—Photos courtesy of the Rochester Hotel (right) and Yvonne Lasmett (left)
With so many amazing resort towns in Colorado, it’s easy to overlook the smaller, less glamorous hamlets that dot the Centennial State. Which is a shame because these enclaves offer outstanding outdoor recreation, quaint main streets, unique lodging, mom-and-pop restaurants, and genuine doses of...
In this screenshot from a video posted Tuesday on the Durango Herald website, Gov. John Hickenlooper is seen drinking a bottle of water taken from the Animas River (and purified with iodine tablets).
The head of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that he sees no danger to people using the Animas River, a little more than a week after an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accident sent three million gallons of mining wastewater into the river, turning the water a...
August 13 2015, 11:12 AM
— Courtesy of Beaver Sports Shop
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: Bikes are a big part of mountain town life in winter or summer. Senior editor Natasha Gardner snapped this shot of a rusted two-wheeler in downtown Durango.
June 15 2015, 8:30 AM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
March 7 | Mineral Belt Mayhem
The first of the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Race Series spring races, the Mineral Belt Mayhem tackles 11 high-elevation miles—at night.
(Check out five other rides to start training for now)
March 13 to 29 | Aspen Snowmass...
March 6 2015, 10:00 AM
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Nov. 1 Winter on the Mountain Opens, Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park introduces a winter tubing hill, light displays, and two warming yurts (complete with cocoa and cider, of course) this month. You’ll also find music, light shows, s’mores roasting...
October 27 2014, 12:30 PM
Mexican Logger, Ska Brewing Company, Durango
Style: Mexican Lager
ABV: 5.2 percent
Serving Type: Six packs of 12-ounce cans
Malty? Hoppy? Hardly. Light-bodied and crisp.
Even craft beer comes full circle. Whereas five years ago a lot of beer drinkers couldn’t...
August 22 2014, 10:00 AM
Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner captured views like this one in the open air car on the Narrow Gauge Railroad from Durango, but she was so covered in soot upon her arrival in Silverton that she wanted to jump in a stream.
June 30 2014, 8:30 AM