If your July 4th weekend plans involve a fishing pole and bait, why not rethink your destination? Catch a Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) will match disadvantaged and kids with disabilities (ages 5 to 18) with experienced anglers for a day-long fishing event on July 7 at Chatfield...
June 26 2013, 2:50 PM
Why we love it: The views.
When to go: The park opens at 6 a.m. Be there at 6:01 a.m. to avoid the crowds.
It was a rookie mistake. Having just moved to Colorado and on a whim, we decided to camp along the Poudre River. No reservations. On a Friday night. We drove…and drove…...
June 19 2013, 8:35 AM
When it comes to parks, Denver is slipping. Sort of. Last year, Denver landed at number 13 on the Trust for Public Land’s inaugural ParkScore rankings—a measure of park acreage, access, and investment in the country’s biggest cities. This year, we dropped to number 17, lagging behind Colorado...
June 17 2013, 9:43 AM
In January, Marcus Selig was named the Director of Colorado Programs for the National Forest Foundation (NFF), which aims to keep the Centennial State’s grasslands healthy and safe. Here, Selig talks about threats to Colorado forests and how NFF is partnering with Colorado ski resorts. How often do...
May 31 2013, 2:24 PM
Photos by Jeff Nelson
TRAILHEAD ELEVATION 11,669 feet (West Slopes standard route)
SUMMIT ELEVATION 14,060 feet
HIKING DISTANCE 7 miles round-trip
TIME 2.5 to 3 hours up; 2 hours down
DRIVE TIME FROM DENVER 1.5 hours
A Close Encounter
I’m not going to lie: Peering up at a tall mountain...
The park’s centerpiece is the preserved ranch homesteaded in the early 1900s by doctors Archibald and Rachael Staunton. Their daughter, Frances, later ran the property (and eventually donated it to the state) and sang opera; her voice coach’s cabin is one of eight ranch buildings, dating...
Like many young boys, Denverite Chris Westerkamp once dreamed of being a pirate. Now he is—sort of—thanks to the growing popularity of geocaching, a free, GPS-enabled game in which players seek “treasure” hidden by other participants. Geocachers, whose numbers have swelled recently thanks to the...
May 23 2013, 1:58 PM
Close To Home
Denver Zipline tours
The Draw: Colorado’s fastest zip line—and the closest course to Denver (guides will transport you to and from downtown or the Tech Center for $10/person)—is best enjoyed by booking a combo package ($175), which tacks on a guided rafting, hiking, or...