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Terri Cook, 5280 Contributor

Terri Cook is an award-winning travel and science writer, whose work is featured in a diverse group of publications, including Scientific American, NOVA Next, Science News, EARTH, Boulder Magazine, Tea Time, and American Road. After traveling around the world, Cook chose to settle in Boulder, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a crazy cat named Nazgul. More of her work can be found at down2earthscience.com.

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Hike We Like: Eagle’s View Loop

Enjoy green meadows, shady forests, and great views of America’s Mountain along this classic foothills hike near Conifer.

Hike We Like: Red Mountain Trail

Not up for the Manitou Incline's grueling 2,744 stairs? Try this adjacent 2.6-mile out-and-back trail, with a summit that offers views of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, and Garden of the Gods.

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A Tale of Two Mummies

Visit the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to learn how modern technology is unwrapping the secrets, both ancient and modern, of two Egyptian mummies.

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Colorado By Nature: The Great Diamond Hoax

In 1872, a false claim that an area in northern Colorado contained diamonds nearly brought our young nation’s economy to its knees. But a century later, Mother Nature had the last laugh.

Behind the Vines: Whitewater Hill Vineyards & Winery

No Western Slope wine-tasting trip is complete without a stop at this laid-back winery, which won three of last year’s prestigious Governor’s Cup awards for its outstanding full-bodied reds.

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Hike We Like: Gregory Canyon

This jaunt through the Flatirons offers vibrant autumn color, a great workout, and some wonderful views.

Behind the Vines: Carlson Vineyards

One of Colorado’s oldest and best-known wineries captures the freshest of our state’s fruity flavors—and quirky humor—in its easy-drinking wines.

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