• Water World: Playboating has changed the sport of kayaking in Golden.

    The Great Outdoors

    It was where 1850s miners discovered placer gold, and was once the state’s territorial capital and a frontier outpost known as the last “flat place” before the Rocky Mountains.
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  • Let it Flow: Fish private waters at The Broadmoor. Photography courtesy of The Broadmoor


    When you think about Colorado, most people picture the mountains, not the water. Even though the state is landlocked and miles from the nearest ocean, there are so many fun ways to enjoy our H2O.
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  • A sea of aspen can be seen near Crested Butte. Photography: Matt Inden/Miles

    Good as Gold

    As the Earth tilts away from the sun, skies turn a brilliant blue, the air is crisp, wildflowers disappear before the first frost and the aspen leaves begin to tint toward gold by mid-September.
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  • "Pro level racing for women is shorter duration. That allows racing to be very dynamic  from the gun" --Amy Charity. Photography: Casey Gibson

    The XX Factor

    When the annual USA Pro Cycling Challenge whirls into Colorado August 17-23, the Centennial State will again be the center of the cycling universe.
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  • Swim with sharks at the Denver Downtown Aquarium. Photography: A-1 Scuba & Travel Center

    No ocean? No problem!

    You’ve heard it umpteen times, that Colorado is a “lifestyle state,” and, of course, it’s true. Numbers prove that Coloradans place a premium on integrating hiking, biking, & skiing into their lives.
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  • Michael Sandmeier with the Colorado Prospectors Club examines a quartz vein. Photography: Ted Alan Stedman

    Digging In

    Slinging a small hand pick in a rocky hole on the side of a mountain isn’t something I’ve done much. Or at all, really. But the word is there’s good reason to be doing this here.
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