July/August 2017




The Colorado experience comes to life in the exquisite photos and exciting stories of Colorado Life Magazine’s July/August 2017 issue.

A brilliant photo essay on the Dillon Open Regatta leads off this issue, featuring thrilling sailboat action at Lake Dillon in what is the highest-altitude race of its kind in the world. We next venture to the hidden mountain valley town of Westcliffe, where the cowboy life is alive and well beside the jagged Sangre de Cristo Mountains and beneath a blanket of billions of stars in the state’s least light-polluted community.

Stunning wildflowers greet us in Chicago Basin, the scene of our next story, where a steam train takes hikers to a secluded wilderness in the San Juan Mountains. We travel to Grand Junction for an expedition to the Little Book Cliffs wild horse range, where a pair of dedicated humans do all they can to save their friend, a wild stallion named Gunner.

This issue’s recipe section features a sweet and savory collection of dishes that incorporate a little molten gold in the form of Colorado honey. We have a fun short feature on Colorado’s Chimney Rock – or Chimney Rocks, as we have nine of them in our state. Over in Fort Collins, we visit the flower trial garden, which has a patchwork of a thousand different types of flowers being tested for high-altitude durability.

The Colorado Creators section has entertaining tales of an artist who paints the view from the top of each Colorado 14er and a sculptor who has hidden a dozen bronze pika sculptures throughout Estes Park. There are also fun daytrip ideas in our Go. See. Do. section, expert tips from our photo editor, poetry, the Colorado Quiz and beautiful photography galore.

Look for the July/August 2017 issue of Colorado Life Magazine on your newsstand, or, better yet, subscribe today and never miss another exciting installment of Colorado’s life story.

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