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The Girls Next Door

In 2012, President Barack Obama said the fight against human trafficking was “one of the greatest human rights cause of our time.” So why are so many Colorado children still being sexually exploited?

5280 April 2014


Hidden Colorado

We uncover more than 60 supersecret restaurants, vistas, hikes, attractions, and quirky, only-in-Colorado experiences you probably don’t know about—but should.

The New Golden Years

More than 1.3 million Coloradans are about to start turning 65—a population shift that will redefine senior health and living.

The Most Powerful People In Denver

Our list of the movers and shakers who are shaping the Mile High City—now. 


Lost in the Maze

Coloradans with autism are often trapped in a labyrinthine system unable to meet their needs. 

From the Editor


A letter from the editor of our April 2014 issue.

Front Range

Taking Flight

There’s no need to migrate very far to reach six of Colorado’s top birding spots.

Beer Olympics

The World Beer Cup makes its way to Colorado this month.

Hot Seats

You don’t have to empty your wallet to get the best view at Coors Field.

Around The Horn

The Rockies’ Jordan Pacheco plays five positions—but can he be good at all of them?

Hall of Oates

A Q&A with John Oates of best-selling music duo Hall & Oates.


Digital Detox

These eight Colorado retreats give you a good excuse to go leave the iStuff at home for the weekend. 


Jam Session

Locally made preserves are all the rage around town, and all come with a story.

The Golden Ratio

How to find a button-down that actually fits.

Global Alchemy

Bare bags are functional carryalls that are handmade in Colorado.

Dog Paddle

Indoor swimming pools are making their way into doggie rehab centers.

The Denver IQ Test

How well do you know your hometown?


Eat and Drink

Veggie Lover

A meatless take on Vietnamese food.

Heaven Scent

Black Eye Coffee’s oatmeal should be the envy of other breakfast cereals. 

Sandwich Genius

Try these four dressed-up versions of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 

How To: Make the Ultimate Bloody Mary

The Upslope

Headed to the Western Slope? Refuel in Grand Junction with Bin 707 Foodbar’s big-city eats.

Grand Ambitions: Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar

With chef John Broening at the helm, Le Grand Bistro & Oyster bar should be the ultimate French brasserie.

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