The March issue is here! And it’s packed with big ideas on how to inspire a more diverse and inclusive outdoor community, where to find adventure in the Rocky Mountain region this year, how we can all be better conservationists, and what type of travel gear you need to gear up for a trip of a lifetime. Plus we announce the winners of our annual Best of the Rockies poll! So pick up a copy or read on to dig into the latest issue of Elevation Outdoors Magazine.
Editor’s Letter: It’s Time to Listen
We need to stop talking and start hearing when it comes to making the outdoor industry more diverse.
Spring Ski Fling
Don’t let the low-snow year, sunshine and longing for singletrack discourage you—this is the ideal time to hit the hill.
Shredding the Status Quo
Coalition Snow revolutionizes women’s gear while aiming to buck the patriarchy.
Eat, Sleep, Play: South Lake Tahoe, California
Hop on a cheap flight to Reno and explore everything from powder to pizza in the heights of the Sierra this spring.
Local Hero: Dana Watts
This Colorado conservationist proves that saving the planet starts on the trails.
Oboz is planting a tree for every pair of shoes it sells.
Camping can be sexy. Prepare yourself for the Global Glamping Summit in Denver this spring.
Remembering Andrew Tilin
Longtime editor, author and friend to so many in the outdoor world dies in bike accident.
Up In Smoke
How Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attack on legalized cannabis could cause havoc in Colorado.
Hot Spot: Lush Life
Add a touch of luxury to your next outdoor outing at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, where you can wrap your climbing, biking and fly fishing adventures in good eats and high-end amenities.
Ride Arches National Park
Download the free ViewRanger app and road bike this route for a new way to experience one of Utah’s beloved national parks.
Numerology: It Starts At Home
While we (rightly) focus on the big battles over the fate of public lands and clean air and water that lay in the hands of Congress and the courts, local conservationists are engaged in tough, meaningful work in the fight to protect land and precious resources in their hometowns and backyards. Let’s give them a hand and add up the numbers when it comes to what close-to-home campaigns can achieve.
Straight Talk: Don Bushey
The founder of Denver’s Wilderness Exchange does more than run a store that caters to core outdoor sports, he is building an eduring community.
Best of the Rockies 2018
Every year we ask our readers to nominate their choices for the very best businesses, people, destinations and events in the Rocky Mountain region. Then they vote for the winners. The result is a listing of the personalities and places that make the outdoors pump. Read on to find out who took top honors and plan to advocate for your heroes and go-to spots next year.
Brave New Outdoors
The Rockies leads the country when it comes to embracing the $887 billion dollar outdoor recreation economy, but the region is also reimagining exactly what “outdoors” means. These five big new ideas are changing everything.
Utah Travel Guide
From the iconic sights of its five big national parks to rarely seen slot canyons, Utah is a place where you can find any adventure that suits you.
Colorado Adventure Guide
Find your Colorado this year.
Planning that big trip of a lifetime? Here’s the gear that will make your adventure easier, more comfortable and more versatile.
Hear This: Real Deals
Want to hear music the way musicians want to play it? Head to these seven mountain-town venues where the beer is cold, the cover’s cheap, the crowd’s rowdy and the band is hot.
Profiles in Motivation
A professional endurance mountain bike champ sought out women athletes in other extreme sports to determine how and why they set out to face fear—and win.
Elwayville: Heaven Is a Ghost Town
Every mountain town has its stories of loss and those spirits who continue to haunt us long after they have gone.