September/October 2019

Sure-footed mountain goats bound between boulders on the Mount Evans summit.

Ellen Nelson

Mount Evans, the highest paved road in North America climbs to a 14,000-foot summit where expansive views, a historical observatory and wildlife await. Part three of our three-part series on Colorado’s highest-elevation roads. Story by Ian Neligh.
• Ride the rails on the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, the longest and loftiest narrow-gauge route remaining in the United States. Story and photographs by Dan Leeth. 
Victor, a mining mecca west of Pikes Peak marks a 125-year history and looks forward to a golden future. Story by Sue McMillin. Photographs by Joshua Hardin. 
• A photographic book captures the architecture, nature and agriculture of Knapp Ranch beneath Eagle County peaks. Story by Tom Hess. Photographs by Todd Winslow Pierce.

Tailgating recipes to get you ready for the big game.
Canon City’s prison-inspired biking trails. Story by Sue McMillin.
• The Upper Piney River Falls trail near Vail is a cornucopia of color for hikers.
Denver doors that lead nowhere. Story by Leah M. Charney.
• A Longmont casket maker makes natural coffins from beetle-kill pine. Story by Lisa Truesdale.
• Undaunted gardens in Fort Collins
Southwest Colorado’s gnarly landscapes inspire a Montrose painter.
Higher Ground: Rocky Mountain National Park’s centerpiece, Hallett Peak.
Go.See.Do.: Harvest fun at Monte Vista Potato Festival, Cedaredge Applefest and Pedal the Plains.
Top Take: Fall Fly Fishing.
• Colorado Connections to Movies and TV in Trivia.
• The seasonal transformation of trees colors the work of Colorado poets.

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