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10 Classic Western Landmarks You Should Visit Now
By Lindsey B. Koehler | May 2018
From Colorado’s Black Canyon to Montana’s Glacier National Park, here’s our list of the Mountain West’s 10 most iconic landmarks.
A Beginner’s Guide to Hitting the Slopes in Colorado
By Victoria Carodine | December 11, 2018
Don’t be intimidated by our state’s preeminent winter sports. Follow our step-by-step guide to getting started with skiing and snowboarding, and you’ll be shredding fresh pow in no time.
A Coloradan’s Guide to Surviving the End of the World
By Spencer Campbell | June 2018
Rather than condemn them as alarmists, we decided to ask Colorado’s prepper community to share its wisdom. By following their recipe for survival, you’re bound to be better prepared to persevere through the small-scale disasters that could interrupt daily life.
Make Your #VanLife Dreams a Reality
By Emma Murray | August 3, 2018
The lifestyle movement of, yes, living out of a van (or truckbed, hatchback, and even the occasional creatively utilized sedan)—and maybe even down by a river—is made possible by wifi, remote work, and the gig economy. These seven local companies can fully transform and prep your vehicle, whether it’s for full-time #VanLife or weekend adventures.
Theft by Taking: The Alarming Trend of Wildlife Poaching in Colorado
By Kelly Bastone | October 2018
Although the term “poaching” conjures scenes of far-flung lands where exotic animals such as elephants and Bengal tigers are always in demand, the practice of illegally killing or capturing wildlife isn’t just the domain of the developing world. It’s also a problem in the United States, and specifically here in Colorado.
5 Amazing Places to Stay in the Colorado Mountains
By Daliah Singer | December 4, 2018
There-and-back, single-day trips to the mountains are a luxury of the past (thank you, all the people moving here and I-70 traffic). Luckily, high-elevation hotels are responding to the changing needs of mountain visitors with awesome packages, fun amenities, and new locations. Here are five venues calling our names this winter.
Defy Gravity on One of Colorado’s Four Via Ferratas
By Terri Cook | July 30, 2018
Test your limits while dangling from the side of a cliff on one of our state’s European-style climbing adventures.
By Martin J. Smith | January 2018
A city dog confronts porcupines, coyote kills, and marmots—and the myriad other challenges of life in Colorado’s high country.
11 Off-the-Grid Summer Hut Trips
By Lindsey B. Koehler | June 2018
Armed with sunscreen, plenty of water and beef jerky, and sturdy hiking boots, a team of 5280 reporters ventured out to experience some of Colorado’s best summertime hut-tripping options. Here, their experiences, advice, and tips, all of which will help you plan your own warm-weather backcountry escapade.
A First-Timer’s Guide to Ouray
By Tyra Sutak | January 18, 2018