Mount Crested Butte owes its existence to a massive volcanic episode that roiled Colorado 30 million years ago. —Photo by Terri Cook
Of all Colorado’s ski resorts, Crested Butte is best known for its extreme terrain. In addition to Rambo, whose 55-degree pitch comprises North America’s steepest in-bounds ski run, the mountain’s upper face, plus the adjacent Teocalli and Third bowls, are filled with notoriously steep double-black...
February 17 2016, 10:05 AM
Kebler Pass may host the planet's largest living organism.
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As Pac-12 football archrivals University of Colorado and University of Utah prepare to compete on Saturday, November 28 in Salt Lake City, a less-publicized competition is also taking place between the two states. The result of this contest has even more at stake—the right to brag that the winner...
November 13 2015, 10:25 AM
—Photo by David O. Marlow
Kids and grown-ups might have to duke it out over who gets to sleep in this ultra-cozy bunk room at Crested Butte’s swanky Scarp Ridge Lodge. The property—which opened in 2011 in a 19th-century building that was once a saloon—pairs a preserved Victorian facade with a rustic modern interior created...
—Photo by Amanda Croy
Fall has arrived in all its golden glory, and we couldn’t be more in love with our trips to the mountains. Kebler Pass, just west of Crested Butte, boasts mesmerizing views of rocky summits and leafy waves of green, gold, and amber. Saying goodbye to summer may be hard—but we're just about ready to...
October 1 2015, 9:30 AM
Stand up paddleboarding on the Slate River near Crested Butte. —Photo courtesy of Irwin Guides
There are few things more American than a road trip, and lucky for us, Denver is a convenient starting point for many epic out-of-town adventures. Here, five quick escapes that are sure to take your remaining summer weekends up a notch—after all, it's only a matter of time before powder hounds back...
July 29 2015, 11:00 AM
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You’ve probably seen videos of Kamikaze-like mountain bikers soaring over jumps and cliffs. While entertaining, these videos rarely explain how a mere mortal progresses to that level of gnarliness without fracturing his or her skull.
Progression is the focus of Winter Park’s mountain bike trail...
July 16 2015, 9:00 AM
Where: Features editor Lindsey B. Koehler photographed the abundant wildflowers near Crested Butte, not far from the Slate River. These flowers can be the highlight of the trip if you're lucky enough to catch them in season, which usually occurs in mid-July.
July 13 2015, 8:30 AM