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The Guide to Camping in Colorado

A comprehensive look at setting up under the stars, including the 32 best places to camp in Colorado, tips on must-have gear, and gourmet (but easy!) recipes.

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June 2016

From the Editor

Features

The Epic Battle Over Who Will Be Able To Use A Proposed Backcountry Trail

As Coloradans, we believe it’s our right to recreate outdoors in our magnificent natural spaces. But what happens when advocacy groups can’t agree on who gets to use parts of our world-class wilderness? Inside the fight over one of the state’s most controversial dirt paths.

Denver’s Top Dentists 2016

Keep your mouth happy and healthy with our list of the 782 best dentists in Denver and beyond. Plus, learn how to care for your choppers (and gums!) when you trade the bathroom sink for a backcountry campsite.

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Front Range

Wall to Table

A Denver startup redefines what it means to eat local.

Upward Bound

Megan Mascarenas just graduated from high school, but she’s already one of the nation’s best female climbers.

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Bike Worms

Golden opens a new bike library.

Paint By Number

Making a timeless work of art gallery-ready requires quite a bit of time—roughly 35 hours in the case of Elaine de Kooning’s “Bullfight.”

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Eat and Drink

Trendspotting: Babka

This decadent treat is the hottest thing since, well, sliced bread.

Liquid Gold

How the CSA model has gone to the bees.

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The Time Nirvana Played The Gothic

Twenty-five years ago, a little-known grunge band from Seattle took the stage in Englewood and performed a song that would eventually change popular music.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Utah’s Westwater Canyon offers stellar scenery and sought-after solitude—but only for boaters brave enough to face its rapids.

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