The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

The Maroon Bells. Photo Credit: AndrewSoundarajan (iStock).

As 2019 comes to a close, here’s a look back at a few of the most popular OutThere Colorado ‘feature’ reads.

1. Abandoned ski resort could get new life in Colorado

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

Customers of the former ski resort in Cuchara ride the lift that has been abandoned since 2000. Local advocates are now trying to bring the lift back to life. Photo Courtesy: Paul ‘Snappy’ Smith.

In this article, Seth Boster takes readers to Cuchara Mountain Resort, a defunct ski hill that may get a second life. Read it here.

2. Remembering Colorado’s deadliest natural disaster

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

An image taken 6 months after the 2013 flooding of Big Thompson Canyon. Photo Credit: riverNorthPhotograph (iStock).

This article looks back at a massive flood that killed more than 100 people in Colorado. Read it here.

3. The Real Story Behind Denver’s Demonic Horse

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

Photo Credit: Mike Sinko (Flickr).

You’ve seen the horse outside of Denver International Airport. Now discover how it got there. Read it here.

4. The Twisted Tale of the Bodies Beneath Cheesman Park

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

Photo Credit: david_shankbone (Flickr).

In this article, Spencer McKee digs deep into rumors that bodies might be buried in one of Denver’s most popular parks. Read it here.

5. “Road to nowhere” leads to tiny can’t-miss town

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

The panoramic mountain view that surrounds Westcliffe, Colorado. Photo Credit: Christian Murdock; Colorado Springs Gazette.

Welcome to one of the most isolated, most perfect tiny towns in Colorado. Read about it here.

6. What it’s like to plow Colorado’s most dangerous highway

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

Red Mountain Pass. Photo Credit: Christian Murdock; The Gazette

Liz Forster travels to southwest Colorado to hear the tales of snowplow drivers that operate alongside massive cliffs. Read it here.

7. Colorado’s “Little Rocky Mountain National Park”

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

A breathaking view of sunset clouds gathering over State Forest’s aspen groves with mountains in the background. Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

This piece explores a state park that is one of the largest, yet one of the least trafficked in the state. Read it here.

8. Are there grizzly bears in Colorado?

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

Photo Credit: Gregory Slobirdr Smith (Flickr)

Spencer McKee aims to answer the question of whether or not grizzly bears are present in Colorado in this piece. Read it here.

9. Surviving fourteener at cost of amputation for Colorado father

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

Nick Noland, 34, in the hospital with his two sons. Photo Courtesy: Nick Noland.

In this piece, Spencer McKee tells the story of Nick Noland, a man that survived a frigid night on Mount Shavano with dire consequences. Read it here.

10. Rare and wild beauty found at Wheeler Geologic Area

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town

Wheeler Geologic Area. Photo Credit: snowpeak (Flickr)

Find one of Colorado’s most unique landscapes just outside of Creede, featuring spires, cliffs, hoodoos, and winding canyons. Read about it here.

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