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Lure of the Flies: Knee Deep in Cold Water

Lure of the Flies: Knee Deep in Cold Water

Bubbles rise and a strange chortle comes from beneath the pond’s murky surface. It’s the sound of trout laughing. The fish, doubling over in gill-splitting glee, watch my first attempts to fly cast. For practice, my guide and instructor, Steve, has knotted...
Mush! Frolic In the Snow With the Dogs

Mush! Frolic In the Snow With the Dogs

Every time Nick Miller, manager at Krabloonik Kennels, starts to hitch up his team, they go crazy. “They love it,” Miller says. “As soon as they realize they’re going out, they get excited, even if they’ve already been out that day.” Dog-sledding has become...
Races, Music, and BBQ in Beaver Creek

Races, Music, and BBQ in Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek, Colorado may be one of your favorite destinations for skiing, but as spring turns to summer, other family activities are being planned. As luck would have it, activities in Beaver Creek have something to offer the entire family throughout the year, from...
Red Rocks: More Than an Amphitheatre

Red Rocks: More Than an Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, famed for its outdoor concerts, offers a variety of other summer activities: hiking, biking, movies, a visitor’s center with gifts and history, and even dining. Red Rocks, 15 miles west of Denver, makes for more than just a scenic sound stage...
Defending Denver: An Omelet of Opportunities

Defending Denver: An Omelet of Opportunities

At an out-of-town business dinner, I shared a table with New York- and Toronto-based associates. Between salad and salmon, we discussed hometowns. Denver is probably a pleasant place to live, my companions conceded. But there’s little there for a tourist. The...