Sightings of the little birds known as mountain plovers had grown so few and far between that wildlife experts feared they might be endangered. But they’re not. The reason hardly anyone sees them is because they’re really, really hard to see.
Inside the dangerous would of avalanche rescuers.
The canyon's stark beauty inspires the same awe in modern travelers as it did the Utes and 19th-century explorers.
A scenic journey in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks traces the footsteps of outlaws and conquistadors.
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.
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.
Humans are just visitors in Dominguez Canyon Wilderness area, south of Grand junction; only animals live here full-time.
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.
Want to know where the wildflowers grow? Every summer, Colorado's mountainsides explode in a Technicolor flora supernova.
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.
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.