The big Colorado issue is here! Dig in for all of the deets on what makes the Centennial State the ultimate winter destination.

Editor’s Letter: Live Long

“Those who have lived through holocausts and nuclear bombs and civil wars seem to know the secret to staying above what we can’t control.”

Going Big (Agnes)

Is there a better way for a Colorado company to celebrate the majesty of the state than enabling its employees to go take a 740-mile hike across it?

Fat Bike Bliss

Colorado winters rule for the mountain-biking obsessed. Choose these three snow biking spots to keep spinning all season.

Loveland’s Brew Crush

The Valentine town is sweet on craft beer. Here are its three hottest breweries.

Eat, Sleep, Play: Copper Mountain

Always a local’s favorite,Copper Mountain has upgraded its lifts and joined on to the new Ikon Pass, which launches this season. It’s a prime destination for both families and hard-chargers thanks to a wide variety of terrain. Here’s how to maximize your visit.

Local Hero: Arthur Bremner

This recent CU graduate is volunteering in local hospitals as he motorcycles across the Western Hemisphere.

Direct Dose

IV therapy can be a quick and easy way to receive a physical boost.

Survival University

Are you ready to earn a diploma for worst-case scenarios?

Saving Deep Creek

For 20 years conservationists have battled to protect this isolated stream under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. That dream may finally come to fruition with little controversy thanks to a dedicated effort by river advocates and the urgings of the U.S. Army.

Hot Spot: Frozen Paradise

Pack the ice tools, the touring skis and the fat bike, and point it to Lake City, Colorado. This surprising little town is full of adventure and free of crowds.

Numerology: State of Fun

Colorado’s booming outdoor recreation economy is essential to the well being and identity of this thriving state. Here’s some big numbers that back up that claim.

Straight Talk: P.T. Wood

The mayor of Salida, Colorado—who also co-founded the town’s iconic craft distillery—dishes on why it’s important to get involved in your local community.

The 2018 Top Adventure Towns

We asked our readers to choose the places that exemplify a dedication to the outdoor lifestyle, the towns with big hearts, full lungs and a dedicated love for the precious lands that surround them. Here are the winners.

Future Vision

Remembering the legacy of Adventure Film Festival founder Jonny Copp and seeking out new legends at the annual gathering.

The Funhog of Fabrication

Sculptor John Wenner’s high-pivot design stands to disrupt the cycling industry—but his innovative thinking all stems from a punk-rock, fun-first mindset. 

The Incoming Optimist

Angela Hawse takes the reins as the new leader of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA).

Overland

There are still plenty of “firsts” waiting out there for outdoor adventurers willing to dream big. To that end, and just for the simple joy of it, Salewa athlete Paul Guschlbauer is flying from the top of Alaska to the tip of Argentina in a Super Cub, a plane that’s more or less a paraglider.

Colorado Branded

What better place to build an outdoor brand than in the state that gets outside and plays more than any other? The people who work at these companies live the Colorado life—and that dedication to adventure shows in the businesses they run and the products they produce.

Colorado Cred

The Centennial State is home to a growing number of outdoor brands who perfect their stuff by putting it to the test in the mountains close to home. Here’s gear that best represents why this state is leading the outdoorindustry.

Hot Rize Hits 40

The Colorado bluegrass pioneers celebrate four decades together.

Over the Mountain There Are More Mountains

A week bikepacking the Colorado Trail brings moments of joy, lots of tears—and countless miles of pushing the bike.

ELWAYVILLE: You are Here

You live in Colorado! Enjoy every moment and heed these five ways to feel more content about your life.