The Garden of the Gods' dramatic spires are the legacy of a Saharan-scale desert that covered the region about 280 million years ago; Shutterstock
Back in 1859, when a surveyor named Rufus Cable first saw the towering fins of rock jutting over 300 feet into the air near Pikes Peak, he enthusiastically declared that it was “a fit place for the gods to assemble!” From this excited outburst came the name Garden of the Gods, by which we know this...
August 7 2015, 10:25 AM
The Front Range influx continues; Shutterstock
As all those construction cranes and the deepening traffic congestion remind us every day, Denver has become a desirable destination for transplants from all over the country.
This week's news from Forbes might make us even more irresistible. On Wednesday, the venerable...
July 30 2015, 8:30 AM
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No matter how you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July—whether it's competing in an athletic competition, perusing an art festival, or simply watching some good ol' fireworks—Colorado has the event for you. We've rounded up some of the best ways to enjoy the weekend, in Denver and beyond.
June 29 2015, 12:00 PM
Jes Meiris, minutes before ascending the first pitch of the Nose during her attempt to climb the route last summer. Photo by April Mayhew.
Imagine scaling a sheer, dead-vertical granite wall, roughly twice the height of the Empire State Building. Now imagine doing it all alone, through the black of night, with only spiders and occasional text messages from worried loved ones to keep you company. Jessica Meiris doesn’t need to imagine...
April 2 2015, 9:30 AM
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As the first rays of sunlight struck the Yosemite Valley on June 8, 2014, Jes Meiris reached for the granite wall above her. Suddenly, a piece of gear pulled out of the wall, and Meiris slipped and began to plummet down the rock face. She let out a scream that echoed into the early morning and...
—Photography by Matt Nager
Perry Sanders Jr., a 60-year-old attorney with deep-set hazel eyes, is stretched out on a black couch near the front window of the Springs Orleans restaurant in downtown Colorado Springs. Sanders, dressed in a black tracksuit, chats with two men wearing ties. After a few minutes, he wraps their...
Why we love it: A convenient stopping point for daytrips to Castle Rock or Colorado Springs.
When to go: Anytime you need a quick break from I-25 traffic.
I’m a long-time fan of pit-stop hikes: quick, stretch-your-leg treks that are close to major roadways. These may not be the most...
December 3 2014, 10:00 AM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Dec. 4 Chautauqua Film Series: Watershed
Boulder’s iconic institution at the base of the Flatirons brings Robert Redford’s documentary about the Colorado River and threats it faces to the Front Range.
Dec. 5–7 and Dec. 12–Jan. 1 (minus Christmas Eve) ...
December 1 2014, 1:00 PM