Colorado’s landscape bursts into a kaleidoscope of color every summer, when more than 3,200 species of wildflowers spring up all over the state. The high elevations hit their budding peaks this month, which means now’s the time to get outside and enjoy the abundance of hues. Here, our guide to where to go, the best ways to get there, and how to identify all those beautiful blooms once you find them.
For 20 years, the Boulder-based nonprofit has helped girls learn outdoor skills through backpacking excursions, rock climbing camps, and day hiking trips. Now, they're expanding their focus to reach even more communities.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the Colorado Tourism Office have released Care for Colorado, a new set of principles designed to encourage both tourists and locals to be better stewards of the outdoors.