Why we love it: Easy-to-follow trails with bird's-eye views of the sparkling Horsetooth Reservoir and the surrounding foothills.
When to go: Any time of year, although you may want to avoid the midday heat during the summer.
This 3.8-mile loop explores the northern section of Lory...
July 21 2015, 11:15 AM
— Courtesy of Beaver Sports Shop
You’ve probably seen videos of Kamikaze-like mountain bikers soaring over jumps and cliffs. While entertaining, these videos rarely explain how a mere mortal progresses to that level of gnarliness without fracturing his or her skull.
Progression is the focus of Winter Park’s mountain bike trail...
July 16 2015, 9:00 AM
With the Colorado River running through the verdant valley floor and the lush Grand Mesa and stark Book Cliff formation towering above, the town of Palisade certainly isn’t lacking scenery. It’s not longing for things to see and do either. Take a long weekend this summer and explore the 12-mile-...
July 15 2015, 9:00 AM
Back in 1891, rancher Bob Womack was herding cattle in Poverty Gulch, near modern-day Cripple Creek, when something sparkly caught his eye. It was a narrow,two-inch vein of quartz—mixed with phenomenally high concentrations of gold. Womack quickly filed a mining claim but never got to develop it...
July 14 2015, 1:45 PM
—Photo by Seth K. Hughes Photography
Been curious to try stand-up paddleboarding on the river? You’re in luck. In June, Aspen's Limelight Hotel launched a complimentary river SUP program. Every Wednesday morning through September, Charlie MacArthur, owner of Aspen Kayak and SUP Academy, takes guests on a three-hour adventure...
July 13 2015, 2:10 PM
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July 11 and 12 The RIDE Festival
Telluride’s Town Park welcomes bands such as Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Moon Taxi, and North Mississippi Allstars to this popular music festival, now in its fourth year.
July 13 to 19 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Photography, garden tours,...
July 8 2015, 10:00 AM
Mount Yale is Colorado's 21st-highest peak. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
Why we love it: Easy access, a well-graded trail, abundant aspens, and amazing summit views make Mount Yale a prime pick among Colorado’s 54 fourteeners.
When to go: Late spring, after most of the snow has melted, through early fall, when the aspen-covered hillsides turn orange and gold. It...
July 7 2015, 11:45 AM
“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