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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.

Ouray Ice Climbing Festival

In the old days, ice climbing meant trespassing on mining company land to scale frozen waterfalls. Now ice climbers have a free ice park and their very own festival in the southwest Colorado town of Ouray.

Snowshoeing, Colorado's Winter Hiking - Audio Article

Exploring Colorado by snowshoe is easy – just strap them on and start walking.

Finding Heaven on the Devil's Backbone

The Devil's Backbone may look - and sound - intimidating, but this unusual stretch of craggy rock offers Coloradans a heavenly time on the outskirts of Loveland.

Unaweep-Tabeguache Historic and Scenic Byway

Located south of Grand Junction and running southwest from Whitewater, the glorious Unaweep-Tabegauche Scenic and Historic Byway sweeps through unfathomably deep canyons and climbs skyscraper plateaus, taking us on a winding journey through an ancient and historied land.

Quest to Span the Royal Gorge

By the time Charles Driesel left the golden wheat fields of Red Rock, Okla., in 1929 and traveled west into Colorado, the fluctuating flow of the Arkansas River had been slowly carving a canyon into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for over 5 million years.

Fourteen 14ers Loved by Colorado

Colorado has more than 50 mountain peaks above 14,000 feet. These 14 are the most loved, appreciated, revered and feared.