Shrine Ridge, between Copper Mountain and Vail, Colorado. The mountain ridge in the distance is the Ten Mile Range. 14,265 foot Quandary Peak is the pointed mountain near the center. In front of the Tenmile Range, slopes of Copper Mountain Resort can be seen on the left side of the darker ridge line.
Ouray, a quaint mountain town located in Western Colorado, has something unique and unparalleled in the world - an ice park, devoted exclusively to ice climbing. The park boasts hundreds of climbing routes over dramatic frozen waterfalls covering many miles of pristine mountain terrain. Its free and run by a volunteer made non profit organization.
Winter backpacking revolution: the 10th Mountain Division Huts The thirty-four 10th Mountain Division Huts are located throughout the Colorado Rockies, centered around the mountain towns of Aspen, Breckenridge, Leadville, and Vail. Most huts are accessible only by skis (alpine touring, telemark, or backcountry Nordic) or slowshoes. Rates are $30-$40 per person per night. You can find more information and make reservations at www.huts.org.