EDITOR’S letter
The fastest summer ever.

Contributor Questions
Once a month we throw our contributors for a loop with a question about their lives in the outdoors. This month we asked about the longest distance they’ve ever run. 

Quick Hits
Everyday folks on the CDT, Telluride’s via ferrata, Winter Park, CO and more.

The only gray wolves to wander into Colorado have been shot—can the predators return to the state?

The Trail
Take on the DeCaLiBron.

Hot Spot
The best leaf-peeping hikes.

Straight Talk
Salida’s Sydney Schalit talks about The 12 Hours of Penitence.

Hear This
Find the best bands on tour with new albums in Colorado this fall.

Matt Samet’s body is so broken he can no longer climb—but that does not keep him out of Fun City.

Are the Grateful Dead the greatest American band of all time?


The Best Bodies in Cyclocross
Want to look and think like a winner? Pay attention to these tips on diet and training from the top athletes in cyclocross.

Trail Runs for Everyone
Author Lisa Jhung tells how trail running can serve as cross training or just a way to enjoy the mountains. Plus, where to get after it this fall.

SUP Yoga
The balance and concentration of yoga can be hard enough. Now, try that downward dog on the water.

Top Gear for Hiking and Biking
All the goodies you need for hiking, bike commuting and ‘cross racing.