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.

PLUS:
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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