—Courtesy of St. Kathryn Cellars
The People: Winemaker Glenn Foster has been immersed in the wine industry from an unusually young age. His father, Reed, is the co-founder of Sonoma Valley’s lauded Ravenswood Winery, and even as a teen, Glenn would assist him with bottling and inventory. After living for 10 years...
April 29 2016, 11:50 AM
Several mountain ranges have risen in the vicinity of Eldorado Canyon State Park.
—Photo courtesy of Lon Abbott
For many people, mountains are a metaphor for permanence. But when we expand our outlook from the human lifespan to that of geologic time, which encompasses millions—and even billions—of years, it becomes apparent that hills, mountains, and other seemingly enduring parts of the landscape are far...
April 21 2016, 3:15 PM
Length: 5 miles roundtrip
Why we love it: This trail offers great views and makes for a good early-season warm-up for both hikers and mountain bikers.
When to go: As soon as the snow is gone, or even sooner with Yaktrax
Pre-hike buzz: Stop by the namesake Windy Saddle Café...
April 19 2016, 12:35 PM
On its long-distance journey across the continent, Interstate 70 traverses 449.6 miles through Colorado. Its east-west trip is marked by hundreds of mileposts, which count upward beginning with the zero mile marker at the western border with Utah.
The first few hundred mileposts always seem to...
April 13 2016, 12:40 PM
A few of Wild Women Winery's eye-catching labels, which embody the fun-loving spirit of its dedicated proprietors.
—Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery: Wild Women Winery
The People: After following successful and stable career paths for nearly three decades, Charlene and Ross Meriwether stumbled across an opportunity to open a franchise winery in northern Texas. Although they had no direct experience with winemaking...
April 8 2016, 10:48 AM
The Interim Joder Trail explores the heart of a former Arabian horse ranch. —Photos by Terri Cook
Length: 3.8 miles roundtrip
Why we love it: This mellow trail explores the heart of a former Arabian horse ranch in the foothills between Lyons and Boulder
When to go: As soon as the trails are dry!
Pre-hike buzz: Stop at Spruce Confections in North Boulder for steaming coffee...
April 5 2016, 9:30 AM
—Courtesy of the Bishop family
In 1959, 15-year-old Jim Bishop fell in love—not with a woman, but with a heavily forested, 2.5-acre plot of land at nearly 9,000 feet elevation in the foothills southwest of Pueblo. Too young to purchase the parcel himself, Bishop asked his father, an ornamental ironworker, to buy the land for him...
March 31 2016, 4:00 PM
This Spring Break, head to the Devils Kitchen in Colorado National Monument to get your slickrock fix.
—Photo by Terri Cook
Length: 1.5 miles roundtrip
Why we love it: This short-but-sweet trail is a great warm-up hike with wonderful views
When to go: Spring Break, when the sun and slickrock beckon
Pre-hike buzz: Leave enough time to stop at Main Street Bagels in downtown Grand Junction, which...
March 22 2016, 3:15 PM