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Summer is in full swing, and the state’s rivers are primed for kayaking after all the recent rain. While paddlers might be thrilled to seize the opportunity to run a few stretches, with the waters high, it's more important than ever to keep safety first.
Matt Mattes, head guide at Dvorak...
July 24 2015, 9:00 AM
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Denver sits almost 60 miles east of the Continental Divide, so it’s slightly surreal to realize that half the water flowing from our sprinklers, showerheads, and kitchen faucets originates on the other side of the divide, in the Colorado River basin.
Thanks to a network of transmountain...
August 5 2014, 3:10 PM
In 2011, 5280 covered photographer and writer Peter McBride’s aerial journey down the length of the Colorado River with his breathtaking photo essay captured in flight. More recently, Zak Podmore, Will Stauffer-Norris, and other colleagues from Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project...
February 20 2013, 12:35 PM
My father and I are flying a giant figure-eight pattern above rocky mountain national park, just west of Longs Peak, at roughly 13,000 feet. Below us, a slight mist hovers above a sliver of water that meanders like a piece of loose yarn dropped on a green floor. When the airspeed indicator dips...
September 30 2011, 12:13 PM
This article won the 2011 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.
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