Three hundred feet above a flag-flying crowd, 20-year-old ski jumper Ben Berend leans back on a metal bar awaiting a green light. The announcer chatters, cowbells clank, and the crowd cheers as Berend flies down a ramp and soars through the air—but as he hurtles down Steamboat...
July 1 2015, 4:00 PM
We hope you’re hungry!
This summer, we’re highlighting a must-eat-right-now ingredient every week. This week? Young lettuces, which are an easy way to freshen up any dish. Visit 5280.com/freshpicks2015 every week for tips on which ingredient you should be growing, buying, cooking, and...
June 18 2015, 10:30 AM
Photo by Natasha Gardner
We hope you’re hungry!
This summer, we’re highlighting a must-eat-right-now ingredient every week. For our third week, we tackle peas. Visit 5280.com/freshpicks2015 every week for tips on which ingredient you should be growing, buying, cooking, and tasting—all season long.
June 11 2015, 1:40 PM
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1. Ride: 5280’s Historic Bike Tour of Denver
Why you should go: You like to bike. You like history. You love Denver. Combine the three in our two-wheeled tour of the city (it's great for newcomers, too).
Details: Your choice, Denver
2. Build: Sand in the City
Why you should go:...
June 3 2015, 10:45 AM
OUR COLORADO-MADE SUMMER PLAYLIST
Rose Quartz » “Leaving Now” (pictured)
“A great dance song with terrific vocals and more layers than a mile-high lasagna.”
—Kendall Smith, event director, the Underground Music Showcase
Natalie Tate » “Chased by the Sun”
“It gives me...
May 29 2015, 11:19 AM
Dicks Sporting Goods Park after Phish’s 2013 run (Photo Credit: Shannon Tompkins / Flickr)
Truth is, in making this list we probably could have simply linked to Red Rock’s summer music calendar and called it a day. That seemed too easy though, and would have excluded all the great musicians not playing at Colorado’s most famous venue this summer (or the three on this list who...
May 26 2015, 1:45 PM
—The Passport Program
As the weather heats up, you're likely in the market for new (and delicious) ways to quench your thirst. Enter the third annual summer Passport Program, which offers two-for-one deals at 64 of the Mile High’s top bars and restaurants. The booklet is good Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, pays...
May 12 2015, 11:33 AM
The Poudre River; Image courtesy of Shutterstock
1. Listen: Five Points Jazz Festival
Why you should go: We consider this festival—with more than 25 bands and eight stages—the official kickoff for the summer music season.
Details: May 16, various locations, Denver
2. Get Dirty: Denver Botanic Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale
May 6 2015, 11:00 AM