Colorado Life Magazine’s September/October 2018 issue proves our state is colorful both literally and figuratively, with stories on Colorado’s natural beauty and fascinating history.
The issue leads with a stunning photo essay called “Hidden Gold,” which takes readers on a statewide tour to spectacular fall foliage viewing spots that don’t get as much publicity as other leaf-peeping locales in Colorado. We follow this up with the thrilling tale of the Battle of Beecher Island, in which a small group of cavalry scouts spent nine days trying to hold off a force of Plains Indians that outnumbered them by more than 15-to-1 on the prairie south of Wray 150 years ago this September.
From the southwest corner of the state, we have an agricultural detective story, in which the fruit sleuths of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project go on the hunt for long-lost cultivars of heritage apples and attempt to bring these delicious varieties back from the brink of extinction. Then we venture over to Fort Lupton, the historic town that is Colorado’s hardest-to-categorize town, lying as it does on the boundary between the Denver metro area, the Front Range and the Plains.
Those are our features, but the September/October 2018 issue doesn’t end there. The Sluice Box section has small but mighty stories on the tragic love story that gave rise to Colorado Springs’ whimsical Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Building, the creepy-crawly excitement of southeast Colorado’s tarantula migration, the Ghost Town Club of Colorado, the Denver Halloween mecca known as the Wizard’s Chest an underground fire that has been burning for more than a century, plus artist profiles and a fun trivia section.
The renowned Colorado Cache Cookbook turns 40 this fall, and we mark the occasion by featuring some of its best loved dishes in our recipe section. We bring you a story on the mountain that appears on Coors beer labels, interesting festivals to inspire your fall road trips, hiking ideas and even more great Colorado photography.
Fall is one of the best times to explore Colorado, and the stories of our September/October 2018 issue take you on a first-class tour of our autumnal wonders – stories you’ll find only in the beautiful, glossy pages of Colorado Life Magazine, available on newsstands pretty much everywhere in Colorado. You can also find them in your mailbox when you subscribe, which takes just a few minutes and doesn’t cost that much. You can do that right here.