Research suggest that mountain pine beetles are maturing faster than previously thought with two generations of young bugs attacking vulnerable pine forests throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.
Colorado Recreation & Environment
The long Colorado Trail offers many day hikes, including an easy route toward Mt. Princeton in central Colorado.
Hikers enjoy a few choices when considering trails near the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness south of Fairplay, Colorado.
The dreaded mountain pine beetle is wreaking havoc on northern Front Range forests, according to aerial detection surveys.
Measurements at Niwot Ridge research station west of Boulder indicate changes to Colorado mountain zones are underway.