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Emma Athena

Articles By Emma Athena

Colorado Bookshelf: Inside One Family’s Challenging Journey With Schizophrenia

In Hidden Valley Road, a Colorado family finds humanity through trying and traumatizing times.

Hike We Like: Zapata Falls

Discover a waterfall hidden in the belly of a mountain at this enchanting year-round hike near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Dave Mackey

A Prosthetic Leg Couldn’t Stop This Man from Finishing the Leadman

Boulder resident and ultrarunner Dave Mackey amputated his leg in late 2016, but that couldn’t keep him from completing one of Colorado’s most challenging competitions.

Make Your #VanLife Dreams a Reality

These seven Colorado companies can fully transform and prep your vehicle, whether it’s for full-time #VanLife or weekend adventures.


Hike We Like: The Ouray Perimeter Trail

This incredible six-plus-mile trail has it all—waterfalls, natural pools, old miners caves—as well as extraordinary views of the town dubbed “the Switzerland of America.”

Find Badass Women on the Big Screen This Weekend

No Man’s Land, the nation’s only female-focused adventure film festival, returns to Carbondale for its third year.

Hot Rod Hill Climb

Festive Colors Bring Fast Cars To Colorado

The mountains are full of races and festivals featuring vintage roadsters this month.

Carter Lake

Hike We Like: Carter Lake’s Sundance Trail

Take a leisurely stroll along this 1,100-acre reservoir near Berthoud before jumping in to cool down.


Bragging Rights

Are you up to these eight outdoor challenges?

6 Summer Yoga Festivals to Nurture Mind, Body & Spirit

Deepen your practice with other like-minded friends at one of these yogic gatherings.


Local Climbing Phenom Releases Memoir

Tommy Caldwell’s new book traces his rise to become one of the world’s best climbers.

wind turbine

Betting the (Wind) Farm

Xcel breaks ground on a billion-dollar wind farm in Eastern Colorado.


Hike We Like: Doudy Draw and Spring Brook Loop

Head to this lollipop loop when you have out-of-town visitors, or need an invigorating early-morning run.


CSU Pueblo Hosts Historical Dalai Lama Exhibit

Embracing Compassion encompasses 16 works that illustrate each of the 14 incarnations of the Dalai Lama.

Boulder Picks Up the Slack (Line)

Boulder’s new city rules allow for slacklining on designated trees in certain parks. But slacklining in Denver? Don’t push your luck.

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