—Courtesy of Deni Béchard
Even for the most adventurous, Afghanistan isn’t an obvious place for a mountain biking trip—particularly for women, who aren’t generally allowed to ride bicycles in the country. Those who flout the Middle Eastern taboo open themselves up to insults and even attacks. But that didn’t stop...
—Photograph by Raul J. Garcia
Face paint, foam-wrapped mascots, expletive-laced cheers—college football is underway, and so are the raucous displays of school pride we’ve come to expect every fall. But at the corner of Sherman Street and 17th Avenue downtown sits a quieter, more refined homage to higher education: the ...
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St. Mary’s Glacier
One of your best bets for year-round snow in Colorado lies nine miles north of Idaho Springs at the end of Fall River Road. Park ($5) and hike about a mile beyond the lot on a moderate rocky trail with views of the 13,000-foot James Peak, and you’ll hit St. Mary’s Glacier, a...
—Photo courtesy of Eve Nagode
On June 11, 2013, a wildfire tore through the rugged sagebrush-and-pine landscape in central Colorado near Cañon City, leapt across the Arkansas River, and consumed the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. The flames destroyed 48 of the park’s 52 structures, including the visitor center and aerial tram....
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While we can’t predict what the next big thing in Denver’s foodie scene will be, we can pretty much guarantee where it will come from: RiNo’s Sustainability Park. In mid-July, the 2.7-acre testing ground for eco-friendly building and agriculture practices began hosting TheBigWonderful, a food-...
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Mamas-to-be fervently fight urges to gnaw on chocolate, sea saltpotato chips, and greasy drive-through combos. They’re hungry. Happily, University of Denver alum Stephanie Baker has figured out a better way to fill growling tummies. In the spring of 2013, the now 27-year-old created...
—Courtesy of the Aspen Art Museum and Shigeru Ban Architects
There’s no such thing as skimping in Aspen, especially when it comes to the opening of a new 33,000-square-foot venue for the Aspen Art Museum. The museum celebrates its public debut on August 9 with 24 hours of music, food, and activities. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Shigeru...