It’s been a wild ride, 2018. Here are a few of our most popular stories from the year.

1. The Saga of the Breckenridge Troll

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One of the last photos of the troll intact. Photo Credit: Hugh Carey/Summit Daily via AP

A wooden troll appeared in Breckenridge. Months later, it went viral across the web. This leads to an unexpected chain of events.

Read about the troll here.

2. “This Road to Nowhere Leads to a Tiny Town You Can’t Miss”

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

Seth Boster’s piece about one tiny town in Colorado piques the curiosity of thousands.

Find his piece about “Colorado’s darkest town” here. For additional reading, check out this piece about why the skies there are so dark.

3. “Are There Grizzly Bears in Colorado?”

Photo Credit: Gregory Slobirdr Smith (Flickr)

This piece written by Spencer McKee asks the question of whether or not grizzly bears still roam Colorado, looking aspects of the topic like misidentification, the history of bears in the state, and how sightings can be reported. You can also listen to Spencer talk about this topic on the “Mile High Sports Outdoor Show” podcast in an hour-long episode from October 14.

For additional reading about grizzly bears in the Centennial State, check out this piece by Scott Rappold.

4. Future Uncertain for Pikes Peak Cog Railway

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Manitou Springs Cog Railway on the Pikes Peak summit.

After making national news by shutting down in the previous year, this article came as one of the first updates to this continuing story about the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Many rejoice as the likelihood of the Cog re-opening is now high.

5. “The “Free Things” Road Trip Around the Front Range”

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Garden of the Gods is known as America’s favorite park. Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo Credit: SWKrullImaging (iStock)

What’s better about experiencing Colorado? When you can do it for free. This road trip around the Front Range could have you spending nothing but gas money. Check it out here.

Find more road trips here.

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