Fresh snowfall covers Colorado’s iconic Maroon Bells near Aspen; Photo by John Fielder
As Coloradans, our wild places tie us together. When you live here, as I have for 45 years, you learn that perhaps the one thing that most connects us to one another is our need to be outside. You learn that, collectively, we are compelled to experience the stabilizing force of our natural...
—Photography by Matt Nager
As director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, James Eklund has the unenviable task of overseeing the first comprehensive water plan in the state’s history. But in a place where water is scarce—and is a private property right that sometimes goes back generations—can a blueprint for how to...
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Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act to safeguard the country’s raw swaths of nature from development, but much of Colorado’s spectacular terrain remains vulnerable. On the golden anniversary of this landmark law, we explore seven stunning landscapes that may warrant some measure of...
—Photography by Kimberly Gavin; Styling by Erica McNeish
Custom drapes made with Harlequin’s Eloni print and pillows by Wesley Hall perk up an otherwise quiet room, while Ethan Allen sofas and a bound-carpet rug create a neutral backdrop.
5280 Home: This whole house feels energetic and yet tranquil at the same time—especially the breakfast nook.
Beth Armijo: That arrangement is so interesting because it’s matchy…but not, thanks to an unexpected mix of pieces, even though the colors coordinate. The husband is really handy, so he...
—Image by Bill Timmerman
At first, Ruth Hiller’s hopes for a Winter Park home were modest: a place to crash on the weekends to help feed her serious ski addiction, a 60-days-on-the-slopes habit that was becoming an exhausting schlep from her house in Boulder. The visual artist, who splits her time between Colorado and New...
—Photography by Emily Minton Redfield
After a peek inside Alexis and McAndrew Rudisill’s north Cherry Creek house, you might be surprised to learn their last home, on New York City’s Upper East Side, was, in a word, monochromatic. “I vowed coming here that I’d have something more magical and whimsical,” says Alexis. “I knew I wanted to...
—Photography by Matt Slaby
—Illustrations by Greg Mably
More than 52,000 patents have been issued to Coloradans in the past 50 years—putting us at number 18 in the country for sheer volume of inventions. Of course, that doesn’t take into account all the trademarks owned by Centennial Staters, among them the word “cheeseburger,” trademarked in 1934 by...