July 2019

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Battle of Summit Springs

On a July day 150 years ago, the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers made their final stand in northeastern Colorado at the Battle of Summit Springs. Who were the Dog Soldiers? And did Buffalo Bill play a role in the battle?

Purple Mountain Majesties Along Pikes Peak Highway

Pikes Peak, thought inaccessible by its namesake Zebulon Pike, was the inspiration behind Katherine Lee Bates’ America the Beautiful.

July/August 2019

The July/August 2019 issue of Colorado Life takes readers to the top of Pikes Peak and then sets them skimming over the surface of waters at Sweitzer Lake State Park and its sister parks. Writer Matt Vincent leads a fascinating history tour into the midst of the waning days of the Plains Indians, and contributor Leah Charney offers insight into a resilient eating establishment called Cherry Cricket.