Editor’s Letter

New national monuments and the future of landscape preservation.

Contributor Questions

Once a month we throw our contributors for a loop with a question about their lives in the outdoors. This month we want to know their best story of road-trip pain and/or glory?

Quick Hits

Colorado’s least-crowded campgrounds, bolts in the wilderness, sour beers, a day in Golden, and PeopleForBikes.


Nepal is still reeling from the earthquakes and Colorado climbers are finding ways to help.

The Trail

How to stand atop Longs Peak.

Hot Spot

Colorado’s best beer towns.

Straight Talk

Dean Potter, remembered.

Hear This

Beer (oh, and some music) take over Colorado’s summer festival scene.

The Road

Every year the author and his wife set out on a big trip away from it all—but they never leave their home state. By Devon O’Neil.


Breakdancing at mountain weddings.


2015 Road Trip Guide

The summer lies heavy on the Front Range, so take off on one of these wild rides to Wyoming, Utah and southern Colorado. Plus, we give you two quick, long-weekend escapes.

The Camper Van Tour

Joe Risi set out in a 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia headed for Taos. What could go wrong?

Adventure Colleges

Thirty-two colleges and universities battled for the title of Top Adventure School. And the winner is…

Gear in Fashion

Want to really test your gear? Get outside and play, as we say around here. By Adam Chase. Photography by Marie-Dominique Verdier.