Philip Armour

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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.

Mine! All Mine!

Locals in Colorado's St. Vrain Valley don't want gravel mining trucks clogging and polluting the most popular path to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Turn Me On

Skeptical about e-bikes? Jim Turner is ready to lead the electric bike revolution with high-performance cycles that make you forget they come with a throttle.

Ski Shoot Repeat

Guns and an elevated heartbeat make the obscure sport of biathlon pump, but can an activity that's equal parts NRA, Tai Chi and cardio-freak ever catch on with the mainstream?

The Brotherhood of the Yurts

For two backcountry fanatics, an annual pilgrimage to the snow-bound yurt becomes a form of sacred renewal.

The Crown Jewels

After decades of heli-futility, a skier finally strikes paydirt close to home in Nevada’s...