When you’re 11,000 pounds and almost 10 feet tall, a spacious abode is a must. That’s why the Denver Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage (opening June 1) is such a coup: The 2.3-acre pachyderm playground is close to six times the size of the previous habitat, with more than two miles of trails open to...
April 22 2012, 7:26 PM
It's officially mud season in Colorado, which makes us long for the, er, greener pastures of summer. To help make the wait easier, check out this picture captured in Rocky Mountain National Park last May.
April 19 2012, 9:11 AM
Why we love it: This is choose-your-own-adventure hiking. Have the kids along? Pick the Lodgepole Loop Trail for a shady walk with minimal climbing. Want more of a challenge? Head to the top of the Old Ski Run Trail. (In the 1940s, skiers raced down the southern slope.)
When to go:...
April 17 2012, 9:00 AM
Why we love it: Eldorado Canyon is more well-known for its more than 500 rock climbing routes, but if you prefer keeping your feet on terra firma, the hiking is pristine and the views are expansive.
When to go: Mid-afternoon when the sun shines right through the canyon.
If you want...
April 10 2012, 3:44 PM
Why We Love It: Phenomenal bluebird days, laid-back resort staff, and the happily secluded vibe you can only get from a non I-70 corridor mountain.
When To Go: Late March (closing date this year is April 8).
Suggested Lift: Twister Lift (take the Red Lady or Silver Queen express lifts...
April 4 2012, 4:27 PM
Apparently, the snow just isn’t going to come. We’ve been hoping for fresh flakes, but it’s been more than a week since many of Colorado’s resorts have seen a hint of the white stuff. And the forecast certainly doesn’t look good for powder hounds. (This Saturday’s high is supposed to hit the mid-...
March 30 2012, 9:55 AM
Haze from the North Fork Fire casts a diffused glow over downtown Denver from this vantage point.
March 29 2012, 12:59 PM
In March 2009, Alfredo Conovilca-Matamoros left his native Peru for a promising job as a sheepherder in western Colorado. Peru has an established sheep industry, and his new employer, like many American ranchers, was seeking workers with the esoteric know-how so crucial to herding and caring for...
March 28 2012, 12:25 PM