What you're missing if you haven't checked out the July issue of 5280.
Muddy Waters  | To dip or not to dip in the South Platte River? One environmental scientist says hell no. Find out why.
Hostel Environment  | Stay in Breck for $30. Really. Plus four other clean, chic mountain lodging options that will cost less than your supper.
Down by the River  | A look at one of the best little concert venues in Northern Colorado and its summer shows.
No Place Like Home  | Discover the ultimate staycation in a Capitol Hill castle. Never mind the ghosts.
Get a Grip  | Local bouldering stars Angie Payne and Carlo Traversi give us the lowdown on their favorite climbing spots, training regimes, and the gear they can't live without.
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