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The Insider’s Guide to Great Sand Dunes National Park

Everything you need to know to enjoy a trip to one of America's most beautiful landscapes.

5280

May 2016

From the Editor

Features

Rogue Agent

Parts of the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge—which is located on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant—will soon open to the public for recreational use. The FBI agent who raided the facility in the 1980s says the area isn’t safe. What if he’s right?

Department

Whose Land Is It Anyway?

How a mining law that dates to the 1870s is limiting access to backcountry recreation trails and posing a threat to Colorado’s wild spaces. 

Front Range

Rent Control

The mayor's affordable housing plan has exceeded expectations—so far. But the future of reasonable rent remains in doubt. 

Scene

Gear Up

The best part about planning a trip is buying new (Colorado-designed) equipment.

Eat and Drink

Backstory

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