The Meadow View Trail is ideal for hiking, running, biking and horseback riding.
Length: 4.9 miles
Why we love it: Gentle gradients, vibrant forests, and a gorgeous meadow are the perfect combo for a serene (and family-friendly) stroll.
When to go: Any time of year
Pre-hike buzz: Grab a coffee and some freshly baked bagels at ...
October 13 2015, 10:30 AM
Aspen shot with DSLR
—Photo by Jason Hatfield
The aspen leaves are golden, and the air is crisp and sweet. We’re deep into leaf-peeping season in the high country, which means that Instagram is overflowing with images of all your friends’ fall adventures. "Color is going early this year, and 50 percent is already gone in most places," says...
October 6 2015, 3:00 PM
—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
Buy your bulbs now for the best selection, but wait to plant until temps average 60 degrees.
Fall weather in Colorado always throws us curveballs, so it’s best to start thinking now about how to prepare your yard and garden for the winter ahead. Here’s a gardener’s autumn checklist from Colette Haskell of Nick’s Garden Center and Farm Market, a certified horticulturist with 20 years...
October 1 2015, 9:19 AM
Piracy on Falcon Lake at RiNo Yacht Club
—Photo courtesy of Sarah Boyum
Autumn is in full effect and pumpkin has successfully wedged its way into just about every drink and dish around town. If you don’t subscribe to the pumpkin craze but still want a taste of the season, here are seven cocktails full of fall flavor.
RiNo Yacht Club
Head over to the newest addition...
October 29 2014, 10:30 AM
Why we like it: A longer but still-mellow hike that traverses beneath the Devil’s Backbone, one of the Front Range’s most distinctive rock formations.
When to go: Fall through spring, when the temperatures are moderate along this exposed, open trail.
Located in the long and narrow...
October 28 2014, 9:00 AM
Where: On an autumn day, senior editor Natasha Gardner used her new camera in Rocky Mountain National Park to capture this image of a forest's life cycle.
October 27 2014, 8:30 AM
Elk Meadow Park
An aspen grove showed off its golden autumn colors on a recent October morning in Evergreen's Elk Meadow Park. The versatile space has activities for all seasons and weather: It's perfect for a dayhike in mild conditions and an ideal snowshoeing location during snowy months. Looking for...
October 23 2014, 10:01 AM