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Every spring bands of snowboarders converge on a tiny Rocky Mountain town in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to explore the backcountry opportunities that abound. But they’re not you typical snowboarders. They’re split boarders. It’s called splitboarding: a genre of snowboarding that relies on boards that split in two to be used…(Read More)

Grouse Gulch, Handies Peak

While many of Colorado’s summits can be difficult to reach, that’s not the case for all of them, even some of the tallest. Handies Peak, at 14,048 feet, is perhaps one of the most alluring mountain tops in the Rockies. Surrounded by wilderness, its vistas are uninterrupted: Nothing but mountains for miles…(Read More)

fat biking the Silverton Whiteout

When you’re crushing miles at the Silverton Whiteout, your bike doesn’t have to be the lightest on the snow, but a few things are key to get you over the kickers and through the finish line in one piece. You’ll need some winter footwear, some sick shades and don’t forget the…(Read More)

For the third year, the Silverton Whiteout has taken over Silverton, Colorado, a rustic community whose one paved street sits in the heart of the San Juan Mountains at 9,300 feet above sea level. The Whiteout is a fat bike race, but it’s more than a race: It’s a break from the…(Read More)

autumn mountain biking

Autumn’s hues are intoxicating, especially in the mountains. We catch them all with some Colorado high country mountain biking on the last days before the snow. Hours are magical. Moments are fleeting. And the colors change with every second. It’s a time unlike any other throughout the year. The light shifts. Groves of…(Read More)

Nem tents

Today’s modern tents are refined achievements in design and engineering. While their main purpose is shelter, the way they pack, the weight and density of the materials used and certain features of the tent will determine its best uses. by Brandon Mathis Here are a few things to consider when buying your next tent…(Read More)

1) Yo ho ho and a bottle of Rum Bar Since the the Rum Bar opened its doors, things get spicy after the lift closes. The Crested Butte-based rum makers inhabit an original brick building under a rooftop patio where they serve up award winning rums like their Platino that’s aged for a…(Read More)