Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner stopped to grab this picture of some cows at the Colorado State Fair (the summer version of the National Western Stock Show). The fair began as a horse show in 1869, before Colorado was a state, and runs from August 22 to September 1, 2014.
Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner took this picture at Mesa Verde National Park while working on a story. Bonus: Read more about the area's history in "Ghosts on the Mesa."
Where: From Manitou Springs to just over 14,000 feet, the Pike's Peak Cog Railway rests at the end of the line. Senior editor Natasha Gardner took this sky-high image after driving up from Colorado Springs on a day trip.
Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner took this picture while exploring trails around Marble, Colorado. The town once supplied stone for monuments across the country (think: Lincoln Memorial) and the leftovers from the quarry can still be seen in the area.
Where: Isabelle Farm’s nostalgic haystacks in the meadow were shot by food editor Amanda M. Faison before a farm dinner by Blackbelly Catering.
Where: Features editor Lindsey B. Koehler took in this view of Taylor Park Reservoir, with its striking greens and blues, at the bottom of Cottonwood Pass
Where: Associate editor Daliah Singer caught a double rainbow with her camera after a summer rain in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner snapped a picture of the personal water pocket her tent area at Molas Lake. Near Silverton, this is one of the highest campgrounds in Colorado. Read more about her camping adventures here.
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