Gilded Trails | Fall in Colorado’s wilderness—a brilliant display of varied yellow hues—is best viewed from the trail. Put yourself in the middle of the splendor this autumn with one (or more!) of 15 hikes, from the Front Range to Vail to Ouray.

Flooded with Love | After a year of volunteer efforts and thousands of dollars, many of the trails damaged in last year’s floods have been restored.

The Fast Track | The Front Range gains its first Olympic-size velodrome.

Playin’ with the Girls | Two tomboys leave the men—and their own assumptions—behind on an all-women outing.

Drink Up | A local company’s eco-friendly water bottle makes a global impact.

Straight Shooters | Navy veterans run a gun range with a purpose: responsible ownership.

Paddle Happy | Meet Denver Table Tennis Alliance founder and instructor Angelo Gandullia.

Man on the Move | Fashionable activewear isn’t just for women anymore.

High Art | Breck’s cultural overhaul shows off the mountain town’s creative side.

Pedaling A Revolution | Humanitarian Shannon Galpin adds “author” to her already impressive resumé.

Playing Dirty | The foul-weather sport of cyclocross is the fastest-growing bike-racing discipline in the Centennial State—despite Colorado’s fair-weather fans.

Mountain Math | How to afford a Summit County ski weekend without going broke.

A Pile of Money | Mountain Real Estate

High-Country Crunch | Why Summit County has some of the highest health insurance rates in the country.

Gear Clo$et | A confessed gear-junkie assesses the true value of her outdoor equipment.

Follow senior editor Kasey Cordell on Twitter @KaseyCordell.