Editor’s Letter 

How to cope with our commodified outdoors.

FEATURES

MUST-DO HIKES

With a whole summer spread out in front of you, it’s time to tick off these bucket-list rambles and scrambles from the Great Sand Dunes to the Grand Tetons.

JOSEPH GRAY: OVERCOMING MENTAL INJURIES

The six-time mountain running world champ discusses how to overcome injury.

The 2019 SUMMER PEAK GEAR AWARDS

EO contributors praise the stuff they wanted most when hiking, biking, climbing, running and camping in the wild.

HIKING GEAR

These essentials will up your game on the trail.

DEPARTMENTS

Quick Hits: Colorado’s new whitewater parks, fees for Hanging Lake, Nebraska tanking, what to do when lightning strikes and more…

FLASHPOINT

Stripped of a Tour de France victory, in chronic pain and under investigation, Floyd Landis was at the bottom. CBD put him back on top.

HOT SPOT

Pack a picnic lunch and head off on Colorados best waterfall hikes—from Rocky Mountain National Park to the San Juans.

NUMEROLOGY

Dig into the numbers on the rising cost of wildfires (and climate change) to the West, and what we spend trying to manage the damage.

STRAIGHT TALK

We talked—in Spanish and English—to Latino Outdoors Colorado leaders about inclusivity.

HEAR THIS

Red Rocks season is in full swing. These are the bands you will want to be sure to see at the iconic outdoor venue.

THE ROAD

Author Heather Hansman decided to paddle all 730 miles of the Green River by herself to better understand what its water means to the 33 million people who rely on it.

ELWAYVILLE

Summer is here. Don’t waste a moment of it.

On the Cover

A hiker strikes a pose at Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park.

by Christin Healey/@christinhealey