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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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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.

Hike We Like: Sound of Silence Trail

This colorful gem in Dinosaur National Monument loops through vibrant badlands en route to a little slickrock scrambling—and sweeping views.

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Only in Colorado: The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative

This local nonprofit is dedicated to building and maintaining sustainable hiking routes up each of our state's fourteeners—and educating hikers about how to protect our state's fragile ecosystems.

Behind the Vines: Legacy Vineyards

This easygoing winery in historic downtown Littleton serves vino made from its own Colorado-grown grapes, as well as other Centennial State wines.

Colorado By Nature: Bristlecone Pines

Stroll through a grove of ancient trees whose twisted trunks have stood on Mt. Evans’ windswept slopes since the fall of the Roman Empire.

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6 Picturesque Picnic Spots

Celebrate summer with an al fresco meal at one of these idyllic dining spots. Plus, our favorite eats to round out your summit menu.

Behind the Vines: Bigsby’s Folly

Life is an adventure at this new craft winery, which brings the best of California and other grape-growing regions to an unpretentious, Roaring Twenties-themed tasting room in the heart of RiNo.

Hike We Like: Twin Lakes Trail

This lakeside stroll near Leadville has unbeatable views of Colorado’s two highest peaks and the quaking aspen groves adorning their slopes.

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Hike We Like: Mount Herman Trail

This steep hike near Monument is rewarded with views stretching all the way from Castle Rock to the snow-capped summit of Pikes Peak.

Hike We Like: Lion’s Lair Trail

This forested back-door route up Mount Sanitas is just the shade-filled, out-and-back excursion we need on warmer days.

Behind the Vines: Talon Winery

Owned by an accomplished falconer, this Western Slope winery just south of I-70 features a variety of flavorful white wines.

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Only in Colorado: Tom’s Baby

After mysteriously disappearing for decades, Colorado’s largest chunk of gold was rediscovered—but it was several pounds lighter.

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