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Editor

Lindsey B. King

Editor

Lindsey B. King runs the editorial department at 5280, which means she does a little bit of everything but mostly spends her days panicking about missed deadlines. She is a six-time ASME National Magazine Award finalist—and a two-time winner—for stories that are either about the great outdoors or, you know, dying. See: “Shattered Minds,” “The 5280 Guide To Winter Camping,” Sheer Beauty,” “The Art Of Dying Well,” “Earth, Wind & Water,” and “Low On O2.” In 2017, King was named a Folio: Top Women in Media honoree, and many of her other stories, like “Hooked,” “Gone,” and “Undefeated,” have been honored at various journalism awards ceremonies. King was born in Charleston, West Virginia, spent more than a decade in suburban Atlanta, and moved to Colorado in 2001. She has an ABJ in magazine journalism from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism (Go, Dawgs!). She is unreasonably proud of never having been on Facebook and TikTok confuses her, but she tweets occasionally (@linzbking) and looks at dog videos on Instagram (@linzbking).

Articles By Lindsey B. King

The 5280 Guide to Utah’s Arches National Park

If you’ve already hit Colorado’s four national parks, the next closest is this stunner in Utah. Here, all the details you need for having an amazing experience.

Stories of Summer

A letter from the editor of 5280.

12 Summer Reads Chosen by the Experts at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store

These new and upcoming releases—all written by Colorado authors—are the perfect page turners to pack for your summer vacation.

The Stewards of Colorado’s Fourteeners

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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Meet the Local Nonprofit Responsible for Nearly Every Trail on Colorado’s Fourteeners

The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative has built sustainable routes on 36 14,000-foot peaks in the past 30 years.

Small plates and wine at La Bouche. Photo by Riane Menardi Morrison

19 of Denver’s Best Wine Bars

Whether you’re a pét-nat connoisseur or don’t know a Chardonnay from a Sauvignon Blanc, there’s a wine bar in Denver that will satisfy your palate.

Replacing Black Gold

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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10 Spring Break Reads Chosen by the Experts at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store

These new and upcoming releases—all written by Colorado authors—are exactly what you need to relax during your kid’s week off.

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World of Flavor

A letter from the editor of 5280.

Pool at Garden of the Gods Resort

The 5280 Guide to the Newer, Cooler Colorado Springs

Our 28 best reasons to visit our formerly stodgy neighbor to the south.

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Being Raised on Small-Town Amateur Hockey

A letter from the editor of 5280.

The 26 Best Podcasts to Listen to in 2024

Whether they’re produced by Coloradans or focus on western issues, these audio delights—some of which are older but still relevant and some of which are still pumping out new episodes—are required listening.

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The Emotional Fallout from Being Scammed Is Real

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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How Many Close Friends Do You Have?

A letter from the editor of 5280.

20 Fall Reads Chosen by the Experts at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store

These new or upcoming releases, all by Colorado authors or illustrators, are exactly what you—and/or your kids—need for cozying up by the fire when the temps dip.

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Hometown Ski Hills

A letter from the editor of 5280.

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Getting Through Life’s Hard Moments

Our shopping list for the best local pick-me-ups for any lousy, only-in-Colorado situation. (Bonus: These spirit lifters make great holiday gifts, too.)

Road Trip Restaurant: Fidel’s Cocina & Bar in Palisade

Eighteen-month-old Fidel’s slings perfectly mixed cocktails and top-notch Mexican cuisine on the Western Slope.

How Many Of 5280’s Best 25 Restaurants Have You Been To?

Get out your calendar: You have dinner reservations to make.

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Where Have All the Downtown Denver Parking Meters Gone?

Finding a spot to stash your vehicle in downtown Denver is no longer easy. Here’s why—and how you might need to adjust your expectations going forward.

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