Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner snapped this picture of a snow-dusted Crested Butte right before the ski slopes opened for the year. We can't decide: Is the 'Butte better in summer (wildflowers, mountain biking) or in the winter (snow, snow, and more snow)? Bonus: Check out our First...
Where: The most popular hike in Basalt, Colorado, the Arbaney Kittle Trail, is not recommended for beginners, but food editor Amanda Faison gives us a glimpse of the reward for completing this trek: A scenic view of the Elk Mountains on a December day.
Where: Although senior editor Natasha Gardner has trekked Lion Gulch Trail to Homestead Meadows many times, thanks to Colorado's fickle weather, the view is always changing.
Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner stops at Bruce’s Bar in Severance, Colorado to pick up a pack of frozen rocky mountain oysters for her extended family in North Dakota over holiday breaks. The bull in this mural is happy to get out of Severance with everything intact.
Where: Senior editor Natasha Gardner goes hiking so often that a picture of a trail's signage helps her remember where she's been, like the Wasatch Trail that leads to Bear Creek, near Telluride.
Where: Food editor Amanda M. Faison captured this view toward Aspen from the Continental Divide on Independence Pass after an early-season snow.
Where: On an autumn day, senior editor Natasha Gardner used her new camera in Rocky Mountain National Park to capture this image of a forest's life cycle.
Where: Associate editor Daliah Singer snapped this picture while riding the luxurious Telluride gondola, which connects the mountain’s activities with the quaint town's laid-back restaurants and shops.
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