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

Highway to Heaven

Summit County's Signature Summertime Roadtrip

From lonely lakes to happy hours, 72 hours (and 60 miles) of bliss on the Blue River Parkway.

07/25/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Seth K. Hughes