Our biggest issue of the year is here and it’s packed with everything you need to know to plan out an epic summer! From our annual festival guide, to our Boozapalooza winners, to catching up with Governor Hickenlooper about Colorado’s public lands, to how to dress to impress this festival season… it’s all in our May issue!

EDITOR’S LETTER: THIS HOUSE IS ON FIRE

This month’s Editor’s Letter will inspire you to get out there and make your voice heard to protect America’s beautiful public lands. 

ALL THAT GLITTERS

Want hearty dishes served family-style in a rustic setting followed by live bluegrass, folk and country music? Head to the Gold Hill Inn.

YOGA ON DEMAND

Leave the yoga scene and sweat behind and tune in for just 15 minutes.

EAT, SLEEP, PLAY: SILVERTHORNE, CO

Don’t pass it by: Silverthorne’s local pride, culinary innovation and easy access to public lands make it a prime adventure destination.

LOCAL HERO: BRANDON KASS

What do you do when you’re a landlocked Colorado sailing instructor? Teach over 6,000 people how to run with the wind, of course.

UP AND OVER: TACKLING THE IMOGENE PASS RUN

Test lungs and legs on the tough, but very doable Imogene Pass Run this summer.

B CORP THE CHANGE: CHOPWOOD MERCANTILE

Crested Butte’s Chopwood Mercantile is rethinking how a gear retail shop can make a big difference when it comes to protecting the outdoors.

NATIVE RIGHT: THE FIGHT FOR BEARS EARS

The fight to create Bears Ears National Monument—and now to save it— has been trumpeted by big brands and environmental groups like Patagonia and Sierra Club, but, at its core, this battle has been fought by and for Native American people and the stakes may include the fate of America’s public lands. 

LIVING LUXE IN BEAVER CREEK

Adventure for hardcores at Beaver Creek? Yes, it’s all here—and you can soak in the beautiful life when you are done playing.

THE TRAIL: PAWNEE BUTTES

Download the free ViewRanger app and coordinates and head to Colorado’s plains this spring to explore these unique badlands.

STRAIGHT TALK: JOHN HICKENLOOPER

John Hickenlooper, The Governor of Colorado, discusses the future of public lands, how to bring the Outdoor Retailer trade show to Denver—and, of course, beer.

THE ULTIMATE 2017 FESTIVAL GUIDE

It’s time to plan how you are going to rock, roll, race, taste, chill out, compete, get down and make the most of the festival season that puts you and a few hundred of your friends on the same field.

OUTERBIKE MEETS CRESTED BUTTE

This summer, the biggest bike demo event in the universe is coming to the most iconic mountain biking destination on the planet. The singletrack faithful will be there. Will you?

BOOZAPALOOZA 

Beer, wine, liquor, cider… Colorado craft brewers, vinters and distillers have been winning awards and pleasing palates with all of these libations. But who rises to the top when you square them all off?

COLORADO DOG DAYS

With the right planning and gear, your pup can accompany you on almost any outing in the wild. Welcome to the ultimate outdoor adventure guide for your dog.   

DRESS TO FEST

You’ve heard us say this before, but if you are going to spend a weekend dancing, hiking, hula-hooping, playing some music and generally relaxing at a festival, you need the right gear. Trust us. 

FIVE BANDS YOU MUST SEE

Planning for festival season? Catch these bands playing on the Rocky Mountain Festival Circuit this summer.

LIVING IN THE STREAM

A survivor of abuse befriends a woman battling cancer on the Middle Fork of Idaho’s Salmon River, and learns what it truly means to live. 

ELWAYVILLE: AMERICAN GIRL

Music—and skiing—will keep us young. And don’t only the young find love?