Why we love it: It is quintessential Boulder.
When to go: A weekday (unless you are inclined to spend time with the entire city).
Boulder goes crazy for spring. College kids lay out on any patch of grass they can find, runners emerge from their indoor treadmills, and bikers...
March 20 2012, 9:30 AM
Josh Ritchison, of Denver, joins friends for a game of frisbee in Commons Park.
March 15 2012, 10:35 AM
I am not a powderhound.I realize that this is a sacrilegious statement in the Centennial State, but growing up on the East Coast, I learned to ski on super-hardpack and, more frequently, on straight-up ice. When I moved to Colorado more than a decade ago, I was unaccustomed to all the fluff. To...
March 6 2012, 11:18 AM
Let’s be honest, Colorado’s college basketball teams aren’t in the habit of making the postseason—but our scenery can top anyone’s. To overcome our March Madness blues, we pitted the best city and mountain vistas against each other and came up with one winner.
On the morning of December 18, 1888, Richard Wetherill awoke at his camp on Mesa Verde and prepared for a morning chasing stray cattle across the desert that surrounded him. White powder draped itself over a patchwork of piñon and juniper trees across the mesa as Wetherill mounted his horse. He...
February 20 2012, 8:09 PM
It’s a fact that children inspire a sense of wonder and joyful awe in adults. Watching dandelion fluff disperse or seeing a frog’s throat expand with a two-year-old or a five-year-old is simply better than doing the same activity alone or with another adult. That’s the simple truth. As kids...
February 20 2012, 6:01 PM
Stop into the quaint Radda Trattoria for aperitivos and house-mixed peach bellinis, made with puréed white peaches and Prosecco. Stay for the view. 1265 Alpine Ave., 303-442-6100, raddatrattoria.com
Get your hands dirty (May through early June) at Long’s Gardens, where you can...
February 20 2012, 5:45 PM
Christopher Smith is building his dream home—in 129 square feet. Exhausted and sweaty, he leans on the frame of the toolshed-size house he’s constructed from scratch. Not bad for a guy with no previous experience with a hammer. “I really, really underestimated how long it would take me to do this...
February 20 2012, 5:29 PM