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The Best Protein Bars: The Tastiest And Healthiest Options

They ain’t cheap and can contain more calories and sugar than chocolate bars. Choose wisely with our expert’s guide and top picks. Protein is so much more convenient these days. Where once gym-goers had to tuck into a couple of rotisserie chickens to refuel their muscles after a hefty workout, they can now mix upRead More

Exploring Colorado’s Front Range Plane Wrecks

Many plane wrecks in Colorado’s mountains remain frozen in time, a testament to the forces of nature and the fallibility of human error. Remnants of hundreds of air accidents are scattered in the Front Range, though in many cases the evidence is scant: a small gear, a few pieces of metal, or a smattering ofRead More

The Best Reusable Water Bottles

As God is your witness, you will never go thirsty again. You know what’s great for you? Drinking water. We’re pretty sure everyone agrees on that. Even in the darkest corners of the internet, where the Earth is flat and humans have never walked on the Moon, people accept you need to drink water toRead More

Finding a Special Place in Nature

Richard Louv would rather hike than write, but the time spent putting pen to paper has been well worth it. As a journalist and author of eight books, he focuses on connecting the younger generations to nature. Louv is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization that seeks to doRead More

Magnolia Road Trail Run

Intro Magnolia Road is a classic Boulder run. "Mags", as it is called by the locals, is a 12 mile road that connects Boulder Canyon with Peak-to-Peak Highway in Nederland. Oh yeah, it’s also the steepest paved and maintained road in the country. The first four miles are paved and average a 9.1% grade, maxingRead More

Mount Sanitas – Trail Running

Intro 6,843 ft. Mount Sanitas is a modest bump compared to Boulder’s iconic Flatirons, yet it is one of the city’s most beloved destinations. Located about a mile from downtown Boulder, the easy access, fantastic views and challenging trails make it the perfect place for a lunchtime run or a moonlight hike. What Makes ItRead More

Neptune Mountaineering

Intro This locally owned retail shop has been serving outdoor enthusiasts in the Boulder area since 1973. Offering the best gear, apparel, and expertise with all things mountaineering, skiing, climbing, backpacking, and hiking, Neptune Mountaineering has become a true staple for the outdoor community in Boulder. The knowledge and experience they offer their customers isRead More

Walker Ranch Mountain Biking

Intro Walker Ranch’s 7.8 mile loop has written tales of great valor and ignoble defeat for many mountain bikers. Because the loop rides differently in each direction, it’s almost like you’re getting two completely different experiences. Do you start clockwise and begin with a quick series of tricky climbs followed by sharp switchbacks into theRead More

800 Miles in 7 Days: A Quintessential Colorado Road Trip

To many, Denver is the true gateway to the West. Sure, St. Louis may have an arch, but it also has 850-miles of Midwestern plains to contend with before the real West begins. And like so many early frontiersmen, who reached the western edge of the High Plains—where modern-day Denver is located—and gazed upon theRead More