If you’ve written Fort Collins off as a run-of-the-mill college town, it’s time to take another look. Although Colorado State University’s sprawling campus is one of the town’s focal points, this midsize city offers much more than what first meets the eye. As Larimer County’s largest metropolis,...
February 18 2016, 8:00 AM
Step into a fantasy-laced medieval tavern at Dungeons & Drafts.
The Doctor, Frodo Baggins, and Hermione Granger walk into a bar. It could be the start of a bad joke, or it could just be Friday night at Dungeons & Drafts.
This Fort Collins tavern, which opened last summer after its owners met their nearly $10,000 Kickstarter goal in less than seven...
February 3 2016, 10:30 AM
Image courtesy of Shannon Bruns
While Colorado's craft beer scene certainly gets plenty of attention (especially with GABF drawing near), the swift rise of local spirits crowding liquor store shelves indicates that the Centennial State's distilleries are also flourishing. Feisty Spirits Distillery's co-founder and...
September 18 2015, 10:30 AM
The Night Sweats; Courtesy of NathanielRateliff.com
Update, August 13: The Night Sweats' debut album is now streaming on NPR's First Listen.
We at 5280 have been tracking the rise of Nathaniel Rateliff for years. We even named him Denver's best musical act in our 2014 Top of the Town issue.
Our admiration for...
August 11 2015, 8:30 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
Why we love it: Easy-to-follow trails with bird's-eye views of the sparkling Horsetooth Reservoir and the surrounding foothills.
When to go: Any time of year, although you may want to avoid the midday heat during the summer.
This 3.8-mile loop explores the northern section of Lory...
July 21 2015, 11:15 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
Image courtesy of Tom and Chee
As far as comfort food goes, grilled cheese sandwiches register near the top. For the month of April, you don't even need an excuse to indulge in the childhood treat. We’ve scoured the area for melty sandwiches for every taste (grilled cheese doughnut, anyone?). Whether you’re a purist or a...
April 24 2015, 12:45 PM