When Keystone Resort introduced its two-hour guided hike up Decrum Mountain in 2009, it dubbed the grueling leg- and lung-burner the “2,000-Calorie Hike” because of the energy trekkers burn as they gain 1,000 feet during the six-mile round-trip route. With that in mind, we came up with a few of our...
There may be no “I” in team, but there’s a whole lot of it in Salida’s year-old Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park. Unlike a team-building ropes course, aerial adventure parks are larger and more complex, designed to be self-guided using a smart belay system that attaches participants to fixed...
This Fourth of July weekend, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival celebrates 25 years of providing artists an avenue into your home. We mark the occasion by recounting the event’s best and worst years.
1191: This year was Denny Dent’s coming-out. The performance painter—who used six brushes...
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When Colin Schroeder does the math, the sum troubles his conscience: A sales rep for a welding-supply business, he travels thousands of miles in a truck (hauling a trailer) that ekes out 13 miles a gallon. So the Wisconsin native is trying to mitigate his impact—by making furniture. Schroeder uses...
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Denver was down with dragons way before HBO’s Game of Thrones made them cool again. Although only 15,000 people showed up to the first Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (CDBF) in 2001, attendance has exploded over the past 15 years: Some 125,000 spectators turned out last year to Sloan’s Lake...
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If you’re tired of seeing the same superhero blockbuster every summer—well, we can’t really help you. (Not until someone buys our screenplay, anyway.) You can, however, shake up your cinema experience this season with a movie night at one of these unique outdoor locations.
Tales from the Crypt...
Mt. Elbert (1 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds up)
“It is the highest point in Colorado, but it’s a nice wide trail, so you don’t have to worry about falling off a cliff on your way up or down. The views of the mountains around Leadville are spectacular.”
Denver’s colfax marathon goes big on fun (a jaunt through Sports Authority Field at Mile High) and support (13 aid stations). No wonder more than 16,000 runners jammed the starting line this year. But when it comes to adventure…meh. “They’re handing you sports drinks, and if you fall and twist an...