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...
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
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July 11 and 12 The RIDE Festival
Telluride’s Town Park welcomes bands such as Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Moon Taxi, and North Mississippi Allstars to this popular music festival, now in its fourth year.
July 13 to 19 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Photography, garden tours,...
July 8 2015, 10:00 AM
Where: Features editor Lindsey B. Koehler captured this image of rusted wheels and a broken fence near Mount Crested Butte.
May 4 2015, 8:30 AM
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Keystone has several things going for it during summer months: Without traffic, the town is just over an hour’s drive from Denver; it’s reachable by Loveland Pass (which affords spectacular views from the Continental Divide); and it’s far more low-key than many of Colorado’s star-studded—and...
April 24 2015, 11:19 AM
Stand-up paddleboarding on the Slate River near Crested Butte. —Photo courtesy of Irwin Guides
The quintessential Colorado postcard shows snow-covered slopes and rosy-cheeked skiers sipping hot cocoa. Winter, after all, is king in the Centennial State. But here’s a surprising statistic: According to the Colorado Tourism Office, 4.8 million tourists visited the state during the months of...
April 17 2015, 11:17 AM
Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner snapped this picture of a snow-dusted Crested Butte right before the ski slopes opened for the year. We can't decide: Is the 'Butte better in summer (wildflowers, mountain biking) or in the winter (snow, snow, and more snow)? Bonus: Check out our First...
December 15 2014, 8:30 AM