Colorado Life Magazine’s November/December issue has stunning photography and great stories that let you explore the glory of Colorado wintertime from the warmth and comfort of your favorite armchair.
The issue begins with a captivating photo essay on Denver’s holiday lights, from Union Station to Chatfield Botanic Gardens, accompanied by the heartbreaking story behind the city’s first holiday lights a century ago. We next travel to Silverton Mountain in the rugged San Juans for an adventure story that follows a group of skiers who use a helicopter instead of a ski lift – the photos are unbelievable.
Colorado Life visits its home turf for our feature on Estes Park, the magazine’s charming hometown and the eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. We take a journey into the past for our story on a deadly 1928 bank robbery in the Plains community of Lamar, discovering how the murderous Fleagle Gang was brought to justice when the FBI cracked the case using a single fingerprint – the first time this happened in the agency’s history.
This issue’s recipe section boasts family-heirloom holiday desserts that might become annual traditions around your family’s table, too. Our Colorado Creators section has fun stories about Loveland painter James Niehues, who paints incredibly detailed trail maps for ski resorts; the Gasoline Lollipops, the Boulder band that became the adopted hometown favorite in Louisville; and the book Miracle on Buffalo Pass, which tells the amazing true story of tragedy and triumph after a commuter plane crash high in the Rockies.
But that’s hardly all. The Sluice Box section has quirky stories from all over Colorado, including the Evergreen restaurant that literally moved a mountain, the gargantuan snowmen that appear each year in Gunnison and a Snowmass man who rides around town on a dog sled.
All this, plus daytrip ideas, hiking spots, photo tips, the Colorado Quiz and more can be found in the latest issue of Colorado Life Magazine. Grab it off the magazine rack at any local supermarket or bookstore, or subscribe today and never miss another issue.