Departments

EDITOR’S LETTER

Trying to find silence in a world of selfies.


QUICK HITS

Paddle-in to these campgrounds, brews, and whitewater in Fort Collins, Extend the ski-season buzz in Southern latitudes and more…, Festival Essentials, Local Hero: Sarah Barclay


FLASHPOINT

Eli Helmuth moved to Puerto Rico for the limestone. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, he’s helping the island recover by building a climbing community.


HOT SPOT

Head east and explore uncrowded gems like Picket Wire Canyon and the Pawnee Buttes on Colorado’s eastern plains.


NUMEROLOGY 

Ready for rafting season? These numbers run down the state of wild rivers and water in the West.


STRAIGHT TALK

Former comp climber Andrea Szekely leads kids to new heights in the gym—but most loves being out on the rock.


HEAR THIS

Here are five hot bands you won’t want to miss at festivals from Telluride to Bluebird this summer.


THE ROAD

Patricia Cameron traces her family’s relationship with the land and finds a place in the outdoors to pursue the black American dream.

ELWAYVILLE

It’s the lyrics we write that shape our lives.

BEHOLD THE YAMPA MURAL

A new, 70-foot-long mural depicting the Yampa River from its source in the Flat Tops

 

Features

THE 2019 MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL GUIDE

Time to get a move on. Plan that full summer of grooving, racing, sipping, flowing, dancing and maybe even just lounging with EO’s legendary festival guide.

FESTY FREAKS

Stay away from these characters who will yuck your yum this summer.

ZAMBIA RISING

A Colorado coach is helping these African women create the nation’s first all-female cycling team.

FESTIVAL GEAR

Stuff to enhance the experience—from boom box to blanket.

On the Cover

Kevin Howdeshell has been illustrating the annual Elevation Outdoors festival guide for the past decade.

by Kevin Howdeshell: thebraveunion.com