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Inaugural Publisher's Letter - Inspiring Colorado

In Colorado Life's very first issue, our publiher Chris explains why Colorado is a state that inspires us.

Photography Tips from Colorado Life

Looking to improve your photography? Follow these tips from our staff photographers, and one day you might see your shots featured in an issue of Colorado Life Magazine!

January/February 2015 - Extra "Spuds" Recipe

Loved our hearty & creative potato-based recipes? Here's an extra spud dish for you to mash, bake, and enjoy.

Chasing spring flowers in the Rocky Mountains

Spring too often seems to take its time arriving in the Colorado Rockies. However, when spring does turn up, it hangs around until autumn. When it is summer on the Plains, folks living on the flatlands always can find glorious spring somewhere in the mountains by driving, hiking or riding horseback to different elevations.

You’ve landed on Park Place

Life will always have its challenges, but when you live in Colorado, every day is like a walk in the park. Literally. The more you travel the state, the more it seems like every other place name includes the word “park” – and that can get pretty confusing.

Five fall color hotspots near the Denver metro area #5: Guanella Pass

Visit a charming Victorian mining town, thriving alpine environment and one of Colorado’s 14ers on this jewel of a scenic byway.

A Colorado National Monument Winter

To capture on film the otherworldly rock formations of the Monument is no small task, but our state’s finest photographers rose (about 2,000 feet) to the challenge.

Five fall color hotspots near the Denver metro area #4: Kenosha Pass

U.S. Highway 285 west of Denver cuts through one of the most pristine segments of the Colorado Trail. Look for a large parking area near the summit of the pass to get out of your car, stretch your legs and walk comfortably under arching aspen trees in fall foliage.

MacGregor Ranch: Where the Old West never died

There are two ways to learn about the cowboys of the Old West: You can read a history book, or you can experience the real thing at a place like MacGregor Ranch in Estes Park.

Five fall color hotspots near the Denver metro area #3: Golden Gate Canyon State Park

A little-known fall color hotspot right on Denver’s doorstep, Golden Gate Canyon lives up to its name in autumn. The park is filled with aspen in fall foliage, mountain meadows, sweeping views of snow-covered peaks, historic homesteads and an extensive series of trails for hikers of any skill level.

Mary Magdalena's Market & Deli

In Hygiene, you'll find local products on the shelves, and local scenery in the paintings. The owner and namesake of Mary's Market & Deli makes sure to keep her customers well nourished, and letting her artistic side flourish.

Five fall color hotspots near the Denver metro area #2: Rocky Mountain National Park & Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

This adventurous day trip starts in Estes Park and snakes through some of the Front Range’s most prized aspen viewing locations. In Rocky Mountain National Park, look for golden trees at the base of Trail Ridge Road, in Horseshoe Park, or along the shores of Bear Lake.