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The 5280 Gravel Biking Field Manual

From the trails to the gear to the style, here’s everything you need to know to try out cycling’s hottest trend.

5280 September 2023

Why Luis Benitez Believes The Outdoor Recreation Industry Needs A Seat In Washington, D.C.

Benitez wants to harness his past experience as the first director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to create a similar entity in the federal government. But can the accomplished mountaineer get Americans—especially Beltway politicians—to see the benefit of coordinating our outdoor adventures?

Host a Fall Harvest Feast Infused with Indigenous Ingredients

Andrea Murdoch, the chef behind Denver’s Four Directions Cuisine, shares a fall harvest feast of braised bison, salsas, and other dishes produced with Native North, South, and Central American ingredients.

The 5280 Gravel Biking Field Manual

From the trails to the gear to the style, here’s everything you need to know to try out cycling’s hottest trend.

Colorado State University’s New Administrator On Making Campus More Welcoming To Native American Students

Patrese Atine is the university’s first assistant vice president for Indigenous and Native American affairs.

Have Colorado Police Finally Figured Out a Way to Put the Brakes on Car Theft?

After years of skyrocketing car theft in Colorado, a Grand Junction task force has spearheaded an initiative that seems to be slowing the number of stolen cars.

Onward & Upward

A letter from the editor of 5280.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Questions the Cowboy

Cowboy, MCA Denver’s newest show, shatters the stereotype surrounding the West’s most enduring icon.

The Surprising Way Farming Shaped Gregory Alan Isakov’s New Album

Appaloosa Bones, the recently-released sixth album from Gregory Alan Isakov, took five years to produce because, in part, the folk artist was also busy running a farm. Isakov reveals here why tending to the soil is an essential part of his music.

Why Keeping Up On The Trails Is Overrated

After years spent trying to keep up while hiking with her husband, one writer finally finds a happy medium by slowing down.

Meet The New Tennyson Street, Same-ish As The Old Tennyson Street

A slew of new boutiques and eateries—plus a few mainstays—has helped the six-block stretch between 38th and 44th streets maintain its reputation as one of Denver’s premier retail and dining destinations.

Can Deion Sanders Change Colorado’s Reputation as a Fashion Backwater?

The hapless Buffs aren’t the only ones who need Deion Sanders to revamp their vibe. Coloradans could learn a thing or two about fashion from the recent GQ Sports Style Hall of Fame inductee, too.

Fox and the Hen is a Hot Spot for Morning Munchies

The LoHi eatery serves playful, early day eats from chefs Carrie Baird and Michael Fox.

3 Colorado Honey Brands to Buy Now

With pollinators in peril, it’s never been more important to support our local bees and beekeepers. Thanks to these makers, it’s also deliciously easy.

How Lucina Eatery & Bar is Making Dining Out Fun Again

Lucina Eatery & Bar invites diners to give themselves over to the culinary traditions of Latin America, South America, Spain, and the Caribbean.

The Oversimplified Guide to Splitting a Log

Five tips for cutting firewood—without hurting yourself.

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