March 2020

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER
The assault on environmental protections must stop.

QUICK HITS
Run in The Patagonia Camp Cup, sign your kids up for Avid4 Adventure, page through the Atlas of the National Parks, find the best eats and powder stashes in Santa Fe, get your hands on the latest Leatherman, and more…


FLASHPOINT
Author Emma Athena set out to set an FKT running and scrambling 84 miles across Wyoming’s glaciers—but she also came to get a chance to touch this ancient, essential ice before it’s gone forever.


HOT SPOT
It’s prime time to ski some of Colorado’s biggest lines. Here’s our guide to four of the best—for all ability levels.

STRAIGHT TALK
Trail runner and peak scrambler Kyle Richardson is crushing Front Range speed records.

THE ROAD
Former soldier Stacy Bare thinks you need to ski in Afghanistan, where locals are learning how to tour in the backcountry with skis made from wood scraps and skins crafted from truck tires. But don’t come for the skiing, come for the people.

ELWAYVILLE
Take a lesson, call in well, and tick off this to-do list before the snows gone.

FEATURES

2020 Best of the Rockies Reader Poll
From the most influential politician to the best place to sip a cider to our readers’ favorite river for a float trip, we give you our annual awards for the businesses, people, destinations, food and drink, and events in the region.

On the Cover

Fruita won big in our annual Best of the Rockies reader poll, nabbing best mountain bike ride (Horsethief Bench), best bike shop (Over the Edge Sports), best coffee shop (Bestslope), best yoga stuido (Thrive), best brewery (Copper Club), best restaurant (Hot Tomato), best food truck (Big Mike’s Pork N Wings), and best kid friendly destination. To celebrate, your winner for best photographer in the Rockies, Devon Balet, took this shot of Linden Carlson, Holly Taylor, and dog Shasha riding the gnarly Horsethief Bench drop.

Cover photo by Devon Balet. devonbaletmedia.com | Instagram @devonbalet

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