Lakewood native Sharon Perdue spent two years searching for a piece of Front Range property where she could breed her draft horses. In 2003, she found a fertile, eight-acre piece of land in Longmont, on Burch Lake, that came with a little something extra: a 20-tree apple orchard.
When she wasn’t...
—Illustration by Michael Mullan
In the 1960s, 32 carnation farms dotted Wheat Ridge, a few miles west of downtown Denver. Before growers moved their operations to South America—where it’s cheaper to grow the flowers—in the 1980s, Wheat Ridge produced roughly 40 million blooms a year. Today, all of the flower farms are gone, but...
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...
—Courtesy of Ryan Dearth
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...
—Illustration by Colin Hayes
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...
—Courtesy of Elitch Gardens
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...