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Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More

By on August 16, 2018

From the 14,000-foot summit of America’s Mountain to the depths of nearby underground caverns, the Pikes Peak region of Colorado’s Front Range can be a cool place to play.


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The Wild Animal Sanctuary: Keeping Creatures Safe in Keenesburg

By on June 12, 2017

Lions and tigers and bears – plus wolves, bobcats, coyotes and other large carnivores – call the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, home. The sanctuary, 30 miles northeast…

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Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

By on May 2, 2017

While many Colorado towns were settled by miners and ranchers, the appeal of Colorado Springs, the second largest city in Colorado, was its climate and culture.  In the late…

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Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

By on August 30, 2011

The unpaved highway rises and dips like a lazy rollercoaster as we roll along on the plains east of Colorado Springs toward Calhan. At the last crest, the animal…

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Sky Ride: A New View of the Zoo

By on May 17, 2010

The chairlift seat slides smoothly under us and lifts us to the sky. Below, we can see grizzly bears wrestling with each other on the edge of a pond.


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