Here, a view not of the skyline, but a vista from within the city where so much happens: Host to the largest craft beer competition in the world, capital to an often inharmonious, often strange political landscape, and having, inarguably, some of the best scenery and outdoor activities in the country. Perhaps Colorado’s new state slogan should’ve been “never a dull moment” instead.

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Jerilyn Forsythe
Jerilyn Forsythe

Jerilyn Forsythe is a freelance writer and editor, and 5280's former digital associate editor. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter @jlforsyt.