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A kayaker rips through a stretch of whitewater, using a rapid to invert herself into a twist before realigning and paddling downstream. On the side of the river, a small group of onlookers cheers the move. Some are locals stopping for a mid-ride rest while pedaling their bicycles across Colorado’s Vail Valley. Others are visitors […]

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How to bike the Palisade Plunge

From the high alpine of Colorado’s Grand Mesa, a rocky dirt trail wraps, winds, and eventually descends 6,000 feet to the town of Palisade below. Years in the planning and construction, the Palisade Plunge will offer mountain bikers — and even hikers or horseback riders in some areas — access to lands and views that […]