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10 of the Best Scenic and Historic Byways in Colorado

Thirty years ago, Colorado set up a program to preserve and promote the state’s best drives. Here, some of those favorite byways to help you plan your next road trip.

5280 September 2019

Features

The Inside Story of the Colorado Avalanche’s Turnaround

A little more than two years ago, the Colorado Avalanche were among the worst teams in the NHL. Then the Avs made back-to-back playoff appearances, and this year, with a talented young lineup, they might well be Stanley Cup contenders. Here’s your guide to one of the league’s most exciting teams—both on and off the ice.

The Rise of Regenerative Agriculture in Colorado

Regenerative agriculture—which aims to help heal the earth through restorative farming and ranching practices—is taking root in Colorado. But does it stand a chance against big ag?

Fall Fashion’s Bauhaus-Inspired Styles

A century after the founding of the influential German art school, linear silhouettes accented with geometric patterns bring this season’s top looks into sharp focus.

Department

Can Denver Public Schools Help Kids Experiencing Trauma?

How one local school is nurturing students who’ve experienced childhood trauma—and how the rest of Denver Public Schools is attempting to follow suit.

From the Editor

The Carnivore’s Dilemma

A letter from the editor of 5280‘s September 2019 issue.

Compass

This Innovative Campus Offers Hands-On Learning For Teens

Cherry Creek School District’s career preparedness facility will help students earn trade certifications in fields like computer science and aviation.

4 New Ways Tech Companies Are Watching Your Every Move

The Mile High City soon could be teeming with digital spies sent here to observe your life—and (hopefully) make it better.

Have Denverites Found a Way to Control Development?

A mechanism in the Mile High City’s zoning code is allowing residents to challenge construction plans.

Hail to the Chiefs: 5 Presidents’ Moments in the Centennial State Sun

From hunting trips to golf balls gone awry, the state has had no shortage of presidential history.

Oral History: How Cale Makar Went from the NCAA to the NHL in 48 Hours

Those who were there tell us about the whirlwind 48 hours leading up to Cale Makar’s historic NHL debut.

Adventure

How One Coloradan Spends Her Winter Skating on High-Alpine Ice

Laura Kottlowski finds inspiration on the state’s heavenly bodies of water.

How to Get in on Colorado’s Gravel Riding Boom

Biking’s fastest-growing discipline is a great way to explore the Centennial State’s backcountry roads.

New (or Improved) Apps to Help You Explore Colorado

Colorado-made mobile apps will help you predict thunderstorms, identify wildflowers, and find the best trail to explore.

Culture

The Best Things to Do This September in Colorado

Your short list of the Centennial State’s coolest September events.

The Lumineers Have a Grand Plan to Get Fans Listening to Albums

Will it change the way we listen to music?

Cheryl Strayed’s Play Makes Its Colorado Debut

Tiny Beautiful Things, a play based on Wild author’s collection of advice columns, is coming to Boulder.

These New Jeans Are Great for Your Wardrobe—and the Planet

All the ways Zero Cotton jeans are better than your average denim.

Eat and Drink

This New Food Truck Will Satisfy All of Your Dumpling Cravings

Don’t miss the killer pot stickers from Yuan Wonton.

Little Man Ice Cream’s New Factory Is a Triple Threat

The ice cream parlor, retail shop, and production home base is making sweet dreams come true on West Colfax.

Where Our Food Editors Are Eating Right Now, September 2019

Small-batch bourbon and cracker-crust pizza in RiNo, comforting early-day bites in Lakewood, and fresh-baked treats in West Highland are all on the menu this month.

An Eating and Drinking Tour of the Western Slope

Follow Grand Junction chef Josh Niernberg on an eating, drinking, and calorie-burning tour of the #westslopebestslope.

Does Contemporary, Pan-Regional Smōk Satisfy?

At the Source Hotel and Market Hall, Smōk is serving up Pan-American style barbecue. But does it deliver?

Backstory

Avalanche Defensemen Erik Johnson on Life Without His Three Front Teeth

“No one on the ice is intimidated by [the gap]. It’s the NHL.”

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