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July/August 2020

The July/August 2020 issue of Colorado Life voyages to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area where photographer Noah Wetzel shows how to survive in the rugged but beautiful backcountry. We salute Grand Junction Rockies minor league baseball players who have major league dreams. The state’s finest franks make it onto our list of hot dog hotspots. We travel to Bishop’s Castle to see how a man built a granite and iron fortress in the Wet Mountains by hand.

Gordon Sign's Glowing Legacy

Gordon Sign’s glowing legacy lives on as the longtime Denver business raises and repairs iconic neon signs.

Veterans Expeditions

A U.S. Army Ranger founds Veterans Expeditions, a Salida nonprofit that sends veterans on a mission of outdoor exploration.

Northwest Exposure

Colorado’s most remote corner is crowded with scenic beauty.

Pikes Peak's Kings of the Mountain

Three generations of the Woodland Park’s Vahsholtz family are crowned kings of the mountain as they race to the clouds in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Redstone Castle

A coal king’s castle could be Colorado’s Downton Abbey.

Soapstone Prairie

Buffalo return to where they once roamed – and were hunted by Ice Age humans.

Ode to Opening Day

20th and Blake is the epicenter for celebration of a new season of Colorado Rockies baseball.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

Nederland gives a warm welcome to freaky festivalgoers.

Pioneering Photographer William Henry Jackson

Pioneering photographer William Henry Jackson was the first to prove the existence of the mysterious Mount of the Holy Cross.

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Wolf Creek: A family ski resort creates a tight-nit community near Pagosa Springs.

Hammond's Candy

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Hammond’s Candy, one of Denver’s sweetest businesses and learn the crushing saga of its 100-year history.