EDITOR’S LETTER

Take a deep breath. There’s still hope in the battle to preserve the great outdoors. 

QUICK HITS

The San Juan TripColorado’s backcountry yurts, love at first summit, visit Steamboat Springs and more…

FLASHPOINT

Is there no way to fight back against a government that now sees climate change as hoax? The outdoor industry has the means, and the checkbook to turn up the heat.

HOT SPOT

There’s still time to get your snow-and-ice fix. Just nine hours from Denver, Bozeman, Montana is the ideal late-winter playground. 

THE TRAIL

Download the free ViewRanger app and these coordinates and head up to Humphreys Peak high up in the Kachina Pass of Arizona.

STRAIGHT TALK 

Anna Pfaff is an acclaimed alpinist that still manages to find time to scale extreme granite towers in between her work as a trauma nurse. 

BEST OF THE ROCKIES 2017

How is it even possible to choose the best businesses, destinations and events in the Rocky Mountain Region? We asked our readers to nominate and then vote for their favorites. Find out who took home top honors in our annual Best of the Rockies poll. 

TRAVEL 

Find out “How to Cuba” in our look inside traveling to this once-forbidden island, and learn why you should ditch the hotel and live out of a rental car, #rentavanlife style, on your next adventure.

BEST GEAR FOR TRAVEL 

With the homefront a chaos of social media anger and stress, it’s high time to seek out new horizons. Here are our picks for the best gear to get you out of Trumpland. 

THE ROAD

In China, a photographer finds near death in traffic, dangerous food, dirty ex-pats and some of the best limestone on the planet. 

ELWAYVILLE

Prayers, planes and pilsener: the true confessions of a nervous air traveler — and how being thankful (and drinking beer) can help.