Blog Posts

  • The Future of Our Parks

  • Colorado Springs' Summer of Cycling!

  • Shaky Ground

  • Find Your Happy Place

  • 2014 Pedal Party- A community cruiser ride!

    Join us as we cruise through our 4th summer at the helm of the amazing UpaDowna Pedal Party. This family friendly, all ages cycling extravaganza is the perfect reason to saddle up and peddle around town during the beautiful summer months. Whether you ride a clunker, a fat bike, a trike, a unicycle, a tall big, small bike or anything in between we would be stoked to have you cruise with us this summer!
  • Location, location, location! Camp Set Up

    Believe it or not there is a bit of skill needed to find a place to call home on your camping trips. There is a right and a wrong way to do it. Knowing the best places to pitch a tent, as well as what hazards to watch for, can be crucial when camping.
  • Ultimate Survival #5

    You're soloing a new unfamiliar trail, and you're somehow off course. It's dark, it's cold, you are all alone. You are picking up on distant noises, your mind is wandering. What I am going to tell you next is the most important thing you can do, S.T.O.P. It's time to stop, think, observe, plan.
  • Colorado's 14ers Renamed!!!

    If you haven't heard the news by now, the Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl! One way our fine state of Colorado is supporting our team, is that Governor John Hickenlooper has announced a proclamation that will temporarily rename all of Colorado's 14ers! That's right folks each of our beloved state's 14,000' peaks will be named after a different player currently active on the Broncos roster.
  • Ultimate Survival #4

    Paracord has become quite the trend. You can find it everywhere now a days from Souvenir Shops to Technical Gear Stores. As trendy as it may be it has earned its place time and time again as an invaluable piece of gear for the weekend warriors to the bushcrafty survivalists. You can buy it in all sorts of forms now too, from premade specialty kits, to bracelets, to knife handles. P-cord is everywhere!
  • Barr Trail turns 100!

    In 1914, a young man by the name of Fred Barr and his father started to build one of Pikes Peak Region's most famous trails. When it was completed in 1921, it started out as a tourist burro ride. Now, this trail has turned into one of the most heavily traveled hikes due to traffic from the Manitou Incline as well as being a popular route to summit Pikes Peak (150,000 people a year) estimated by the USFS.