—Photo courtesy of Sue Castellion
This summer, we're considering taking our daytrips to new heights—nine stories high, more specifically—with a hot air balloon ride near Winter Park. The vertical adventure offers bird's-eye views of the Western Slope that easily compete with even the most dramatic on-top-of-a-fourteener...
July 2 2015, 8:02 AM
—Shawn Mather (left) and Michael Moore of Tres Birds Workshop at LoHi’s Lumina apartment building
Front Range architects encounter a recurring conundrum: Clients want large, west-facing windows to enjoy the stunning Rocky Mountains, but those very same facades expose buildings to the blistering afternoon sun.
Michael Moore, principal and founder of Denver-based architecture firm Tres Birds...
Coloradans have every reason to be well adjusted and super content: After all, we’re surrounded by majestic natural beauty; we enjoy near-constant sunshine; our lifestyles are active and healthy; and our friends like to play as hard as they work. In fact, according to the 2013 Gallup-Healthways...
—Red Rocks park and amphitheater inspiration
The two rocks (Creation Rock and Ship Rock) that form the venue’s “acoustically perfect performance bowl.”
Eldorado natural Spring Water
Rock-climbing paradise Eldorado Canyon State Park’s two most popular cragging walls: the Bastille (on the left of the logo) and Redgarden (on the right).
Rocky Mountain Craft Coffee Alliance
—Illustration by Christina Ung
In my family, “love” is spelled “f-o-o-d”—at least that’s what my mother told me growing up. Now, I’ve embraced the mantra in my own home. The more complicated the process, the more I’m showing my affection; for me, an extensive recipe is a long love letter to my family and friends. As a result, I’...
—Photos by Jeff Nelson
Fifty-four peaks. More than 140 routes. And hundreds of thousands of feet in elevation. With all of this lofty real estate in our backyard, it’s no surprise that clawing our way up the sides of 14,000-foot mountains has become a rite of passage for Colorado residents. But how does a rookie peak...
We’re used to seeing volunteers doling out chili in soup kitchens or spearing plastic bottles in park cleanups. But here's a volunteer twist: The Vail Ski Challenge, a charity-driven competition where 13 local business and civic leaders race against one another to gain the most vertical feet....
March 21 2013, 3:37 PM
More than 150 years ago, prospectors were lured to the Rocky Mountains by the promise of gold and valuable minerals, and to this day the thought of untapped riches baits adventurers deep into the Centennial State’s rugged hills. These pursuits are captured in a new docu-series from the Weather...
February 21 2013, 12:58 PM