In 1965, Art Judson stabilizes a slide path on Berthoud Pass using explosives
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"Now that’s a beautiful avalanche path,” said Art Judson as he gazed at the wallpaper on his computer, which depicted Hahns Peak split by a broad white stripe. It was 2007, shortly after I’d first met Jud, as his friends and snow science colleagues call him. Standing in the kitchen of his Steamboat...
A boxful of Ross Reels, which are known for their smooth drag.
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Before it becomes a lacy spool for fishing line, every Ross reel starts out as a palm-size puck of solid aluminum that’s stout enough to serve as a doorstop. “We bore 25,000 of those a year,” says David Dragoo, president of Mayfly Outdoors, the holding company that owns Ross Reels and two other...
Mesa Verde National Park’s Mug House
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This month marks the centennial of the National Park Service, which manages hundreds of properties across the country—four of which are national parks in Colorado, including Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Here, a quick guide to experiencing Colorado's national treasures.
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If you’re a dedicated runner, your daily runs probably feel like mini-vacations from workaday life: You get away, blow off stress, and return feeling refreshed and invigorated. So why not turn running into the centerpiece of an extended escape? Here are three Colorado-based adventures that use...
June 6 2016, 4:15 PM
Overnight excursions into Utah's Westwater Canyon let rafters soak up the scenery.
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It’s a cloudless May morning, and I’m gazing across the Colorado River, which looks deceptively tame from the Westwater boat launch. Beyond our rafts, the water flows swift and flat, with plenty of space to spread out between the tamarisk-covered banks. But Skull Rapid and the Room of Doom await...
—Photo by Peter Ruben Morales
If, like us, you’ve been lying dormant all winter, you’re going to need a plan to get back in shape for Colorado’s summer season. So we did our best Pythagoras impression and came up with fitness equations to prepare you for three of our state’s most popular warm-weather workouts.
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Artisan-made chocolate is a reward all its own, but next week, Keystone is giving away chocolate bars that promise an even bigger prize: $500.
From January 24-30, guests who book a two-night stay receive a chocolate bar at check-in. These small-batch treats are made by Chef Ned Archibald, the...
January 22 2016, 9:55 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Dustin Hannasch felt like a cork stuck halfway into a bottle. Buried to his knees in powder, the now 23-year-old struggled to pry his snowshoes free with every step. After three hours he’d covered only a mile and a half on the North Pass of the Cochetopa Hills, near Gunnison, but the discovery of a...