Rafael Montiel of Columbia riding for Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antioquia leads the group of the leader's jersey through the fans as they climb Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. Montiel won the king of the mountains jersey after placing second on Lookout Mountain.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

USA Pro Challenge To Affect Motorists Across The State

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Denver Police Department have released information about how the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will affect travel for motorists.


(L-R) Levi Leipheimer riding for Team Radioshack in first place, Tejay Van Garderen riding for Team HTC-Highroad in the best young rider's jersey in third place and Christian Vande Velde riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo in second place celebrate with champagne on the podium for the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Leipheimer Set To Defend USA Pro Cycling Challenge Title

Nearly five months after breaking his leg in a training accident in Spain, Levi Leipheimer will begin defense of his USA Pro Cycling Challenge title Monday in hopes of claiming his first overall victory this season.



Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip To Telluride

Try a day trip to Telluride; just one tank of gas (depending on the car, of course) should get you there, and there are even awesome stops along the way.


1 Dies In Backcountry Avalanche South Of Telluride

A Colorado man has died in an avalanche on Ophir Pass, near Telluride.


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Alaska Troopers Say Colorado Skier Was Killed In Avalanche

Alaska State Troopers say a 35-year-old skier from Colorado has died and another person has been injured in an avalanche northwest of Haines, in southeast Alaska.


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Snowmobiler From Colorado Missing After Avalanche In Utah

Rescue crews are searching for a snowmobiler from Colorado after an avalanche in Utah on Saturday.


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Colorado Man Died On One Of Toughest US Ice Climbs

A nationally known ice climber who died after falling 60 feet in Colorado over the weekend was attempting to ascend a 365-foot waterfall regarded as one of the most challenging ice climbs in the United States.


The peloton passes through town during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011, in Gunnison.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Schedule Announced For USA Pro Cycling Challenge

USA Pro Cycling Challenge race officials have announced the 12 host cities that will serve as starts and finishes for the second annual stage race next year.


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Small Plane Crashes In Colorado En Route To Aspen

A Federal Aviation Administration official says a small plane has crashed near Telluride.


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Hundreds Ski Free At Crested Butte’s Opening Day

Crested Butte Mountain Resort says more than 2,300 people took it up on its offer of free lift tickets on its opening day.