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Colorado a great place for soldier recovery


Last updated 2/16/2021 at 4:26pm

Courtesy of Marc Cattapan

A bicyclist rides down a trail in Crested Butte, Colo., as part of the Army Recovery Care Program.

By D.P. Taylor, Army Recovery Care Program  

The beauty of Crested Butte, Colorado, is truly staggering no matter what time of year it is. During wintertime, the snow-capped mountain towers over the East River Valley, while in the summer wildflowers burst into bloom, blanketing its slopes.

But it's more than a beautiful location - Crested Butte has become a pilgrimage of sorts for Soldiers from the Fort Carson Soldier Recovery Unit looking to tackle personal challenges by conquering the imposing mountain, which tops out at 12,170 feet above sea level.

It takes more than three hours to dr...

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