September/October 2020

Island Lake shimmers amid gold and green on the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway.

Grand Junction Visitor And Convention Bureau

  • Counting Courthouses. A dozen photogenic and historic county courthouses help tell the story of Colorado life. Story and photographs by Joshua Hardin.
  • Pueblo Riverwalk. A devastating flood on the Arkansas River a century ago carved a new channel of progress and development in Steel City. Story by Sue McMillin. Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
  • Longmont’s Accidental Cheesemaker. A childhood dream of a farm in the country led Kate Johnson on a path to Longmont, goats, cheese and students around the world. Story by Lisa Truesdale. Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
  • Black-footed Ferrets. Perhaps the greatest come-back story in America, the endangered animals thrive at a Northern Colorado recovery center. Story and photographs by Joshua Hardin.
  • Grand Mesa Byway. The world’s largest flattop mountain plays host to an inspiring display of fall colors, mountain lakes and eye-popping vistas at every turn. Story by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer and Chris Amundson.


Trinidad’s quirky car museum celebrates creative oddities. 
Rocky Ford’s banker-artist checks the scrap heap.
• llama vacations based in Masonville.
• The slide-rock bolter, a beast lurking on the ridgelines.
• It’s no 14er, but Mount Sopris is one of Colorado’s biggest mountains and symbolizes the best of alpine life for residents of Carbondale
• Danelle McCollum is nuts about salty and sweet, and she shares three Colorado recipes to prove it.
• Inventors and inventions in Trivia.
• Colorado poets celebrate harvest.

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