Twenty years ago, Congress declared 14 miles of Colorado’s deepest canyon worthy of national park status. If you’ve stood along the edge of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park’s namesake chasm, you understand why—yet the Black is still the state’s least-visited national park. We suggest you go before that changes.
December is fraught with the potential for poor decision-making in Colorado: ill-fated travel plans, gear you buy as a gift for her that’s really for you, pot edibles as stocking stuffers. Don’t let bad ideas mar all the merriment. Use this manual to avoid 16 common missteps and find better ways to enjoy whatever you happen to be celebrating this month.