Hiking

Overcrowding on Colorado's Most-Popular Fourteener

What’s to be done about the perennial mob of peak-baggers overwhelming Quandary Mountain, and the state's other iconic summits?

07/14/2020 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Outdoors

Top of the Rockies Road Trip

From Meadow Mountain to Turqoise Lake: A 33-mile Sunday drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Summer Getaways

Top of the Rockies Road Trip

From Meadow Mountain to Turqoise Lake: A 33-mile Sunday drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Meadow Mountain

Minturn's returned-to-wilderness ski area is a locally favored playground for mellow mountain biking and overland romps with the family and/or dog

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to the Town of Minturn

From authentic Old West saloons to boutique drive-in movies and outdoor markets, the valley's version of Main Street USA has it all

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Tigiwon Road

From camping to summiting Eagle County's sole fourteener, Tigiwon Road is the valley's gateway to nature.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Tennessee Pass

A high mountain pass where World War II mountain troopers learned to ski is your gateway to wilderness hikes, and backcountry huts, yurts and a rustic dining hall.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Red Cliff

Exploring a former county seat that's now a sleepy hideaway for locals seeking escape from the noise, and crowds, of the valley.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Gilman

The little-known story behind the abandoned town clinging to the hillside between Minturn and Red Cliff.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Camp Hale

A historic World War II Army camp serves as the jump-off point for one of the most scenic ATV tours in Colorado.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Homestake Road

At the end of Homestake Road, a watery oasis awaits for paddlers seeking the solitude of a high-mountain lake.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Leadville

North America's highest incorporated city offers road trippers a glimpse of Colorado's past, with brewpubs, farm-to-table dining, and a plethora of outdoor adventures.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Turquoise Lake

Leadville's Turquoise Lake is an idyllic spot for camping, and watching the sun set beyond one of Colorado's most majestic mountain skylines.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Grand Hyatt Vail Opens a Swank Slopeside Yurt

Backcountry digs with a five-star twist.

02/17/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Local Nonprofits

Heart of Vail

A president's daughter finds a national audience for Starting Hearts' campaign to increase awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, and equip the public with lifesaving tools and skills

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Long Read

Pulling For A Cure

On February 21, Alison Reynolds will attempt ski across a frozen section of Norway that arcs just below the Arctic Circle. Her goal? To raise awareness of, and defeat, her daughter's rare genetic disease.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Powder-Hound's Guide to Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains

When the snowstakes at Vail and Beaver Creek both scream "Powder Day!" you'll need a game plan to get the goods. Follow our guide to 15+ stashes at the valley's signature resorts, as tested by local semi-pro athletes.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Scott Bellow

Festivals

A New End-of-season Music Festival Makes A Splash On Golden Peak

Powabunga adds a new soundtrack, and rallying cry, to Vail Mountain's World Pond Skimming Championships

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Arts + Culture

Creative Collective

A forgotten college campus in West Vail gets a new start as a colorful, communal arts cooperative.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

Must-try Down-valley Dining

The buzziest hot spot for haute cuisine in Edwards Corner? The Drunken Goat, an expansive reimagination of a locally loved wine and cheese shop

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth