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Senior Editor

Nicholas Hunt

Senior Editor

Nicholas Hunt grew up in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, where he learned to mountain bike, kayak, fly fish, hike, and surprisingly, ski. It’s also where he learned to write, a skill that’s taken him across the country as an award-winning journalist and editor. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Communications, he’s slowly marched west with stints at multiple magazines including WashingtonianArkansas Life, and Outside. With a few years in every time zone in the Lower 48 under his belt, he feels safe in declaring that Mountain Time is God’s time.

Articles By Nicholas Hunt

Travelers queue up at the south security checkpoint in Denver.

Why TSA Agents Hate Colorado Driver’s Licenses

A glitch with the Transportation Security Administration’s ID readers leaves many Coloradans wondering why their licenses won’t scan.

Decoding the Secret Language of Colorado Cattle Brands

How to read the West’s unofficial alphabet, from your Walking A’s to your Lazy Z’s.

A perspective shot from 6-Chair in Breckenridge. It's a blue-sky day and there's fresh powder beneath the two-seater.

What’s New At Colorado’s Ski Resorts This Season

New lifts and better snowmaking and bigger lodges—oh my!

The 2022 Colorado Gear Guide

The best locally made gear for wherever your Colorado adventures take you, from paddleboarding Lake Dillion to hiking the high alpine.

How to Take a Ski Photo That Will Turn Heads

Adventure photographer Liam Doran’s five tips for capturing an epic image on Colorado’s slopes.

What Will Denver Look Like in the Metaverse?

The sites that are sure to populate Denver’s version of the Metaverse.

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Skiing and Boarding

Want to leave the lifts—and the lift lines—behind? We spoke with Centennial State ski guides, avalanche safety educators, and other experts to get the down low on skiing the high country.

Pulitzer Prize–Finalist Ted Conover on Living Off-Grid in the San Luis Valley

We sat down with the veteran journalist to talk about his new book, Cheap Land Colorado, his unique style of immersive reporting, and why parts of the San Luis Valley look like a set from Mad Max.

How to Find the Right Third Space in Denver for You

Connect with your fellow Denverites at these four communal spaces.

A purple neon sign of the state of Colorado on a brick wall

What the Heck is the Approval Voting Party?

We didn’t know, either, so we did a deep dive into Colorado’s minority political parties to bring you this unofficial guide. 

From Littleton to Nairobi, Ascent Fly Fishing Spans the Globe

Littleton’s Ascent Fly Fishing works with suppliers and tiers around the world to ensure anglers get the flies they need.

7 Leaf Peeping Road Trips Perfect for Electric Vehicles

Colorado is making its scenic and historic byways more accessible for vehicles without combustion engines, meaning these fall foliage routes are electrifying in more ways than one.

How to Take a Colorado Road Trip in an Electric Vehicle

Nervous about exploring Colorado by electric vehicle? Here are a few basic tips to make EV road trips less daunting.

5 Amazing Outdoor Adventures Accessible by Public Transit

RTD is waiving its fares this month to combat air pollution. To help you take advantage of the feel-good moment, we’ve rounded up five of the Front Range’s best outdoor outings reachable by bus and rail.

3 Gorgeous Colorado Destinations You Could (And Should) Access by Vehicle

The vistas are even more spectacular when viewed from heated seats.

A Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Bigfoot in Colorado

We asked a Bigfoot hunting expert (yes, they exist) to share a few squatch-scouting skills to help track the elusive giant.

It May Be Time for a Permanent Fire Ban. Don’t @ Me.

Campfires are great, but one Coloradan dares to ask, “Are they really worth it?”

Illustration of Shadow Mountain Bike Park

The Battle to Build the First Lift-Served Mountain Bike Park in the Front Range

Two cyclists want to alleviate overcrowding on trails by building Shadow Mountain Bike Park in Conifer. Some of their potential neighbors want to stop them.

There’s a New Commercial Space Race Happening, and Colorado Wants to Win It

Private aerospace companies are trying to mold a modern orbital ecosystem driven as much by profits as it is by exploration. Already home to the nation’s second largest commercial space economy, the Centennial State is a major launch pad in more ways than one.

How Colorado Will Be a Key Player in Missions to Mars and Beyond

Deep space missions (still) take a village. Or in the case of the James Webb Space Telescope and a possible manned mission to Mars, cooperation between multiple national space programs.

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