Dig in to one of our best issues to date. We give you road trips, the winners of the 2023 Peak Gear Awards, stories of discovery on the trail, and much more. We can’t wait for you to find this beautiful issue on stands, at your rock gym, or in the brew pub. And we can’t wait to see you out there. 

Editor’s Letter
An argument in favor of e-bikes on the trails

Hit Colorado’s high dirt roads; put the family in an adventure wagon; explore ghost towns; find the goods in Ridgway; and learn about our favorite new gear, tech, and book.

Luis Benitez has topped Everest six times and positioned Colorado as a thought leader as the first director of the state’s Outdoor Recreation Department. Now, he has his vision set on creating a national department that would put recreation at the forefront of the national agenda.

Jackson Hole is calling. Point the grill to the world-famous winter resort this summer to find easy-to-access fun with big kicks.

Road Trip Gear
It’s time to hit the road in search of that perfect adventure. Here’s the gear you must have.

The Road: Butterfly Effect
The road to nowhere always leads you to somewhere unexpected—no matter if that is the summit of a wilderness peak or the courage to rethink the way we see and define ourselves in the outdoors. By Dani Reyes-Acosta.

Peter Kray learned a lesson from each one of his beloved dogs—and they can teach us how to be better people.

Five COLORADO Road Trips
Hop along on our favorite fun-season excursions.

The 2023 Summer PEAK GEAR AWARDS
This hardware is the real deal. We asked our core contributors to pick the gear they use the most, the gear that performs the best for them, to determine who wins these biannual awards. So, without further ado, we present the outdoor products that make our lives better.

On the Cover
Storyteller, athlete, and POW Alliance Member of the Year Dani Reyes-Acosta gets after it in the San Juans. Hear what she has to say here.
By Abigail LaFleur-Shaffer | | Instagram @abi.lafleur

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