Places in Colorado
Where in the country does the city’s mayor also own some of the state’s most popular microbreweries? Well, Denver, of course. Mayor John Hickenlooper was famous for owning Front Range brewpubs long before he got into politics. Denver is the only metropolis in this region and also happens to sit at exactly 5280ft – or 1 mile high (hence its nickname, ‘Mile High City’).
Mesa Verde & Southwest Colorado
The West at its most rugged, this is a landscape of twisting canyons and ancient ruins, with burly peaks and gusty high desert plateaus. Centuries of boom and bust, from silver to real estate, tell part of the story. There's also the lingering mystery of its earliest inhabitants, whose relics have been found at the abandoned cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Off-piste adventures: summertime activities in Aspen and Snowmass
They say you come to Aspen and Snowmass for the winter, but stay for the summer – an old adage that proves true time and time again...
A hut with a view: a guide to Colorado’s backcountry huts
Colorado offers some of the best skiing, snowshoeing and hiking opportunities in America...
Dope slopes: choosing a ski resort in North America
Skiing in North America is all about wide swooping runs, gorgeous forested glades, powder shots and some of the fluffiest, deepest, most bewitching snow on the planet...
The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time
Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West...