“I’m already to downtown Denver?” It was a May morning, and Liz Thomas had begun her urban hike down Colfax Avenue around 7:30 a.m. near Genesee Park. Now, she saw a church tower in the distance—the change in neighborhood keying her into her downtown approach. She wore a headlamp on her chest and a...
June 30 2015, 10:00 AM
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Summer—and the sun—are both finally here! Take this as a sign to get outside and hit the trail running. Whether you're just getting started or are practically a pro, Coloradans are lucky to have a variety of choices on which to log some miles (and many are just a short drive from Denver). Here are...
June 26 2015, 9:30 AM
A mural on the side of Pedal House bike shop in downtown Laramie.
Look out! We're leaving our beloved square state for another. But don't worry—the drive time to our destination is usually less than it is to many of our favorite I-70 mountain locations. In 5280's first departure from in-state First-Timer's Guides, we went up to 7,200-foot Laramie, Wyoming....
June 24 2015, 12:45 PM
This gentle trail is perfect for families or anyone seeking solitude.
Why we love it: You’re likely to have this easy, out-and-back stroll in the heart of Roosevelt National Forest all to yourself.
When to go: Late spring, when the wildflowers are blooming, through early fall, when the vibrant stands of aspen turn gold.
This 3-to-5-mile roundtrip route...
June 16 2015, 9:45 AM
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When Americans dream of Italy, they often picture rolling hills, wonderful wine, fresh food, and carefree people. Luckily for Coloradans, all these things exist right here, in our own backyards.
Denver local Kathy McCabe has made a career out of her love of Italy. For 12 years, she has...
June 12 2015, 3:00 PM
Summer in the City | 53 cool things to do when Denver heats up—like a slip-and-slide that’s more than three football fields long.
(BONUS: Check out our expanded Summer Guide!)
The Beginner's Guide to Fly-Fishing in Colorado | From how to cast to which fly to use to finding the best...
June 9 2015, 1:00 PM
Street performer John Stork engages his crowd on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall.
Once the students from the University of Colorado pack up, the city of Boulder transforms into a serene summer playground. Whether you prefer to spend your days exploring the green Boulder Creek path or taking in the majestic city views from on top of the Flatirons, now is the time to relax in this...
June 8 2015, 9:00 AM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Debuting this month… Steamboat Zip Line Tours
Steamboat Springs gets its first zipline on Rabbit Ears Pass. Debuting this month, the two- to three-hour adventure provides zipliners with views of the Yampa Valley and Flattop Mountains.
June 4 to 7 | GoPro...
June 4 2015, 9:31 AM