A scenic journey in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks traces the footsteps of outlaws and conquistadors.
Like mad scientists tucked in the heart of Pueblo, Solar Roast Coffee’s founding brothers, David and Mike Hartkop, run the only commercial solar-powered coffee roaster in the world. We toured the Hartkops' downtown coffee house from the dining room to the behind-the-scenes storeroom where a "Helios 5" roaster prepares beans for 100 percent organic cups of joe.
We find the most interesting things when we get lost. In Strasburg on the Eastern Plains we stumbled upon Russ Engelbrecht's collection of 60 John Deere tractors strong, or maybe 460, if you count all the toy tractors - and the remains of the world’s first center-pivot irrigation system.
There are many campgrounds in Weld County, but only one of them played a lead role in one of the pivotal moments in human civilization. That would be Missile Site Park, which has 12 campsites, restrooms, an RV dump and a decommissioned nuclear missile launch facility. Ruben Montiel led Colorado Life on a tour of the decommissioned site.
With an incongruity seldom found outside the realm of dreams, a pink Spanish colonial edifice rises up from a strip mall on Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, a mile west of Denver. Its 85-foot bell tower, seemingly borrowed from an old church in Puerto Vallarta, casts its shadow on a shopping center’s nondescript neighboring storefronts. This is Casa Bonita, a Mexican restaurant that has been making the surreal real since 1974.
From vistas of golden aspens under snowcapped mountains to scenes of slithering rivers on the plains lined by cottonwoods, Colorado is full of fall photo opportunities. September and October are the peak months to go leaf-peeping. Here are eight great spots spanning the state to capture autumn with a camera.
Swetsville Zoo may not host the live specimens you would expect, but it still plays preserve to a formidable menagerie of metallic creatures. Meet the inhabitants of this one-of-a-kind sculpture garden in our exclusive 'web extra' slideshow.
Want to see more spectacular shots from our Denver Skyscraper feature? Check out these dizzying web extras!
Want to know where the wildflowers grow? Every summer, Colorado's mountainsides explode in a Technicolor flora supernova.
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.
In May/June 2013, Kyler Deutmeyer captured this shot of a rapid journey through Dinosaur National Monument's Jurassic landscape.
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.