This month, we put together an epic ode to the state we call home: Colorado. Our November issue is packed with stories about the best places to shred and hit the trails in the Centennial state, and the coolest brands who are based here. From raising kids in Colorado to exploring the state’s hidden gems, it’s all in our latest issue which is on stands now!
Editor’s Letter: Raised in Colorado
Nordic Insider Hit List
The Cost of Losing Hayden and Inge
Local Hero: Laura Kottlowski
Eat, Sleep, Play: Crested Butte
The Trail: Mayflower Gulch
Hot Spot: Backcountry In-Bounds
Numerology: Colorado Kids
Straight Talk: Rachel Croft
Colorado’s Top Adventure Towns
The Long Run Home
When endurance champ Rickey Gates decided to run across America, he didn’t set out to break a record. Instead, he wanted to see and meet people across the country and especially in his home state of Colorado.
The Adventure Family
“Eldora Is My Hill”
#Raised on Colorado
What better place to build an outdoor brand than in the state that gets outside and plays more than any other? The people who work at these companies live the Colorado life—and that dedication to adventure shows in the businesses they run and the gear they make.
Gear: Local Cred
Down to Leisure
In case you don’t know “athleisure,”it is athletic clothing that serves double-duty. One problem: It’s been listing heavily towards the leisure and away from useful. Fortunately, the following items embrace the athletic side of the athleisure spectrum.
Hear This: Centennial Sounds
The Road: The Big Valley
At roughly 8,000 feet and 8,000 square miles, the San Luis Valley is one of the world’s largest high-elevation playgrounds. And some enterprising locals have rolled up their sleeves to maximize the grandeur and make the hamlet of Del Norte a mountain biking, singletrack destination.
Elwayville: The Last Nature Poet