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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

James McGrogan (credit: CBS)

Search For Missing Hiker Suspended Due To Weather

After days of combing through the backcountry, the search for a missing hiker has been called off.

03/18/2014

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Skier Survives Being Caught In Avalanche

A backcountry skier survived being caught in an avalanche on Sunday.

03/16/2014

Avalanche Mitigation

Avalanche Danger In Colorado At An All-Time High

Experts are saying the size and frequency of the most recent avalanches are unlike anything they’ve seen before.

02/17/2014

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CDOT Conducting Avalanche Mitigation In The High Country

The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing what it can to keep drivers safe in the high country by conducting avalanche mitigation.

02/16/2014

The area where the slide occurred (credit: CBS)

Missing Skier’s Body Found After Avalanche Near Keystone

The body of a Colorado man who was missing after an avalanche or series of avalanches in Summit County near Keystone Resort has been found.

02/11/2014

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Wildlife Officials Taking Aerial Survey Of Herds

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are alerting people that they shouldn’t be alarmed if they see aircraft flying over backcountry wildlife habitat over the next few months.

12/10/2013

Ian Lamphere, top left, Ryan Novack, bottom left, Chris Peters, bottom center, Rick Gaukel, lower right, Joseph Timlin, top right (credit: CBS)

Avalanche Danger High In Colorado After Slide Kills 5

The avalanche danger is high in Colorado’s northern and central mountains following one of the nation’s deadliest avalanches.

04/22/2013

Avalanche Warning For Southwestern Colorado

Avalanche forecasters are warning outdoor enthusiasts to stay out of the backcountry in southwestern Colorado after some areas received up to two feet of snow.

02/29/2012

Jesse Csincsak (credit: CBS)

‘Bachelor’ Contestant Rescues Mother & Son From Backcountry

An Arvada woman and her son are crediting a backcountry guide for saving their lives.

02/18/2012

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