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Top of the Town 2015

153 ways to re-energize your summer (and the rest of the year).

5280

July 2015

From the Editor

Features

The Potato Kings

How two engineers—along with rarefied potatoes, Colorado water, and the finest distilling equipment—are redefining vodka.

A Warrior’s Creed

Ten years ago, Littleton native and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Jr. died in Afghanistan so that one of his teammates might live.

The Absolute Best Colorado Workouts for You

Whether you’re into free weights, high-intensity interval training, spin classes, yoga, or gymnastics, we’ve found 29 places in Denver—and beyond!—to break a sweat.

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Rhapsody In Red

The inside story of Devotchka's annual performance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Rocket Man

How Eric Coffman overcame a devastating accident and became the coolest spaceship designer you've ever heard about.

Front Range

Uphill Battle

Boulder's Hill neighborhood is no longer just for college kids.

Fútbol Field Trip

The kickoff for the MLS All-Star game (July 29) isn’t until 7 p.m. That means you’ve got all day to explore the northwest metro area around Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

The Unusual Suspects

Colorado’s lineup of professional athletes extends far beyond the Broncos, Rockies, Avs, and Nuggets. But would you recognize any of them on the street?

By the Numbers: Hipcamp

The California-based Yelp-meets-Airbnb for campers comes to Colorado this summer.

Lost And Found On RTD

The strangest things people have left on our buses and trains.

Meter Reader

A Denver startup aims to make finding parking spots easier—and cheating the meter harder.

Southward Expansion

The metro area's newest burb starts development south of Chatfield Reservoir.

Night Vision

A look at Longs Peak by moonlight.

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Do This, Eat That

Four mountain adventures and what to eat afterward to replenish the calories you burned.

Sky Climbing

Salida boasts a jungle gym of epic proportions.

Furniture With A Purpose

Purpose And Pine seeks to shrink our carbon footprint with reclaimed furniture.

Top Runners Talk

Three elite distance runners talk about their record-holding routes.

Run Your Own Way

Compete against the best while running alone with Colorado's FKT trend.

Upgrade Your Airbnb Rental

Property owners are tapping interior designers to get top dollar for their short-term rentals.

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Colorado Strong

Hitting the gym is swell for routine maintenance, but you won’t find better workouts than what the Centennial State’s natural landscape provides.

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