in outdoor photography.

Time to Hit the (Water) Trail

By Dennis Stuhaug

Granite islands of Maine, the easy flowing California River, Colorado whitewater, the Hudson River Gorge and Wisconsin's playful Wolf.

Whitewater Raft Trips:

By Ann Beman

"I am in need of a whitewater rafting trip suitable for a 41-year-old mother who acts 25, two athletic 12-year-old twin girls, and a husband who doesn't swim."

Top Ten in Colorado

By Elizabeth Covington

We dare you to top this list of 10 Colorado ski descents. From classics routes to expert runs to easy days, you'll want to try them all.

Key Hole Route, Longs Peak

By Nancy Prichard

Hikers and mountaineers from all over the world flock to Rocky Mountain National Park to ascend beautiful and challenging mountains. The grand prize is the 14,255-foot Longs Peak.

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

By Nancy Prichard

The Missouri Gulch Trail in Collegiate Peaks Wilderness is a spectacular and pristine destination for both hikers and climbers.

Bigfoot Sighting

By Jason Lathrop

A drop-out of the corporate world, Dave 'Bigfoot' Felkley, Colorado's snowshoe guru, advocates a simple life and a winter walk (or run) in the woods.

Family Resorts for Winter Adventure

By Jason Lathrop

Destination resorts around the country that cater to family winter adventures: from snowshoeing to sleigh riding; from skiing to skating.

Western Colorado's Grand Valley

By Altrec.com Staff

Kokopelli's Trail reigns supreme for both hardcore adventurers and low-key cyclists looking for a fun day trip.

Lowry Air Force Base

By David Nelson

Here's a short, easy, flat ride on old runways in an abandoned military facility.

Meadow Mountain Loop

By David Nelson

The loop ride on Meadow Mountain is a good route for single-track novices and experts alike.

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