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Heather Balogh Rochfort

Articles By Heather Balogh Rochfort

Lupine in a Colorado meadow.

5 of the Best Hike-and-Spa Experiences for Colorado Moms

This Mother’s Day, celebrate your adventure mom by giving her what she really wants: sweat and rest.

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The 10 Best Colorado Gifts for Runners

Help your buddy make their miles with our favorite local gifts for runners.

The 10 Best Colorado Gifts for Plant Lovers

For the landscape-loving, green-thumbed plant mama or plant daddy in your life.

The 10 Best Colorado Gifts for Travelers

From campervan rentals to Colorado-themed duffels, we’ve got something on this list for every traveler in your life.

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The 10 Best Colorado Gifts for Less Than $25

Shopping on a budget? Here, our favorite wallet-friendly prezzies of the year.

Paddleboard yoga in front of the Evergreen Lake House.

6 Beautiful Places to Stand-Up Paddleboard on the Front Range

Whether it’s calm-and-cool flatwater or exhilarating rapids, Denver’s SUP scene has something for everyone.

Meet the All-Black Team Preparing to Climb Mt. Everest This Month

Team Full Circle, which includes three Coloradans, hopes the expedition challenges perceptions in the outdoor industry.

Meet the Denver Angler Bringing More Diversity to the Outdoors

Eeland Stribling has dedicated his life to helping more children of color engage with the natural world.

3 Ingredients That Feed the Brain-Gut Connection

These truly smart foods might just give your gray matter a boost.

Inside the Trend: Food as Medicine

We asked Colorado doctors, nutritionists, and other health care providers to guide us through the latest advancement in medicine: your diet.

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How Pat McMahon Helped Foster La Veta, Colorado’s Female-First Ethos

The so-called “hippie-artist-builder” paved the way for other women to lead.

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Inside the Effort to Preserve the Tragic Legacy of Colorado’s Japanese Internment Camp

For more than two decades, a high school history teacher and his students have led the fight.

Meet One of the Country’s Most Famous Wild Horses

The colorful mustang has been galloping through the Sand Wash Basin for nearly 30 years.

Check out the Website Sharing Running’s Personal Side

Trail Sisters is expanding its family to include hikers and backpackers.

Can Steamboat Springs Plug the Smartwool-Sized Hole in Its Economy?

With the adventure brand moving to Denver this spring, residents of the Routt County town are trying out some positive thinking.

A Climate Rally Is About to Descend Upon Outdoor Retailer

As outdoor brands showcase their newest wares inside the Colorado Convention Center on Friday, a group of climate activists will host a rally to remind the industry to focus on environmental activism.

How to Look Like a Pro at the 25th Ouray Ice Festival

This Colorado-made gear will help you ascend ice.

I Took My Baby on a Backcountry Skiing Trip—and It Actually Went Really Well

How bringing her baby to the Maroon Hut in Gothic transformed a young mother’s understanding of the word “extreme.”

Joseph Gray Wants to See More Diversity in the Mountains

The elite mountain runner is encouraging young black athletes to stick with the sport—starting in Colorado Springs.

How One Coloradan Spends Her Winter Skating on High-Alpine Ice

Laura Kottlowski finds inspiration on the state’s heavenly bodies of water.

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