Table of contents 5280 May 2016
Parts of the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge—which is located on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant—will soon open to the public for recreational use. The FBI agent who raided the facility in the 1980s says the area isn’t safe. What if he’s right?
Visit these walkable (and bikable) neighborhoods to see just how creative endeavors are helping reshape the Mile High City.
Looking for a new place to call home? We crunched the numbers—and made a few judgment calls—to come up with our second annual list of the Mile High City’s most livable neighborhoods.
From the Editor
A letter from the editor of our May 2016 issue.
How to hang 10 in the landlocked Centennial State.
The mayor's affordable housing plan has exceeded expectations—so far. But the future of reasonable rent remains in doubt.
Denver isn’t just preserving affordable housing. It’s also building multifamily residences where rents for one-bedrooms top out at $1,200.
What you don't know about our legendary music venue.
If the houses in Littleton’s newest development look a little familiar—well, that’s by design.
You don’t need a mid-mod house to live a mid-mod lifestyle.
A first-of-its-kind bell that honors America’s fallen troops debuts at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
SaraBella Fishing targets women with its new Signature Teal rod.
Eat, drink, and ride like a local on these new Colorado bike-cations.
The best part about planning a trip is buying new (Colorado-designed) equipment.
Incorporate playful patterns and cheerful pops of color into your wardrobe this season.
5280’s food editor turns to her own childhood as she looks for ways to connect with her nearly tweenage daughter.
Baby gear guru Jamie Grayson just made Denver home, and he’s unpacking all of the cool kid stuff Mile High City parents need.
How a mining law that dates to the 1870s is limiting access to backcountry recreation trails and posing a threat to Colorado’s wild spaces.
Eat & Drink
With spirited Italian cooking and a lively atmosphere, Bar Dough a good sign for Denver.
A Tex-Mex chain delivers on its promise of “damn good” tacos.
Cool off with Osaka Ramen’s spicy riff on the classic Mexican cocktail.
The Eat Pray Love author comes to town with a new book.
One food lover finds that the culinary unknown can taste like home.
Playing tour guide this year? Take your guests to a few of Denver's most iconic spots—and then show them how to eat like a local.
What six famous Coloradans endorse—and what we think should get their stamps of approval.