The May Issue of Elevation Outdoors is Live

Editor’s Letter

Our experience in the wild means more than what’s in magazines.

Quick Hits

Three athletes to watch at the GoPro Games

Salida’s Secrets

Escape to the California Coast

Teardrop Trailers


People said pro kayaker Jed Sebly was crazy when he saw the makings of a sustainable community and a new music festival at the Buena Vista dump site. He proved them wrong.

Hot Spot

Inside info on Cortez, Colorado.

The Trail

Head up Golden’s Mount Galbraith.

Straight Talk

Michelle Griffith on the slackline.

The Road

Author Jonathan Waterman’s dog Jax reports on all the smells and sounds of White Sands National Monument.


The dos and don’ts of festival season.

The Mountain Festival Guide 2016

It’s that time of year again when we run down the best happenings across the West when it comes to music, sport and culture. From Arise to Ride, from the GoPro Games to Mike the Headless Chicken, we have the ultimate planner ready for you. Plus, we offer up info on the bands you won’t want to miss on the festival circuit this summer and all the gear you’ll need for camp and beyond.

Colorado’s Whiskey

Tyra Sutak hits the best post-adventure sipping rooms in the state.

Beer Poll Winners

Meet the final four survivors of our 2016 craft beer reader poll bracket.

Ear Candy

Don’t miss these hot bands on the Colorado festival circuit this summer.

Festival Essentials

Meet the gear that will get you through the rigors of a season full of all those music, sport and outdoor gatherings.

May Contributor Question

You have a chance to play a three-song set on the big stage at Telluride. What songs do you play?


Kick your summer off right by seeking out the five best mountain biking trails in Gunnison and Crested Butte that you’ve never heard of … until now.

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