Editor’s Letter: Wide Awake 

“Our plan was simple: Wake at that godforsaken hour. Drive up to the Indian Peaks. Climb 13,409-foot Navajo Peak, a beautiful perfectly shaped pyramid that’s a bit off the grid. And be back down in town early enough so that work didn’t really know we were gone—and in time to pick up kids from camp.”

60 and Badass 

Aging does not mean slowing down. These older athletes talk about competition, overcoming injury and the secrets to staying fit longer.

We are Loving Chautauqua to Death 

As visitation at Boulder, Colorado’s favorite park skyrockets, the city experiments with how to deal with an ever growing crush of recreation seekers.

White Rim Remembrance 

A group of mountain bikers honor their friend, the world-famous photographer Doug Pensinger, by tossing his ashes into the Canyonlands winds.

Local Hero: Michael Brown

Emmy-winning filmmaker, Michael Brown, loves to teach.

Eat, Sleep, Play: Moab, Utah

With cooler weather on the horizon, it’s time to revisit this mountain biking standby—and discover new spots to nosh and spin in Moab, Utah.

Flashpoint: Conservation Bonanza

While the bulk of public lands news coming out of Utah has been bad, the people of Park City banded together to raise money and save this gem from development.

Hot Spot: Under Threat

Politicians more interested in short-term gain than preservation want to take these three magical, wild spots away. You can save them.

The Trail: The Comanche-Venable Loop

Download the free ViewRanger app and the following coordinates to take on this trek through the wilds of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristos.

Numerology: The Conservation Alliance

Do the math. This outdoor industry supported organization funnels much-needed cash to grassroots conservation groups.

Straight Talk: The Superfan

To celebrate our readers in this issue, we sought out someone who loves Elevation Outdoors and lives and breathes the healthy, active lifestyle we embody. Meet Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey.

Young Blood

Meet seven young Rocky Mountain activists and athletes ages 26 and under who are working to build a better world.

Gear: Bikepacking

Want to get out for a night or more with your trusty steed? We run down what you will need, and where to pack it, to head out on the ultimate, two-wheeled big mountain adventure.

Hear This: Dance Revolution

A dedicated group of Colorado DJs and promoters are hosting dance parties with an inclusive vibe that put the focus on getting down rather than raking in cash.

The Road: The Slow Reveal

Move to Colorado to embrace the mountains and you have to live up to the badass idyll and become a rad, overachieving climber, skier, hiker… or do you? An injury and real time in the hills taught this transplant the true meaning of the life in the high country.

Elwayville: Made in the Mountains

Why do mountain towns inspire so many entrepreneurs?

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