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Sandhill Cranes in Flight over Colorado

Soaring on the retreat of winter, the flight of the sandhill crane is but one of its many dances. More than 20,000 cranes descend on Colorado’s San Luis Valley at the end of each winter, like the ones pictured in this photo essay, featuring work from photographers Guy Schmickle, Bob Karcz and more.

Snowshoeing, Colorado's Winter Hiking - Audio Article

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

A Lonely Struggle - Audio Article

When war loomed between whites and Utes, Chief Ouray and his wife, Chipeta, waged a desperate campaign to stave off bloodshed on the Western Slope.

"Real Colorado" - Our Roadtrip Television Commercial

Check out our recent commercial for Roadtrip Television, featuring the voice of Colorado Life Magazine writer Matt Masich!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Colorado's Aerial Art Form

From the patterned acreage at Colorado’s San Luis Valley to downtown Denver’s steeple-strait towers of glass and steel, there’s a lot to be seen from the skies over our great state.