—Photos courtesy of the Rochester Hotel (right) and Yvonne Lasmett (left)
With so many amazing resort towns in Colorado, it’s easy to overlook the smaller, less glamorous hamlets that dot the Centennial State. Which is a shame because these enclaves offer outstanding outdoor recreation, quaint main streets, unique lodging, mom-and-pop restaurants, and genuine doses of...
A dilapidated mining cabin in Animas Forks, one of several ghost towns seen along Colorado's Alpine Loop
—Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The Alpine Loop is not your leisurely Sunday-morning drive.
The National Backcountry Byway—with two passes rising more than 12,600 feet, rugged and remote four-wheel-drive-only roads, verdant meadows teeming with wildflowers and ghost towns galore—is an ideal opportunity to get...
July 27 2015, 3:25 PM
–Image courtesy of Tasha and David Scholze
As the sun climbs higher in the sky, it’s time to start ramping up mileage on your running schedule. Whether you’re training for a mountain run or dreaming of finishing your first marathon, signing up for one (or all!) of these events will keep you moving throughout mud season.
March 4 2015, 10:00 AM
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January 9–12 Winterskol
Introduce yourself to the burgeoning sport of fat biking (think mountain biking in the snow) at Aspen’s annual toast to winter. Demo bikes will be available to test out January 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or watch the pros at Aspen’s first fat bike race...
January 8 2014, 9:30 AM
Dear readers:We have an assignment for you. Soon, 5280.com will launch a monthly series about beloved tourist traps: Those places throughout the Centennial State that we just can't wait to return to. Hanging Lake. Casa Bonita. Maroon Bells. You get the idea. What we'd like is for you...
November 7 2013, 10:45 AM