The Maroon Bells, considered Colorado's most-photographed mountains, have also been called "The Deadly Bells" due to their precariously soft mudstone. —Photo by Sarah Boyum
The breathtaking view of the Maroon Bells, the twin claret-colored peaks whose dramatic, snow-capped profiles are reflected in the glistening waters of a peaceful alpine lake, is widely considered Colorado’s most-photographed scene. And it's easy to see why.
Maroon and North Maroon peaks,...
October 9 2015, 12:45 PM
I got bit by the backpacking bug earlier this summer when a friend invited me on a Fourth of July trip up to Conundrum Hot Springs in Aspen, I splurged and bought Osprey's newest pack, the Aura AG 50, in "rainforest green," and I was determined to use it before the cooler days of fall rolled in....
September 4 2015, 9:00 AM
Glenwood Canyon bike path; Courtesy of Shutterstock
Let the good times roll with some of our favorite road rides across the state. As the last days of summer melt away, if you don’t find the time now, when will you?
Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail
This popular paved trail follows the Colorado River through stunning Glenwood Canyon between...
August 6 2015, 2:40 PM
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It’s no easy feat getting here (especially in winter). But the spectacular mountain scenes (and skiing) and decadent downtown restaurants and shops make Aspen a must-see in every season. Here are suggestions for soaking it all in, no matter your budget.
Odometer: 198 miles, one way
January 15 2015, 1:00 PM
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
July 24–27 Buffalo Bill Days
Celebrate Colorado’s beloved cowboy in Golden with concerts, crafts, parades, and, of course, a Wild West show.
July 25–27 Rocky Mountain State Games
Catch the second half of this 40-plus sport extravaganza in Colorado Springs....
July 21 2014, 1:10 PM
Coloradans are a Lycra-obsessed bunch, but that passion for twowheeled fun hits an extreme level of excitement when the snow first melts. With dry roads and sunny days stretching out ahead of us, we’re joining the frenzy—and ...
The Buckskin Pass trail, which winds between the Maroon Bells and Snowmass creek, is a favorite in the Aspen area. Leading up and down spectacular divides, and across the Four Pass Loop, this trail is easily accessible to both hikers and backpackers. But its popularity has taken a toll on the...
August 1 2012, 9:00 AM