My First Overnight On The Dolores River

Since my move to Colorado to further pursue mountain bike racing I have been on hundreds of bike rides through these gorgeous Colorado mountains. However, my pursuit of conquering Colorado rivers just started sparking my interest when I moved to Salida, CO a few years ago. After several SUP runs and day raft trips I […]

Where to Kayak in Colorado—No Matter Your Level

Six outstanding whitewater runs to add to this fall’s “must-do” list. By Terri Cook for Westword Magazine Summer is in full swing, and the state’s rivers are primed for kayaking after all the recent rain. While paddlers might be thrilled to seize the opportunity to run a few stretches, with the waters high, it’s more […]

10 Tips for Shooting Autumn Foliage

A Checklist for Great Fall Color Photos from Location “It’s everything,” says nature photographer Rod Planck, who ought to know: his fall color photo tours sell out faster than any other tour or workshop he offers, which is a testament to the image opportunities and overall inspiration of fall color. If you’re thinking of […]

NATIONAL MONUMENTS: A Powerful Conservation Tool

OUR COUNTRY HAS 117 NATIONAL MONUMENTS scattered across 30 states, from the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor to the Misty Fjords in Alaska. National monuments have been established to protect coral reefs in American Samoa, Spanish forts in Florida and extinct volcanoes in New Mexico as well as landscape-scale, sportsmen-supported conservation efforts like […]

Ten Camping Tips

Ten Ways to Camp Better (and More) Brendan Leonard, National Geographic Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close […]