Outdoors companies including RockyMounts and Timberleaf Teardrop Trailers are drawn to the quality of life and tax breaks.
Many would-be climbers get their information on social media where it’s easy to find selfie shots and GoPro video highlighting “epic” adventures.
As Garden of the Gods, Conundrum Hot Springs and Hanging Lake experience record visitors, park officials are scrambling for solutions.
The area, set to open to the public this summer, is one of the few nature spaces within 30 miles of Denver.
While Costilla County has only 3,524 residents, due to its unique history it has more than 45,000 landowners, mostly absentee.
The plan designed to limit visitors to 615 per day and help preserve the lake's fragile ecosystem is still awaiting a formal record of decision from the Forest Service.
After the Colorado state legislature codified what e-bikes are and where they can go, many open space managers are deciding if e-bikes are right for them.
"There's many opportunities to make this a better state, and I don't see how the Olympics fit into that," said former Gov. Dick Lamm.
The second and final online forum for public questions will be Feb. 24.
After Eric Ashby drowned in the Arkansas River, his companions failed to alert anyone for days. Ashby’s father wants to make their conduct criminal.