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Adventure & Outdoors

Journey to the Black Canyon

The canyon's stark beauty inspires the same awe in modern travelers as it did the Utes and 19th-century explorers.

Web Extras - Highway of Legends

A scenic journey in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks traces the footsteps of outlaws and conquistadors.

Colorado Gators

Students in Jay Young’s gator-wrestling class, at his Colorado family farm, might be thrill-seekers, but by wrestling the reptiles, they’re also helping move the animals so they can be treated for illness or injuries.

Gold Belt Byway

Golden treasure awaits on the autumn road from Cañon City to Cripple Creek. The mountains are rich with historic gold mines, golden aspen leaves and glittering coins at casinos.

Dominguez Canyon Camping

Humans are just visitors in Dominguez Canyon Wilderness area, south of Grand junction; only animals live here full-time.

11 Colorado Ghost Towns

Colorado's gold rush brought humanity and hardship to these rocky mountains. Mining towns popped up by the dozen, but just as quickly found themselves abandoned as the politics of man and nature shifted. The 11 ghost towns on our list might be haunted by the past, but it isn't hard to find the beauty in these booms gone bust.

Colorado's Summer Wildflowers

Want to know where the wildflowers grow? Every summer, Colorado's mountainsides explode in a Technicolor flora supernova.

Town Story: Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs doesn’t end at the city limits. The people who live here feel an intimate connection to the river, the forests, the mountains and the ski slopes just up the road at Wolf Creek Pass.

Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver's Wildlife Oasis

Bald eagles and bison within view of the Denver skyline? From wasteland to wonderland, Rocky Mountain Arsenal's once-toxic military dumping grounds is now home to its own veritable army of native species.

Top Take - Rafting the Yampa River (May/June 2013)

In May/June 2013, Kyler Deutmeyer captured this shot of a rapid journey through Dinosaur National Monument's Jurassic landscape.

Colorado Springs' Air Force Academy

The Air Force equivalent of West Point may be just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs, but for basics at the academy, there is still a long blue line to walk before they can earn their wings.

Dick Orleans' Rocky Mountain Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds dart in and out of view in the blink of an eye, their wings beating 60 times a second. Photographer Dick Orleans uses skill and patience to capture fleeting images of the tiny travelers that have flown across the continent for a springtime sojourn in the Rockies.
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Classic Colorado Photobook by Joshua Hardin

Take a journey through colorful Colorado with this classic photobook, featuring shots of the most stunning scenery the Centennial State has to offer. Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
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