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Are Trails in Colorado Harming Wildlife?

Colorado is in the midst of a trail-building bonanza. But research has revealed an inconvenient truth: The humans recreating on these trails are negatively impacting wildlife populations throughout the state. Is there a way to spend time in the backcountry responsibly without endangering the state’s fauna?

A Modest Proposal

The High Lonesome Ranch in western Colorado is big enough to be a national park, but its owners, led by Paul Vahldiek Jr., don’t take their cues from the government. Instead, they’ve developed a unique approach to land management that could revolutionize the conservation movement for both private and public open spaces.

Crushing the Course

How to train like a world champion for the grueling demands of obstacle course races.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Utah’s Westwater Canyon offers stellar scenery and sought-after solitude—but only for boaters brave enough to face its rapids.

River Revival

River advocates recently secured nearly $8 million to revitalize roughly 30 miles of the Colorado River headwaters. It’s the largest such restoration ever attempted on this stretch of the Centennial State’s signature waterway, and it required nothing short of a miracle to pull off: a truce between sworn enemies.

A Fishy Deal?

Ross Reels sought subsidies to stay in Montrose, but are the payouts smart investments in the city’s future—or corporate bribes? 

3 Ultimate Running Vacations

Use running as your ticket to bliss with these three adventurous retreats, complete with personalized training from some of the sport's best competitors. 

The Bold and the Beautiful

Utah’s Westwater Canyon offers stellar scenery and sought-after solitude—but only for boaters brave enough to face its rapids.

Get in Shape for Summer

We developed fitness equations to get you in shape for Colorado's favorite warm-weather excursions.

Winter in Colorado

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