EDITOR’S letter

The earthquake in Nepal hit home with Colorado’s Sherpa community.

Contributor Question

Best place you’ve ever camped?

Quick Hits

Find inspiration on Salida’s Art Walk, volunteer to run with wolves, Kelly Cordes’ The Tower, and more.


A new Forest Service plan is opening up drilling on Colorado’s eastern plains. Will the Pawnee Buttes survive? 

Hot Spot

Ignore the kitsch. Estes Park is the Front Range’s adventure capital.

The Trail

Download the free ViewRanger app and ride little-known Fooses Creek.

Straight Talk

Ben Clark dishes on “Nolan’s 14” the hardest trail run on the planet.

Hear This

The Motet funks up Red Rocks.


A fly fishing day trip to the remote Arrowhead Lake sounded like the ultimate bro-down. It turned into an epic sufferfest.


The Must-do Hikes

Your summer is too short. To that end, we want to help you make the most of it. These six hikes—ranging from day strolls to summit toppers—will give you the most bang for your buck.

Dog Contest Winners

The readers have spoken. Meet the top adventure dogs!

The Elevation Outdoors Summer 2015 Peak Gear Awards

We spent days out in the wild beating on this gear and can confidently claim it deserves the most prestigious (at least among dirtbags) award in the outdoors. Peak Gear is here!


Why DBs won’t ruin your summer.