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 Washingtonian, Arkansas 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.
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.
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.
Hall, who took over as the director of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office last month, spoke with 5280 about making the outdoors more accessible, issues facing Centennial State mountain towns, and the future of the government agency.