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Heather Balogh Rochfort

Articles By Heather Balogh Rochfort

Lupine in a Colorado meadow.

7 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.

A cross-country skier skates along a groomed trail on the Grand Mesa, Colorado.

The Sound of Silence: Cross-Country Skiing the Grand Mesa

Swap pricey day passes and unending lift lines for a quieter kind of skiing.

The 10 Best Colorado Gifts for Travelers

From mountain-ready totes to Colorado-themed snack supplies, we’ve got ideas for every traveler in your life.

three runners

The 10 Best Colorado Gifts for Runners

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

The 10 Best Colorado Gifts for Less Than $25

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

The 10 Best Colorado Gifts for Plant Lovers

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

Family Adventuring in Utah’s Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons

Journey into the sandstone underworld with these two non-technical and family-friendly gulches.

Desert Solitude: Hiking Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah

Leave the crowds behind and explore Utah’s oldest national monument.

Enter Sandman: Backpacking in Great Sand Dunes National Park

Trade the high alpine environment for Colorado’s most ethereal landscape. Plus, everything you’ll need for a successful sandy escape.

An inflatable stand-up paddleboard on the banks of a Colorado river

Wet ’n’ Wild: Stand-Up Paddleboarding On a River

If calm and predictable lakes put you to sleep, test your skills on a livelier waterway.

8 Questions with New Colorado River Commissioner Rebecca Mitchell

The former Colorado Water Conservation Board director addresses climate change, the current state of Colorado’s water crisis, and how she plans to ensure a future with water in the West.

A meadow filled with magenta fireweed in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

Full Bloom: Hiking Through Wildflower Meadows on West Maroon Pass

Colorful Colorado is living up to its name right now, especially in the high country. If you want to go petal peeping, here’s where you should head.

A trio of wild horses in the Little Book Cliffs

Running Wild: Camping with Colorado’s Wild Horses

It’s desert season, and there is no better time to catch a glimpse of the powerful mustangs on the Western Slope.

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.

Erica Root Illustrations

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.

Camp Amache

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.

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