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How the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Helped Turn Durango Into a Cycling Mecca

Ahead of its 50th anniversary, we recount how the beloved event, which sees cyclists race a historic steam train, got its start and set the stage for biking to flourish in the southern Colorado town.

Your Guide to Stargazing in Colorado

Travelers are flocking to the West for what its wide-open spaces lack: light pollution. From savvy rural towns that have gone dark to attract such tourists to protected places where visitors can watch the constellations as the country’s original inhabitants did, we break down where—and how—to best enjoy the night sky in the Centennial State.

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