In 1985, only 60 people hopped on their saddles to take part in Bike MS Colorado’s inaugural two-day cycling event; they raised $45,000 to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Now in its 30th year, the event has attracted more than 30,000 cyclists and collected more than $50 million for the...
Hikers traverse the saddle between Grays Peak and Torreys Peak; Photo by Jeff Nelson
As Coloradans, we’re not used to failing. (Hello, top five fittest state, second best startup city, etc.) But when it comes to protecting our high peaks, in some cases, we’re coming damned close. This month, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) rolls out the first-of-its-kind 14er Report Card...
Surrounded by the indian peaks wilderness, Matt Bragg hunches over a fallen tree, his nose just inches from the rotting wood. The former Royal Marine is hunting for our next meal: grubs. Meanwhile, I’m praying those slimy little larvae (which Bragg informed me pack more protein, pound for pound,...
At some point birthdays begin to lose their significance. Maybe it’s after 25 (you can rent a car!) or, more likely, 21 (you know why). But then 40 arrives, and you get to recalibrate: Have I accomplished what I intended to? Will I have a legacy? At 40, you’ve got a resumé long enough to be fairly...
For most of us, the buzz from a beehive is a warning. To Caitlin Rose Kenney, however, it’s Zen. A year ago, the 26-year-old yoga instructor opened Boulder Bee Yards, a small apiary in Fourmile Canyon, as a therapeutic retreat. “The practice of being observant and slow tunes you into the subtleties...
—Renderings Courtesy of Mark Wilcox
By 1965, five landfills lined the banks of the South Platte River—including the land that would become Johnson Habitat Park, just south of where I-25 crosses Alameda. So while discovering scary materials (asbestos!) in Johnson Habitat’s soil during a 2012 environmental study was disconcerting, it...
Thin Air Nature Bound Bug and Butterfly Village
There’s no better way for a new learner to see nature than in her own backyard. $24.99, plus 50 percent off an order of live butterfly larvae, thinairbrands.com
Topo Designs Daypack
Carrying your books across campus...
—Illustration by Matthew Hollister
Greetings, young coloradans. By the looks of all the selfies you’re taking, I’m guessing you’re all about 22, which means you’ve only very recently began to enjoy some of our state’s signature craft beer and whiskey—and our incomparable legal cannabis.
If you’re younger than 21 and graduating...