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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
Shun the traffic on I-70 and tackle the Frisco to Vail thru hike. Image courtesy of ProTrails.com. To see pictures of all the hikes listed here, visit ProTrails.com.
Don’t be fooled: These unseasonably warm February temperatures aren’t going to last. And even though we’ve spotted hints of spring (a blooming crocus!), we won’t be able to tackle our favorite summertime hikes until the days get much longer.
That can’t stop us from daydreaming though, which is...
February 11 2015, 1:45 PM
With more and more of the white stuff covering the Rockies—and Arapahoe Basin announcing it will open for the 2014-15 season this Friday—we’re thinking a lot about skiing. Which, inevitably, leads to the where-to-stay conundrum. Frisco’s convenient Summit County location—with easy...
October 15 2014, 3:18 PM
Why we love it: A kid-friendly hike with two lakes and incredible views? Yes, it is possible.
When to go: This is definitely a well-traveled path, meaning that you should set your alarm early to avoid the crowds.
Now that I’m hiking with a little bambino, I appreciate treks...
August 6 2013, 11:10 AM
The drive from Denver into the mountains on a sunny fall day is, in itself, spectacular. But leaving the city isn’t just a chance to escape into the gold and green wilderness, it’s an opportunity to discover dining locales that have yet to make it onto your GPS. _____ Idaho Springs Smokin’...
August 27 2012, 4:19 PM
Why we love it: While crowds flock to nearby Quandary Peak (a fourteener), the overlooked summits of Peak 1 and Tenmile Peak to the north provide solitude along with unobstructed views that are every bit as good.
When to go: The earlier in the day, the better. While the mileage isn't...
August 21 2012, 9:47 AM