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  1. The 10 Commandments of Mountain Running in the Rockies

    The challenge of the hills is waiting. Dial in your skills for mountain running with these Colorado mountain running tips.

  2. Ski (or Snowshoe) to a Colorado Backcountry Feast

    Turkey and stuffing are great, but for an unforgettable holiday meal, why not consider a Colorado backcountry feast? Here, 3 ways to dig in.

  3. A Quick and Dirty Guide to Road Running in Denver

    The Mile High City is chock-full of spots for a run. Here's where to lace up your sneakers for some great road running in Denver.

  4. An Ode to Mount Sanitas, Boulder’s Favorite Backyard Trail Run

    From steep, technical grunts to smooth, gradual climbs, Mount Sanitas has it all. Here, a look at what makes this Boulder icon so special.

  5. The Captivating Story of Staunton State Park

    Staunton State Park is Colorado's newest state park. Visit it now to take advantage of its pristine wilderness.

  6. Insider’s Guide to Spectating the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado

    The USA Pro Challenge in Colorado will showcase cycling elites battling it out over 617 grueling miles. Here, a handy spectator's guide.

  7. 8 Awesome Whitewater Parks in Colorado

    With the water raging, now is prime time to visit these eight incredible whitewater parks in Colorado.

  8. Titans of the Trail: Chatting with the Mountain Running Legends of Boulder

    RootsRated sits down with four iconic mountain running legends of Boulder -- Buzz Burrell, Scott Jurek, Anton Krupicka, and Darcy Piceu.

  9. How to Pick a 2016-2017 Colorado Ski Pass

    Ski season will be here before you know it. Here's everything you need to know about choosing a 2015-2016 Colorado ski pass.

  10. Fat Biking Around Boulder: The Perfect Way to Ride Out Winter

    With plenty of options for fat biking around Boulder, you can scratch the itch to hop on the saddle, even when the weather isn't cooperating.

  11. 5 Terrific Technical Boulder Trail Runs

    Roots, stone steps, scrambles to the summit, and, of course, boulders: The best technical Boulder trail runs are sure to test your mettle.

  12. 6 Outdoors Tips from Angry Boulder Locals

    Boulder's cranky locals have some great tips on outdoors etiquette (once they stop complaining about how there's "no vacancy" in Colorado, that is).

  13. A Quick and Dirty Guide to Some of the Best Climbing in Boulder

    In town that's very well known for its climbing, here is a quick guide to some of the best climbing in Boulder, CO according to locals.

  14. Quandary Peak - Your First Winter 14er

    Quandary Peak is Colorado's best 14er to start your winter mountain hiking adventures.

  15. A Quick and Dirty Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding Near Boulder

    From avoiding the lines to where to après, our insider guide is chock full of intel for skiing and snowboarding near Boulder, Colorado.

  16. The Arkansas River: Where the Brown Trout Reigns

    The Arkansas River originates in the Colorado Rockies and carves its way for 150 miles through some of Colorado's finest mountain scenery.

  17. The Best Stretch of the South Platte River: Colorado's Dream Stream

    One of the most unique and highly prized stretches of the South Platte River is the one known to anglers far and wide as the "Dream Stream."

  18. Forever Wild and Scenic: The Cache La Poudre River

    Beginning high in the Rockies and making its way down to the plains of Colorado, the Cache La Poudre River is a Wild and Scenic River with world-class trout fishing.

  19. A Trout Fisherman's Dream Come True: The Middle Section of the Blue River

    Though it may require more advanced techniques, the Middle Section of the Blue River has some of the best trout fishing in all of Colorado.

  20. A Backyard River for the Front Range Angler: The South Platte

    Though somewhat less majestic than some sections of the South Platte River, the urban stretch near Denver is home to some surprisingly fantastic carp and trout fishing.

  21. 800 Miles in 7 Days: A Quintessential Colorado Road Trip

    Combine the glory of the open road with the solace of the mountains on this classic, seven-day Colorado road trip from Denver.

  22. A Conversation with Eric Larsen: Boulder’s Polar Explorer

    RootsRated talks with Boulder local and badass polar explorer Eric Larsen about training, climate change, and his new show on Animal Planet.

  23. Quad Busters: 5 Colorado Cycling Events in 2016 to Put on Your Calendar Now

    From quad-killing climbs to coveted finisher medals, Colorado cycling events in 2016 promise plenty of adventure. Here, 5 not to miss.

  24. Beat the Winter Blues: 6 Perfectly Cozy Cottages, Huts, and Cabins in Colorado

    A warm fire in these cozy cottages, huts, and cabins in Colorado offers a perfect way to end a day of winter adventure. Here, 6 great picks.

  25. Winter Weather Rx: 4 Indoor Ways to Feel Outdoorsy in Colorado

    As much as we love winter adventures, sometimes the weather isn't so much fun. Here, four indoor ways to feel outdoorsy in Colorado.

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