July/August 2015

Our July/August 2015 issue navigates a course from the back roads of the high San Juan Mountains to the top of Denver’s tallest skyscrapers, with many scenic stops along the way.



Our July/August 2015 issue navigates a course from the back roads of the high San Juan Mountains to the top of Denver’s tallest skyscrapers, with many scenic stops along the way.

The issue begins with a photo essay that celebrates the towering buildings that are as much a part of Denver’s image as its Rocky Mountain sunsets. We then venture out of the city in an article on nine easy hikes from across the state, highlighting outings for all ages and skill levels to enjoy, from the Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the prairie below Pawnee Buttes. Next is a jaunt down to Rocky Ford, where we explore this quintessential Colorado town and grab a melon from the free watermelon pile at the Arkansas Valley Fair. The article is accompanied by a special section featuring watermelon recipes, including watermelon salsa and savory grilled watermelon.

Take an adventurous journey back in time as we weave the tale of Isabella Bird and Mountain Jim Nugent, a Victorian lady and a mountain man who made an unlikely duo as they scaled Longs Peak in 1873. For those who want to experience a modern-day slice of the past, there’s our story on Montrose’s Museum of the Mountain West and its recreated frontier village of Adobe Flats. The issue concludes with a four-wheel-drive expedition to the heart of the San Juan Mountains along the Alpine Loop, which traverses vertiginous cliff-side roads and stunning mountain vistas on its ways through well-preserved mining ghost towns.

That’s not to mention all the other fun nuggets of Colorado lore in our Sluice Box section, the artists and musicians in our Colorado Creators section and special photo tips from our photo editor.

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