For the latest edition of Mike Nelson's Colorado, the 7NEWS anchor team is leaving the news desk and hitting the road to spotlight some of the fun adventures and things to do around our state.
7NEWS chief meteorologist Mike Nelson spent a day at the Royal Gorge. Mike, his wife, Cindy, and his mother-in-law, Gladys, rode the railroad through the gorge. Don't worry, he and Gladys are good friends and travel buddies. They even went for a helicopter ride together. See the scenery from the train and go along with Mike as he tries the extreme zip line course at Royal Gorge Zip Line tours.
7NEWS anchor Anne Trujillo said she would never go skydiving. Then she had a change of heart, surprising her husband, by taking him to fulfill one of his "bucket-list" dreams. See Anne and her husband, Mike, suit up for the jump of a lifetime.
Have you seen people on surfboard-looking things on rivers or lakes in Colorado? It's called Stand Up Paddle Boarding and 7SPORTS anchor Lionel Bienvenu took his family to give it a try at Evergreen Lake. Despite a rain storm that day, Lionel's boys did great and Lionel and his wife, Heidi, did well, too. Learn just how easy it is to give this emerging new sports a try.
7NEWS anchor Mike Landess goes underground for his adventure. He takes us into a missile silo where visitors are now welcomed into a place that was once top secret.
Have you heard of glamping? It's camping but with a glamorous twist. 7NEWS resident camper and photojournalist Major King takes us to Horsetooth Reservoir where Larimer County has bought and refurbished an Airstream. That means glampers get air conditioning, TV, a sound system, even a shower! We'll take you inside.
And if you want to get a little more wild -- then don't miss the lions, tigers, bears and other stars at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Weld County. Mike Nelson takes the family, including the newest member, grandson, Liam, to the sanctuary to check out the "Mile into the Wild" -- a boardwalk that takes visitors past the habitats of the rescued carnivores.
Check out these Colorado adventures in our Discover Colorado section: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/lifestyle/discover_colorado