Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner is a sucker for ruins. If a hike promises views of a rusted-out piece of mining equipment, she'll hit the trail to see it. She's got a reputation, too, for taking copious photos of old homesteads, like this one. It is a habit we fully support.
June 9 2014, 8:30 AM
Why we love it: A kid-friendly excursion without an admission price.
When to go: Anytime you—and the little ones—need a quick break.
As I sit, looking out my window at the winter wonderland outside, it is hard to imagine that I was applying sunscreen and hiking on Saturday—or...
May 13 2014, 11:15 AM
Why we love it: This close-to-Denver state park routinely has nesting bald eagles, and you can view their twiggy home from afar via a boardwalk (about 1.3 miles from the Nature Center). Make sure to bring binoculars, though, if you hope to catch a glimpse of a white-feathered head.
April 29 2014, 9:00 AM
After eight years of living in Denver, I finally made the four-hour drive to Crested Butte. Before you go—and you should go soon, while the leaves are still flaunting their autumn hues—I'm passing on my newfound knowledge of where to stay, eat, and play.
The Odometer: 228 miles, one-way...
October 10 2013, 1:00 PM
Why we love it: It is a tourist trap that is worth the trip.
When to go: Anytime of the year, but be an early bird the day you go.
For hiking-veterans, the Garden of the Gods’ 15-miles of trails—including concrete paths—won’t be an adventure. You probably won’t get lost (...
October 1 2013, 9:00 AM
Why we love it: Colorful spires and hoodoos looming nearly undiscovered in Colorado Spring’s backyard.
When to go: Whenever you want to explore a quiet corner of the Front Range with a picnic basket in hand.
To visit some unusual Front Range terrain, head to El Paso County’s ...
September 17 2013, 9:47 AM
Yoga, farm-fresh ingredients, craft beer, and morning bike rides—all for good causes. Here's what's going on in the community this week.Hike: Join the Sierra Club on September 14 for a benefit hike at Roxborough State Park in support of the preservation of Colorado’s wilderness...
September 9 2013, 9:45 AM
Why we love it: It's the new kid with a hundred-foot waterfall, granite cliffs, and lush meadows filled with wildflowers.
When to go: Whenever you need a daytrip (it's just 40 miles from downtown Denver).
In our June issue, we told you about Colorado's new baby: For the...
August 22 2013, 10:20 AM