Overnight excursions into Utah's Westwater Canyon let rafters soak up the scenery.
—Photo courtesy of Moab Adventure Center
It’s a cloudless May morning, and I’m gazing across the Colorado River, which looks deceptively tame from the Westwater boat launch. Beyond our rafts, the water flows swift and flat, with plenty of space to spread out between the tamarisk-covered banks. But Skull Rapid and the Room of Doom await...
—Photo by Peter Ruben Morales
If, like us, you’ve been lying dormant all winter, you’re going to need a plan to get back in shape for Colorado’s summer season. So we did our best Pythagoras impression and came up with fitness equations to prepare you for three of our state’s most popular warm-weather workouts.
—Photo courtesy of Keystone Resort
Artisan-made chocolate is a reward all its own, but next week, Keystone is giving away chocolate bars that promise an even bigger prize: $500.
From January 24-30, guests who book a two-night stay receive a chocolate bar at check-in. These small-batch treats are made by Chef Ned Archibald, the...
January 22 2016, 9:55 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Dustin Hannasch felt like a cork stuck halfway into a bottle. Buried to his knees in powder, the now 23-year-old struggled to pry his snowshoes free with every step. After three hours he’d covered only a mile and a half on the North Pass of the Cochetopa Hills, near Gunnison, but the discovery of a...
—Image courtesy of Madeline Hotel and Residences
The Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride’s Mountain Village is unveiling a $15 million renovation this winter, which might not seem like surprising news. After all, hotels undergo updates all the time. In this past year alone, Denver’s Ritz-Carlton, Magnolia, and Brown Palace hotels all...
November 13 2015, 9:30 AM
—Courtesy of Victoria Caffrey / Arc'teryx
You’ve heard of “Patagucci”? That’s outdoorsy jargon for Patagonia, maker of coveted, high-priced apparel and outerwear. That brand has long operated a retail store in LoDo, but an even more rarified competitor is moving into the Denver shopping scene: Arc’teryx.
The Canadian company (based in...
September 30 2015, 4:20 PM
Hollywood agents would never cast Zach Cheikho in the stereotypical rebel role. The 16-year-old maintains a 3.5 GPA at Denver’s South High School and speaks in a measured manner that brings to mind airport public service announcements. With his glossy, dark-rimmed glasses, he seems more likely to...
—Image courtesy of Strava
There’s more to a great ride or run than so many lefts and rights. Our favorite circuits swing by that fabulous coffee shop, or the park with inspiring mountain views (and convenient public bathrooms). But this local knowledge often makes us stick with fallback routes rather than striking off into...
July 22 2015, 11:30 AM