STORIES

Iowa Outdoors Episode 806
Jul 11, 2018 | 27 min

On a special episode of Iowa Outdoors, we share the stories of those working to help those of us with disabilties enjoy the outdoors. We'll join in on the fun-for-all-ages, special needs experience of Camp Courageous. Cast a line with disabled veterans enjoying the amenities of Rathbun Lake. Hop on bikes custom built for any and all who wish to ride.

 

Cordova Park | Iowa by Air
May 30, 2018 | 2 min

Rise above the waters of Red Rock Reservoir to see all of Cordova Park.

Black Hawk State Park trail
May 30, 2018 | 2 min

Take a virtual bike ride around the relaxing coast of Black Hawk State Park.

Ewing Park Flow Trail
May 30, 2018 | 7 min

Mountain biking continues gaining popularity, and now riders can enjoy a series of trails that are the first of their kind in central Iowa. They're called flow trails, described as bike-powered rollercoaster made of dirt. We followed along from the very beginning as a crew specializing in this type of construction built the new trails at Ewing Park in southeast Des Moines.

Youth Outdoor Skills Day
May 30, 2018 | 7 min

The opportunities for outdoor recreation are virtually boundless; however, in order to discovering your outdoor passion isn’t always easy. In Jackson County an annual event aims specifically to show youth a handful of activities there are to enjoy out in nature.

Iowa Outdoors Episode 805
May 30, 2018 | 27 min

Pedal over a brand new, high-flying cycle adventure in Iowa’s capital city, climb an eastern Iowa mountain of trash turned into greenspace and spend quality time with young Iowans honing their outdoors skills.
 

Mount Trashmore
May 30, 2018 | 7 min

Generations ago, a towering pile of trash south of Cedar Rapids was dubbed Mount Trashmore. When the "mountain" grew after the 2008 floods, Iowans began an effort to turn trash into outdoor recreation.

Iowa Outdoors Episode 804
May 23, 2018 | 27 min

Race through the trails near Elkader in northeast Iowa, follow the efforts of birders to rebuild a lasting conservation legacy and examine the impact of chronic wasting disease on the Iowa deer population.

Motor Motor 5k Run
May 23, 2018 | 8 min

The Turkey River Valley provides a perfect vistas for experiencing the outdoors and learning all it has to offer. But it also a great backdrop for a competitive five kilometer race.

Althea Sherman Tower
May 23, 2018 | 7 min

A group of Iowa birding enthusiasts have spent much of the past decade fighting to preserve a piece of Althea Sherman's conservation legacy. Tucked into a corner of the Cedar River valler in eastern Iowa, this chimney swift tower is bringing back the birds and interest in one of Iowa's premiere ornithalogists.