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September/October 2016

There are beautiful fall photos and fun stories galore in our September/October 2016 issue. Discover the top 10 fall-color hot spots on mountain passes, ride a wacky historic train and taste authentic Pueblo chiles – plus a whole lot more.

Journey to the Black Canyon

The canyon's stark beauty inspires the same awe in modern travelers as it did the Utes and 19th-century explorers.

Highland Haven Creekside Inn Recipes

On the banks of Bear Creek in Evergreen, the Highland Haven has been a favorite getaway for Coloradans since husband-and-wife owners Tom Statzel and Gail Riley bought it more than 35 years ago.

The Lady & the Desperado

Isabella Bird and Mountain Jim conquer Longs Peak

Family reinvents Ferris wheel

Victor Wisdom and Carol Wisdom-Silvey of Wisdom Rides are the fourth generation of their family in the carnival business.

Breakfast favorite started as a sandwich

Idaho Springs’ Steve Canyon statue

The Steve Canyon statue perplexes visitors to Idaho Springs.

Web Extras - Highway of Legends

A scenic journey in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks traces the footsteps of outlaws and conquistadors.

Colorado Gators

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.

The Colorado Coalfield War and the Children of Ludlow

The foothills of southern Colorado became a war zone a century ago when months of simmering conflict reached a boiling point.

A Taste of San Luis

The small town of San Luis in southern Colorado is steeped in history – but that’s what you’d expect from the oldest town in the state. Enjoy a taste of old-time San Luis from two of its most-cherished chefs.

Web Extras - Solar Roast Coffee

Like mad scientists tucked in the heart of Pueblo, Solar Roast Coffee’s founding brothers, David and Mike Hartkop, run the only commercial solar-powered coffee roaster in the world. We toured the Hartkops' downtown coffee house from the dining room to the behind-the-scenes storeroom where a "Helios 5" roaster prepares beans for 100 percent organic cups of joe.