With more and more of the white stuff covering the Rockies—and Arapahoe Basin announcing it will open for the 2014-15 season this Friday—we’re thinking a lot about skiing. Which, inevitably, leads to the where-to-stay conundrum. Frisco’s convenient Summit County location—with easy...
October 15 2014, 3:18 PM
Why we like it: Boulder’s Left Hand Trail isn’t too long, too steep, or too far away. In other words, it is just right for a weekday excursion.
When to go: This year-round trail can be muddy during the shoulder seasons, so go now.
I have an uncanny ability to overschedule my...
October 14 2014, 3:10 PM
Mappable Feast | Three Coloradans give “grub to go” a whole new meaning with an urban foraging app that tracks hot spots for edible bounty on public property.
The Cradle of Wilderness | On the 50th anniversary of the national Wilderness Act, its unsung birthplace endures in western Colorado’s...
October 13 2014, 12:34 PM
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Oct 2–4 Boulder Adventure Film Festival
Boulder celebrates the 10th anniversary of this three-day film festival with a collection of outdoor and environmental short and long films, plus filmmaker workshops, gear giveaways, and an Adventure Street Fair.
September 30 2014, 1:30 PM
Why we like it: Boulder’s classic uphill hike ends on a surprisingly craggy summit with sweeping panoramic views from the Indian Peaks to the plains.
When to go: Spring through fall, when you want a rewarding workout and the temperatures have been warm enough to melt any...
September 30 2014, 9:05 AM
—Image courtesy of Unicorn Picnic
As a ski-crazed Midwestern girl growing up in the 80s, I watched a lot of Warren Miller movies with my dad as a way to prep for our annual Colorado ski trip. You might notice some anachronisms in those classic films today, like the absence of both helmets and women…besides the requisite...
September 29 2014, 11:15 AM
I have a mantra: Never pay for an activity I can experience on my own for free. But being a Mile High City newbie (I moved here in June)—and a writer for the city magazine—meant fast-tracking my introduction to my new home. So recently, in an effort to quickly learn about every part of...
September 24 2014, 2:15 PM
Why we love it: Views of the quiet Arkansas River Valley make you feel like you’re watching a diorama.
When to go: The waterfall won’t be quite as spectacular in autumn, but landscape views en route make it worth the trek.
For me, traveling used to be focused on getting from...
September 23 2014, 2:15 PM