Colorado River

Beyond the Slopes: 7 Best Things to Do in Vail

World-class skiing under a bluebird sky isn’t the only reason to head to Vail, Colorado. This iconic valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountains has …

Colorado

5 Things to Know: 44 amazing Black Friday deals on Amazon

Here are five trending stories Saturday evening.<p><b>Now on Amazon.com: 44 amazing Black Friday deals</b><p>Happy almost Black Friday! This year, out of more …

Shopping

1 missing , 1 dead in boating accident on mouth of Colorado River

- Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing boater after the vessel he was on capsized near the mouth of the Colorado River.<p>Around 10:30 a.m. …

Corpus Christi

Colorado River's connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair

University of Oregon-led research provides a new interpretation of how one of America's great rivers got linked to the ocean amid tectonic influences …

Colorado

Colorado Moves to Dismiss Suit Establishing Personhood for Colorado River

Colorado is not amused with the rights of nature case, "Colorado River v. Colorado," and has moved to dismiss the environmental lawsuit.

Denver

The Grand Canyon, Solo

<i>Quite a few innovative river trips have happened in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River recently, but few have gone viral like David Roberts’s</i> …

Kayaking

Farm vs. City: California Landmark Water-Sharing Deal May Be Crumbling

One of the nation’s most successful partnerships between farm and urban water agencies has lately run into serious turbulence, potentially …

Water

"Nature Has Rights": Activists Call for a Legal Transformation

The Colorado River runs through Grand Canyon National Park. (Photo: Jacalyn Engler)A lawsuit filed in Denver district court by the Colorado River …

Rights & Freedoms

WASU Part 5:Across the Colorado

My journey across Southern Utah has been intense.<p>It has been a journey that has made use of the outdoor skills acquired over the years. My gear and …

National Parks

California approves rescue plan for shrinking Salton Sea

SAN DIEGO – California regulators on Tuesday approved a plan to spend nearly $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the state's largest lake, a vital migratory stop for birds and a buffer against swirling dust in farming towns.<p>Funding for the Salton Sea is unclear but the plan enjoyed …

Business

Video: The River Keeper - Rafting the Colorado

This video comes our way courtesy of Outside Magazine and features some of the best scenery in the American West. We'll join river guides Amy Martin …

Colorado

Essential Arizona Reading List

Arizona’s breathtaking natural landscapes and wild rivers have captivated everyone from adventure seekers to scientists—and there’s no shortage of incredible books based on their experiences. Here are a few of Martin’s favorites.<p>The Emerald Mile<p><i>by Kevin Fedarko</i><p>This compelling, …

Adventure Travel

Photo Gallery: A Few of Amy's Best Shots

Adventure Travel

The River Keeper

There’s a mesmerizing quality to Amy Martin’s photographs that can be hard to describe—an interplay of angles, intensity, and light that imbue the canyon with a honeyed glow that makes it feel warm and inviting. The viewer is sometimes behind an oar, peering downriver, or in a raft, watching the …

Adventure Travel

Meet the Man That Traveled 600 Miles Across Colorado in 12 Days

<b>Eric Larsen</b> is quickly becoming a well-known name for his adventures traveling across the Arctic. He is revered for planning and executing …

Outdoors

Colorado’s Top Adventure Towns

Colorado is definitely adventure central—but it’s more than just a place to play and find deep meaning in big mountains. It’s a state that embraces …

Hiking

Trump to reconsider Grand Canyon uranium mining ban

The Trump administration is targeting for review a uranium mining ban that former President Barack Obama instituted in the watershed of the Grand …

Environment

The $383 Million Plan to Save California's Artificial Desert 'Sea'

Picture a beach next to a blue lake under the bright California skies, its water twinkling as the sun catches gentle waves, and birds cruising on the …

Colorado

Rising temperatures sucking water out of the Colorado River

<i>The All American Canal, which carries Colorado River into the Imperial Valley in Southern California. California uses more Colorado River water than</i> …

Southern California

“Wopo” Holup, artist and public art champion, dies at 80

Phyllis Anna “Wopo” Holup, a public artist whose work is displayed in Colorado and across the country, died last month in her New York City home. She …

Denver

Our Antidepressants Are Harming Marine Animals

An estimated 13 percent of Americans are currently taking prescription medication for depression, a 65 percent increase since the early 2000s. These …

Colorado

ENVE M-Series mountain bike wheels available, with a dose of #MondayMotivation

Back in August we took a close look at ENVE’s overhauled second generation M Series carbon wheels that might just eliminate pinch flats. Thanks to a …

Mountains

Colorado River Agriculture : Image of the Day

Looking down on the desert vistas of the southwestern United States, an astronaut took this photograph of a short section of the Colorado River. This …

Colorado

Colorado AG asks court to dismiss lawsuit that wants “person” status for Colorado River

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an environmental group and five of its members who want to …

Denver

Environmental Pollution Is Deadlier Than Smoking, War, AIDS or Hunger, Experts Find

In 1970, Congress pushed forward the Clean Air Act, which took aggressive steps to monitor and control pollutants in the environment via federal …

Colorado

A Climber’s Guide to Moab

With easy access to literally thousands of routes on hard, high-quality sandstone—not to mention soaring red cliffs, out-of-this-world rock …

Backpacking

Between the rocks and the river on a weekend escape to Marble Canyon, Ariz.

When we sisters-in-law (one in California, the other in Nevada) agreed to a midway Western weekend for the brothers, we should have known better. The setting and scenery would be grand, the river inviting and the amenities, well, less so. Arizona’s Marble Canyon and the upper Colorado River near …

National Parks

How Big is the Grand Canyon?

1,904 square miles of adventure<p>Millennia of erosion by the Colorado River, wind and volcanic activity created the deep gorge and steep canyon walls …

National Parks

For Native Americans, a river is more than a 'person,' it is also a sacred place

Native Americans view nature through their belief systems. A river or water does not only sustain life – it is sacred.<p>The environmental group Deep …

Native Americans

Philanthropy plus fun makes up 600-mile trek for Boulder adventurers

This Sunday, three Boulder adventurers will begin an 11-day bike, hike and pack raft expedition from Colorado's eastern border to the state's western …

Boulder