—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.
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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...
—A film still from "River Of Fundament"; Courtesy of Chris Winget
If interpreting the paintings of Clyfford Still is like deciphering geometry, Matthew Barney’s films may be more like trying to understand quantum mechanics. “Matthew Barney makes Clyfford Still seem easy,” says Dean Sobel, director of Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum, which, together with the Denver...
80239: Montbello and Stapleton
Top Title: The Equalizer
80218: Country Club, Cheesman Park,& and City Park West
Top Title: 22 Jump Street
80210: Wellshire, University Park, Cory-Merrill, University,...
—Daniel O'Connor Photography
Liz Finkelstein admits that inside a two-bedroom Boulder townhouse, she may have gone overboard with green accents: throw pillows, fabrics, wall hangings. “But when it’s essentially a hotel…you get to do more unusual things,” says the stylist and owner of Mile High Style, a boutique style-...