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ummer, we wait for it and wait for it and then BOOM it’s here! After months of winter white, brown and gray, it’s summer, and the greens are brilliant. For Colorado mountain town locals it is the second longest season of the year. Winter can occupy more than six months for us, especially this year. Spring makes a brief appearance and fall lasts for about three weeks before the snow kicks in. It is a bluebird day as I write this and it is hard to not to be distracted by all that invites us out into our backyards and our backcountry. For those who live up here we are fortunate, our vacation is our backyard! Our summer issue is our sixth issue to hit the stands. We have celebrated one year and have grown enough to hire an amazing new Art Director who has revamped the style of the magazine and our logo. We have a new look S U MME R 2014 | mtntow nm a ga z ine.com

and know you will enjoy it. The content is still the same. This magazine is here to celebrate Colorado’s mountain towns and communities by featuring the amazing people, places, restaurants and businesses that are found in each town. In this issue we feature the trail running scene that has exploded in all of our towns. From locally held competitions to big national events this is the place to tie on your sneakers and pick up the pace. We have some tips on running on trails if you’re just getting started. I am prepping to run my first 5k trail run and I have to say I am pretty excited. One of our passions is road tripping. Packing the car and heading out in a general direction is one of my favorite ways to travel. The idea of a road trip is having a destination but also having the flexibility to turn in a different

direction when something piques your interest. A road trip does not always mean camping either. We have some cool suggestions in Pitch It! No need to pitch your tent at these places but they will still keep you feeling connected to Mother Nature. We continue to talk Yoga, suggest some great places to Eat, and include a comprehensive Calendar of all the Events and Festivals in our Colorado MTN Towns. Be sure to catch the Mountain Town Music Festival in Keystone this August and Telluride Blues & Brews in September, we will be there living it up with our dancing shoes on and in my case my Chaco flipflops! ~Holly Resignolo Publisher


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FOOT SOLDIERS The Trail Running Scene & Races P. 46

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PITCH IT Tent and Yurt Resorts P. 50


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PLACE 12

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VIEWS 18

PRIORITIES 20

GEAR 22 E NTREPRENEUR 24

FITNESS 28

WELLNESS 28

FAMILY 34

COCKTAILS 57

EATS & TREATS 63

YOGA 26

TRAIL 32

BIZ 36

BARISTA’S & BOOKS 68

GO! GUIDE 73

C LOSING NOTES 98

REAL ESTATE 38

ART 44

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ucked up against the mountains at the Western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park is a little town with big appeal, Grand Lake. I am always surprised by the amount of people who are unaware of Grand Lake and everything it has to offer. This town is located at the headwaters of the Colorado River and is situated on the shores of Grand Lake, Colorado’s deepest natural body of water. The shores of this lake are beautiful with soaring mountains serving as the back drop to the clear pristine water lapping at the lakes edges. The lake is home to the world’s highest registered yacht club and is the perfect location to kayak, SUP, canoe and even water ski. There is a wonderful little swimming beach reached by the town’s boardwalk for those who don’t mind the cool waters. In addition to Grand Lake there are two other bodies of water positioned very close to one another, Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby. One of the biggest draws of Grand Lake is the fishing; it is an angler’s paradise.  A plethora


of streams meander their way down into the lake allowing for some great stream fishing. Here you will find Rainbow, Brown Trout and Brookies as well as an occasional Kokanee, but the big draw is the Lake Trout. There are some monsters lurking deep in Grand Lake waiting to meet you. The elusive Larry the Lake Trout is supposedly the biggest of them all. Let them know if you have seen Larry. Don’t forget to be kind and return these incredible fish back to the water to help keep their population strong. Trails galore populate the area for hiking, mountain biking, running, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Many of these hikes lead you to some spectacular waterfalls and smaller lakes. The Grand Lake Recreation District has built some great single track trails for mountain biking rated at Intermediate and Advanced. These trails will bring you up to some fabulous vistas and along the Colorado River. There are dog friendly areas as well but remember wildlife lives in this area. Moose are an animal to be reckoned with, so give them space. Do not allow your dog to pester them or honestly you will be sorry. Golf enthusiasts will love the town’s Grand Lake Golf Course, a Dick Phelps designed course surrounded by panoramic views of

Rocky Mountain National Park, lodge pole pines, aspens and wildflowers. You are never alone out on the course. Moose, elk, deer, fox, hawks, chipmunks and squirrels are often hanging around the greens. The Town of Grand Lake is a jewel and will remind you of times gone by. There is an incredible amount of history associated with this town. You feel the vibe of the past here as you enter their main street, Grand Avenue. Unique, individually owned shops line Grand Avenue along with restaurants and cafes. Find a parking spot and enjoy the day wandering the western style boardwalk while you shop and dine. Restaurants offer everything from amazing coffee to casual and fine dining. Try the Grand Lake Lodge where you will have views of all three lakes and an excellent

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lunch & dinner menu. The Rapids Lodge & Restaurant provides outdoor seating right on the Tonahutu Creek, and Cy’s Deli has the best sandwiches in the world. Eat in or take them to go for picnics. The Sagebrush BBQ & Grill is a consistent local favorite and great for families too. Grand Lake is home to the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, an award winning theatre that has been bringing Broadway musical hits from the Sound of Musicto Footloose to the center stage since 1960. Les Miserables is on the schedule all summer long as well as Shrek the Musical and Hands on Hardbody. You can find live music in many of the restaurants and, if you need additional incentive to visit Grand Lake, fun festivals are scheduled all summer. long.  Lodging options range from camping to hotels to fabulous cabins. Check with Grand Lake Chamber for information and specials and make a point to visit Grand Lake.​

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Talk about a cool new way to camp at a music festival! Stay in one of Telluride Blues & Brews luxury Colorado Yurt Tents located in a prime camping location in their secure “Safari Village”. Each Colorado Yurt SafariStyle Tent comes equipped with all you need to leave your worries behind, including your choice of two twin mattresses or one queen mattress! Just bring your clothes, toiletries, and essentials with you and they will take care of the rest! Glamping tents will be set up, fully furnished, with linens, pillows, a heater, access to restrooms and showers, a gear drop off area, an onsite concierge, a private secured fenced area, outdoor chairs, indoor/ outdoor lighting, décor unique to each tent, camping stove, power, and more. Hurry to book.

Summit Games

The second-annual Summit Games is on! The owners of SeasonFive outerwear will be bringing music, games, prizes, and a little bit of friendly competition to Lake Dillon this July. Whether you’re a fat-tire bike fan, a die-hard paddleboarder itching to get on the water, or just want to chill on the beach and gaze at the mountains, the Summit Games has something for everyone. SUP Races, SUP Clinics, Flying Fishing Competitions, Yoga and a SUP-BikeRun Triathalon are all on the schedule. The Frisco Marina will set the stage so you can have some fun. www.TheSummitGames.com

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I doesn’t get much fresher up here in the high country then having a locally produced product brought to your table. Avalanche Cheese Company is a Basalt based business producing exceptional cheeses for the Colorado region from the milk of goats in Paonia. You always know when someone is passionate about their product and Wendy Mitchell, the company’s owner is that person. She is bringing

locally sourced and exceptional Chevre, Chevre Spreads, Lamborn Bloomers – a softripened Robiola style cheese, Goat Cheddar, Midnight Blue and Cabra Blanca– an aged semi soft goat cheese to local markets. Find these products in Whole Foods, Roaring Fork Valley restaurants or purchase on-line. www. AvalancheCheese.com

Cogma Bikewear

A girl who could design and a guy who could sew met due to their great passion for biking and living in a Colorado mountain town. With their abilities they began turning out functional and very fashionable bike wear for men and women in Steamboat Springs. The company’s focus is on great hybrid clothing that you could be biking in one moment and settling down for a little après the next. For the gals you will find skirts, riding dresses and some fabulous riding tops. The guys line features some very handsome jerseys. Check out their website to shop, these designs have all been thoroughly tested out on the trail. www.CogmaBikeWear.com

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It’s hard to show up in a town that you’re not familiar with and find the perfect biking trail or ride for yourself, family and friends. Breckenridge local, Courtney Kennady, recognized the need for this resource and created Bikenridge.com. Bikenridge brings together the amazing collection of trail maps and rides, race course descriptions, cycling services, clinics, volunteer opportunities and the talented & extraordinary people who make it all happen in and around the town. Their blog has some great riding & trail tips from local biking “celebs”, spotlight interviews, and mechanic & gear tips too. Want to buy a bike, Clear the Gear is a free resource to post/ review/buy/sell gently used gear.  Check them out before you head to Breckenridge. www.Bikenridge.com

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Believe it or not Moose are a new sight in our mountain towns. With the Moose population topping 2,300 it is hard to believe that it results from 12 transplanted Moose that were introduced to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1978. Since then they have wandered wide and far and have even crossed the Continental Divide into the Front Range. With their impressive size should come impressive respect. Moose have the ability to run at a speed of 35 mph and are unpredictable. Give all moose in any environment lots of space. If you’re hiking in the woods, yield the trail in whatever way works -- back off, change directions, and enjoy the animal only from a long distance. If a moose is attacking run and find an obstacle to hide behind. Look for the nearest tree, fence, building or other obstruction to hide behind. Be aware and keep your dog on a leash in Moose country. Chances are high that you will meet up with one.

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is celebrating its centennial anniversary in September of 2015, but the activities and programs that will commemorate this special birthday will begin a full year in advance. From Centennial Hikes to geo-caching adventures, it’s the perfect time to visit one of Colorado’s most beloved national treasures. Opening Ceremonies launch with the Picnic In the Park in Hidden Valley in RMNP on September 3 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and continue with a KickOff Ice Cream Social on September 4 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Holzwarth Historic Site. Then, over the course of the next year, the schedule of events will consist of year-round activities that will continue until September 2015 as well as date-specific events that range from active to artistic. It’s an exciting year of events for the Rocky Mountain National Park, so mark your calendars to be part of the festivities.

Si lv ert hor n e R ec Center is 20 It is hard to believe that one of the first recreation centers built in Colorado’s mountain towns is celebrating 20 years of fun and fitness. The Silverthorne Recreation Center is undergoing a significant facility renovation where cardio and weight equipment areas will be expanded along with the 18

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creation of a new multipurpose room. This is the first major renovation of the Recreation Center since it opened in 1994. Look to the recreation center’s schedule for great deals and fun events coinciding with the anniversary, especially the world’s largest slip and slide event in June and July.


Pa d d l e f e s t R e c a p It’s wonderful to see successful, local companies supporting their local nonprofits and association. Colorado Kayak Supply in Buena Vista has a great relationship with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County (BGCCC) and the Buena Vista Optimist Club. Their goal is to raise funds and awareness for local youth through their events and fundraising efforts. This past

spring PaddleFest, the annual Chafee County “kick off to summer,” raised $9000 and will assist these non-profits in providing a safe, positive place for youth to learn and grow. It will allow ongoing supportive relationships with caring adults and lots of fun! Their mission is clear: Build upon this success to reach out and serve more youth. The community’s future depends on it.

Shroom Fest

It’s not all about the psychedelics these days. The 33rd Telluride Mushroom Festival set for August 16 - 19, 2014, helps celebrate the many uses of fungi (all things mycology).  Fungi serve many purposes; from breaking down plant cellulose in nature to creating nutrients for plants, to serving as food and medicine for people, to acting as bio-remediators to filter and break down toxic land like oil spills and agricultural run off. Learn to grow your own mushrooms, prep up a delicious meal, learn foraging skills and find out how mushrooms affect your everyday life as this year’s theme is “Mushroom Science”.

Skier Visits

The passion people have for Colorado’s winter resorts showed this past season with the announcement of skier visits totaling an estimated 12.6 million for the 2013/14 ski season, thereby making it the best season on record in the state. Colorado’s ski area visitation was up more than 10 percent compared to last season and more than 8 percent compared to the five-yearaverage.“Seeing our visitation punch through the 12.5 million level and best our prior mark demonstrates the vibrancy of Colorado’s ski industry and the passion of our resident and visiting skiers and snowboarders,” stated Melanie Mills, president & CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “With two consecutive years of growth, momentum is certainly in our favor as our resorts continue to set the industry standard in terms of snow quality, skier safety and guest service.” This has been great news for all of us and we look forward to another season on the slopes.


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After the white and dull colors of winter, take in Mother Nature’s display of sight, sound and aroma. Green grass grows in places where snow once covered and soft breezes blow carrying the sweet smells of summer. Puffy clouds sit almost still in the sky while the snow capped mountains gaze down upon lush valleys. After months of cold and snow it is a gift to look upon the grass and out into the open.

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t’s funny how something can inspire us. In the case of John Cummins it was his daughters new Razor Scooter’s that were all the rage when they were younger. John wanted to be able to go out with his girls but felt riding a Razor wasn’t going to cut it; Big men on small Razors just looks uncomfortable. He had his skateboard but it was more for the park and not the bike path. A friend of his was racing longboards and introduced him to the new board style and its great cruising abilities. John was intrigued and showed the board to his friend, Jeff Smith, who was a woodworker and began building their design in his garage in Eagle-Vail. The product shortly became a family business. His Dad, John brought his skill as a cabinet builder and his brother Joel assists in designing the boards, the family started producing out of his father’s shop. Today they are moving their production to Gypsum and producing beautiful high performing S U MME R 2014 | mtntow nm a ga z ine.com

carving and cruising boards with exotic hardwoods such as Canarywood, Peruvian Walnut, Birch and Canadian Maple that John hand picks himself. The designs range from carving boards, cruisers and a serious street surfer, the Daisy Cutter, that is a full six feet three inches in length. All are produced with a top deck covered with fiberglass, and silica sand applied between the finish coats for a permanent clear grip finish. Most tops and bottoms are then finished with an automotive quality 2-part acrylic polyurethane with bottom buffed to a high gloss finish. The result is nothing less than spectacular and lives up to their subtitle, “art meets gravity”. If you’re interested in a custom design then you have also found the right place as custom boards are their specialty. In addition to their longboard lineup the company has started the production of a high end mountain bike without the uber high end

cost. The Street Swell Fantom is an extremely light carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike. Agile, stiff, responsive and fast, the Fantom debuted in Vail Colorado’s summer race series. John has a passion for supporting local groups and entities, the Vail High School team is one of them and the bike was designed with the riders in mind. The Street Swell Fantom is a carbon fiber mountain bike frame sourced with tapered head tube, internal cable routing and an inner-triangle rear brake caliper mount and is protected by a two year manufacturer warranty. The Fantom is assembled to your specifications in Eagle County, Colorado. All products are available for order online and the sales team is able to answer any of your questions via telephone. If you would like to try a board or the bike contact them. For the longboards you can head to The Board Life in Denver as they are not currently found in area shops. www.streetswell.com


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’m sure we all remember them, maybe there is a stack of them in your freezer right now, those long spheres of brightly colored liquids that you freeze and then squeeze up on a hot sunny day with your kids. Well here is something similar in idea but in no way identical. Power Ice creates frozen electrolyte ice bars that are designed to cool you down and rehydrate your body. The products contain 30 calories in each pop along with, 100% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C and are chock full of Electrolytes (20 mg of potassium and 25 mg of sodium). The product is all natural and contains pure sugar and natural flavors. The flavors Grape Score, Lime Kicker, Orange Blast and Pomegranate Raspberry are very delicious without being overly sweet. Power Ice is great for athletes looking to cool their core prior to a competition, during the event and after to rehydrate. Data has proven that athletes who consume ice

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slushies prior to a competition perform better than those who have only hydrated with ice cold water. The low carbohydrates and electrolyte content all assist the athlete from the beginning of their performance all the way into their recovery mode. Another unintended result of the product was the medical benefits for kids and individuals. Pediatricians found that Power Ice was the perfect rehydration fluid for young patients suffering from dehydration from flu’s and other ailments. The appealing taste of the product alone made Power Ice a hit in the hospital as well as in mom’s medicine cabinet. People restricted to a liquid diet have also discovered Power Ice as a way to help keep them rehydrated and enjoying fresh flavors while regaining strength from their illness. This newly established, growing product and brand name hail from the Steamboat Springs area. Grant Fenton, Power Ice President and Blair

McNamara, Head of Sales both make Routt County their home and home base for the Power Ice Sales and Marketing Team. This growing company has been recognized by the state and granted the opportunity to receive a $515,901 tax credit from Colorado’s Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit program. The Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit provides a state income tax credit to businesses undertaking job creation projects that grow small business in Colorado. I had a chance to see Blair at the Steamboat Springs Marathon this past June. We spoke last year when the product was really starting to break out into the region and from the looks of his happy face and everybody sampling the product the business is going very well. You can currently buy Power Ice at Walgreens and in the next few weeks you will be able to find them in your local Citymarket. Stock up and enjoy.


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TELLURIDE YOGA CENTER racticing in a beautiful landscape with very knowledgeable teachers and a peaceful, inspiring setting and your vibe will be taken up an extra notch. What is it about Telluride? Every time I head up the pass an overwhelming felling of happiness descends upon me. I get a $%#@ eating grin and I tend to pump up the volume on my radio. For all of the great scenery, restaurants and events going on there is one place I always make a plan to visit, the Telluride Yoga Center. The Telluride Yoga Center provides a sanctuary for Yoga and other spiritual practices. The center offers a variety of classes led by talented instructors and host workshops with internationally respected teachers throughout the year. Kristin Taylor and Albert Roer, opened the center S U MME R 2014 | mtntow nm a ga z ine.com

together a little over three years ago. Business partner Albert Roer has found great joy from being involved and improving his own practice while Kristin of has spent the majority of her life studying Yoga and delights in passing on her knowledge. Growing up in Telluride Kristin began by taking some variation based classes at the age of 16. During college an Aushtanga based class was offered and she built upon her knowledge by reading B.K.S. Iyengar’s Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health on a daily basis. It was in 2010 that she found her years of aggressive competitive skiing had really trashed her body. She did a 30 Day Yoga challenge that turned into months of daily training. Feeling her body heal through her practice was transforming and compelled

her to continue learning and begin teaching. As a teacher, Kristin’s enthusiasm and sparkling personality makes the classes she teach and the center a joy to attend. Kristin and Albert’s vision is to make the Telluride Yoga Center a sacred, heart of the community where people of all ages and abilities can attend. The Center’s new Intro to “Yoga for Stiff People” is a hit. A variety of Classes are held daily and range from open meditation, to Pilates, to other Yoga teachings. Rates for drop-ins are $16 and if you need a mat they charge a very reasonable $1 fee. Punch Cards as well as sustaining Kuhla memberships are available too.  The studio is located on the second floor of the Nugget Building, 201 West Colorado Avenue, Suite 201 in Telluride.


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here is nothing quite like getting back to nature in that primal way than running blissfully through the woods, just you, your legs and the sound of your feet hitting the dirt. It wasn’t until I started trail running that I fell back in love with the sport of running. If you are thinking about getting out there this season, here are a few basics that will help you prepare for the better life off the pavement.

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T HE B A S IC S : Slow Down: Trail running offers such varied terrain that at first you should slow down so you can pay attention to obstacles. Instead of setting mileage, begin running for time until you can track how you are doing. Be prepared to hike some of the steeps until you learn to change the way you run and it is okay to alter your pace too.

Pick Up Your Feet: The roots, rocks and loose dirt on a trail will require you to change the way you run. Pick up your feet especially towards the end of your run and on the down hills to prevent you from tripping. Good Shoes: This is always a personal preference, but be prepared to feel a little bit more fatigued at first around the foot and ankle until you get use to the varied


terrain. If your street running shoes aren’t cutting in, upgrade immediately. Train for the Trail: Even if you find yourself running at a slower pace, you will likely be exerting the same amount of energy on the trail if not more especially at first. Here are few exercises that will make you stronger on the trail: Lunges: This exercise alone will help strengthen the legs, but if you do them out on the single track up and down hills it will help you train your balance. Core Strength: Keeping a low center is a great tool for trail running. My local gym is doing daily “plankoffs” with the fitness staff. A forearm plank each day will help you become more efficient while you breath. Hold it for as long as you can. (Note: some shaking is required.) Balance Exercises: Single-leg balance exercises are great; even add a hop once in awhile. Yoga can provide a lot of help in the balance category. Stay Hydrated: This is critical with any sport. But in the event you are out on the trail longer than expected, be prepared.

Pay Attention & Be Safe: I like to run with my phone and GPS activated which sends updates to my family on longer runs via email where I am. If this doesn’t interest you, let someone know where you are going, stick to the trail and pay attention to where you are especially on new trails. You can always leave a note on the dash of your car letting people know when you should be back and what trail you took. As soon as I left the pavement, there was no turning back. I have some bumps and bruises to show for it for sure, but just like anything, the more you do it, the better you get. You too can find new solace in this amazing sport, now get out there and explore!

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SUMMIT COUNTY HAS A BOUNTY OF WONDERFUL SINGLE-TRACK TRAILS. IF I HAD TO CHOOSE MY FIVE FAVORITES, THEY WOULD BE: 1. F R E N C H G U L C H T R A IL S Y S T E M I live in the Wellington Neighborhood so French Gulch is literally right out my back door. The trails in this area link up so you could go on a 30-minute run or a three-hour run. There is hill climbing, buffed out trail, old, cobbled mining roads and great views of French Gulch, town and the Ten Mile Range beyond. These also connect to other popular running trails and areas including the Golden Horseshoe, Sallie Barber Road and trails on Baldy. This is a great running area for beginners and veterans alike. 2 . T HE W HE E L E R T R A IL If you want to get up high, the Wheeler trail is where it’s at. I usually access this trail from the Burro Trail, which is another great piece of single track. The Wheeler Trail works it’s way up and over the Ten Mile Range, yielding incredible views of other Ten Mile Range Peaks including Helen and Father Dyer. You can link Wheeler with the Colorado Trail and Peaks Trail to make an awesome, long run loop. And there’s nothing better than being above tree line! 3 . BR E C K E NR ID G E S K I R E S O R T T R A IL S Y S T E M BSR has miles of great single track and generally the traffic on these trails is less than others in Summit County. When I want to do a long, sustained, low-angle climb and descent, this is where I head. If you’re feeling really scrappy, you can head on up to the summit of Peak 8. Hey, why not? 4 . Q U A ND A R Y P E A K If the Wheeler Trail didn’t get you high enough, head on over to Quandary, our local and cherished 14,000 foot peak. Quandary is where I head if I have a little more time and want to run and hike on more technical terrain. It’s a great place to challenge your fitness - hiking up to 14,000 feet is tough enough, but trying to throw in a few intervals of running makes for a great workout. And don’t be surprised if a mountain goat keeps you company along the way! 5. TIGER DREDGE /HORSESHOE GULCH This is another great access point to a handful of trails, including the Colorado Trail, Red Trail and the Hay Trail. You could even make your way over to Keystone if you had a big cup of coffee before your run. I love running in Horseshoe Gulch because you really feel like you’re out in the middle of nowhere and the views, vegetation and terrain is absolutely beautiful. Just like French Gulch, these trails are varied and always keep you on your toes as you meander through open glades and thick alpine forest.

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n today’s world there are far more options to assist us with our healthcare needs then there were fifteen, ten, even five years ago. Our mountain towns and communities are filled with aggressive outdoor enthusiasts who have put plenty of wear and tear on their joints and are seeking ways to preserve and prolong their athleticism. With the discovery of Stem Cell Therapy to treat Joint Pain we went to Vail to discuss ground breaking procedures with Dr. Scott Brandt of ThriveMD, one of a handful of physicians in the country trained in stem cell therapy for joint pain.

WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?

“Stem Cell Therapy is a groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedure that uses the patient’s own stem cells to stimulate the body to repair and replace damaged tissue in any joint, such as knees, shoulders, hips, wrists, ankles, elbows, and specific spine conditions. Stem cells are harvested from the patient’s fat reserves, requiring only a small amount, generally taken from the abdominal area. We then prepare the tissue, concentrating the stem cells in our very own cell-processing laboratory. An hour later, using fluoroscopic guidance, the cells are injected into the ailing joint. Once there, these

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regenerative cells stimulate the body to repair and replace tissue that has disintegrated over time or been traumatized from injury or overuse. Four weeks after the initial stem cell injection, a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection is performed to enhance the regenerative process”.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR STEM CELL THERAPY?

Whether you have a damaged joint as the result of a traumatic sports injury or the product of daily “wear and tear” (osteoarthritis), Stem Cell Therapy can help. Patients who have been “bone on bone” for years have benefited from this procedure, as well as younger patients with relatively new injuries. Many people put off joint replacement surgery as long as they can because they dread the long and painful recovery. Others worry about the surgical scar and the limited life span of artificial joints. Stem Cell Therapy is a minimally invasive approach that has helped many patients avoid the difficultly and risks associated with joint replacement.

WHAT TO CAN EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?

The stem cell therapy treatment is a same-day, inoffice procedure. We collect abdominal fat cells through a minimally invasive liposuction

procedure performed at our office. You will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area for this minimally invasive liposuction procedure, which takes an hour. Most patients experience pain relief in two to twelve weeks. Over a period of six to twelve months, most patients can see positive changes on their MRIs. The advancement of stem cell therapy, coupled with Dr. Brandt’s expertise has made joint rejuvenation an important part of his practice. There are some very new and exciting developments in the stem cell arena as well. A recent study is showing dramatic results when it comes to stem cell treatment for disc/ back pain. Dr. Brandt is also conducting patient funded stem cell studies for a number of systemic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Diabetes Type II. Dr. Brandt is only a handful of physicians offering these medical procedures in Vail and now has a ThriveMD Aspen office too.


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he Buena Vista River Park is located in the town of Buena Vista, CO. Besides being one of the largest whitewater parks in the USA, it also happens to have some of the highest quality play features to be found anywhere. The park officially begins just above the Barbara Whipple Bridge with 2 river access points for Anglers, or anyone who wants to find their way to the river. Just below the access points is S U MME R 2014 | mtntow nm a ga z ine.com

the first feature of the park. Uptown wave is a kayaking “hole” which is friendly for intermediate and advanced paddlers. There is a good run out below the wave, which means that there’s plenty of time to make your roll. Staircase wave is the next feature, and has quickly become a river surfer’s paradise. This wave is ideal at all flows. At low water it’s a friendly learning spot for SUP and river surfing (as well as

kayaking), and at mid flows and big water the wave comes into it’s own. Advanced river surfers (and whitewater) will find a powerful and glassy, world-class standing wave, with the cleanest water to be found anywhere. Corner Pocket comes next, which is another hole for kayakers to explore. Downtown Wave, is just below Corner Pocket, and is a very unique feature. At low water, it’s one of the


DID YOU KNOW? best beginner river and SUP learning spots in the state. If you want to learn to river surf, we recommend coming to this spot in August, when the water is warm, and the wave is glassy and tame. We commonly refer to this incredible spot as “Little Waikiki”. There is even a hotel on the banks of this feature called the Surf Chateau. Last, but certainly not least is Lodo (Lower Downtown) – a powerful wave hole that is not for the faint of heart. At lower flows it is a fun intermediate kayaking and SUP wave, and at higher water it is a bucking

bronco ride for advanced freestyle paddlers. Best of all, there is a music venue (The Beach) and awardwinning brewery (The Eddyline Brewery) at the takeout. Be sure to swing by Colorado Kayak Supply on Main Street for all of your paddling needs. Whether you’re a rafter, stand up paddler or whitewater kayaker, CKS will have you covered. They stock the best, most current gear and offer expert advice for all paddle sport enthusiasts. See you in beautiful Buena Vista!

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f you love mountain biking chances are your kids will too. Colorado’s mountain towns have great programs to introduce your kiddos to this amazing sport. Each offers instruction, stewardship and a taste of the MTB racing scene. DURANGO They start them young in Durango. The Durango DEVO is huge program based out of the Durango area. Established in 2006, Durango DEVO is a 501-c3 not-for-profit whose mission is to develop each individual, in a traditional team setting, into life-long cyclists. There are over 300 kids in the program, 40 coaches and 20 different groups. The program is arranged in a building block style to increase interest in mountain biking and promote each athlete in a positive environment. The Durango Junior Development (DEVO) Mountain Bike Team is a program for ages 2 to 25 years of age. The Team is split into 9 programs: DEVO Push Bike, DEVO Jr. (this is split into 9 different groups from preschool-advanced 5th graders), Explorers Club, DEVO Flyers gravity team, DEVO Cycle Crossers, DEVO Boys and Girls U14, DEVO Boys and Girls U19, the Rocky

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Mountain Chocolate Factory/ DEVO Sweet Elite U-25 Team, and the Colorado High School League Teams of DHS and Animas High. All programs are led by a DEVO trained and First Aid certified Head Coach with the help of Assistant Coaches. www.durangodevo.com SUMMIT COUNTY Since 2001 MavSports based out of Breckenridge and serving Summit County athletes have been involving kids in their summer Mountain bike race series. The MavSports MTB Junior League started as a program to teach kids how to ride Mtn Bikes and turned into an environmental stewardship program. The racing (and the jersey) got the kids interested in the environment, how to interact with other trail users, trail etiquette, some basic rules of the backcountry, and basic riding techniques, which became the core result of this program. The league is entering its 12th season. Some kids that started with them have pursued competitive cycling at the National and International level. Many MTB Junior Leaguers have stood on the podium of big events and many are now involved in the new State High School Racing program. www.mavsports.com

VAIL VALLEY A new program has arrived in the Vail Valley, Mountain Biking and Backcountry Stewardship 101 presented by the Vail Valley Alternative Sports Academy (VVASA). This course invites youngsters to join qualified instructors for an introduction in the basics of mountain biking. Participants learn safe riding techniques, basic bicycle maintenance and the rules of the trail. Concepts of environmental stewardship, trail care, sportsmanship and the resolution of user-group conflict will be explored in depth during each session. Group rides will focus on friendship, fun and the cultivation of an appreciation and understanding of environmental ethics. Session 2 (JULY): Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 8, 10, 22, 24, 29 & 31. www.wecmrd.com WINTER PARK New this year at Winter Park is the Epic Single Track Junior Series for riders 14 & Under. Two race days will be held on July 26th and August 23rd for age categories 1214 and 11 & Under. Course details will be available to riders as they get closer to each event day. The Hill Climb will be 2.5 miles and the other two races anywhere from 8-12 miles long. The cost is $15 to register and more information can be found on their website. www.epicsingletrac.com


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very child who attends a “Big League” ball game dreams of catching a foul ball – or even better, a home run. For Tom Sherrill, a California Angels fan from Pomona, California, that dream came true when he caught Albert Pujols’ 500th home run ball on May 22nd. To catch a 500th home run ball is an honor indeed. Only 25 players in major-league history have reached that 500 home run milestone. But Tom didn’t just catch a piece of baseball history. He caught a tax problem, one that required him to make a vital decision on how to proceed with the bounties of his catch. Yes, the IRS sees this remarkable catch as a “taxable event.” The Internal Revenue Code Section 61 broadly defines gross income as “…all income from whatever source derived.” The taxation of “found” property has been discussed by tax geeks for a long time. (Now, tax geeks and baseball geeks can join together to take their geekery to new levels!) Recently, Andrew Appleby published in the Vermont Law Review, a 30 page article called “Ball Busters: How the IRS Should Tax RecordSetting Baseballs and Other Found Property Under the Treasure Trove Regulation”. It discusses key tax issues such as returning the ball to the player, taxing the person catching the ball for the unrealized gain, taxing the future sale of the ball and the implications of the taxpayer destroying the ball caught. After catching this record-breaking ball, two choices arise. The first choice is to keep the ball and pay the tax. The other choice is to return the ball and avoid the tax. In returning the ball, you could simply throw it back into the field. The easiest way to avoid all tax implications is to disclaim the property and have no income. An alternative is to return the ball to the hitter. From the IRS perspective, returning the ball to the hitter will still incur a gain to the person catching it and a possible gift tax for returning it. If the person catching the record-setting ball was to give it to charity, they would be required to consider it a gain -and only then would they be allowed to deduct S U MME R 2014 | mtntow nm a ga z ine.com

it. But even then, their deduction is limited to 50% of their “adjusted gross income” for that year! (crying foul yet?) During September 1998, as the nation waited for the home run hit by Mark McGwire to break Roger Maris’s record, the umpires at the IRS announced their policy to apply the gift tax to all persons who return the recordbreaking ball to the hitter. This announcement was not well received. After a public uproar and Congressional inquiry, IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti stated “All I know is the fan who gives back the home run ball deserves a round of applause, not a big tax bill”. Although the IRS has conceded that it would not tax a person who caught a recordbreaking ball when returning it to the hitter, they point out the results are different when selling it. The IRS has not provided any formal guidance on the precise tax treatment of record-setting baseballs. As for Tom, he decided to meet with Pujols after the game and returned the ball to him. Does he avoid all the tax implications by returning the ball? Well, he received other benefits by making his record-setting catch. Tom was wearing a San Diego Chargers shirt when catching the ball, the Chargers offered him an on-field pass for when they play Denver. A nutritional supplement company who sponsors Pujols gave him some protein shakes. In addition, Tom’s received travel to games and game tickets to celebrate his moments of fame in catching the memorial ball before returning to the service of his country. All these benefits received by him could be considered as taxable income by the IRS prior to returning to duty to protect our country. None of us set out for the ball field planning to create tax problems. But as we dream of catching that record-setting home run, we should be aware that if that actually happens, we would need a plan to assist us in making the necessary decisions to save the most money in keeping our taxes low.


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A NEW URBAN LIVE-WORK SPACE ABOVE 9,000 FEET li v in g w he r e you work is a d e sirable r e - i g nitin g t r e n d BY GAYNIA BATTISTA PHOTOS BY GARY SOLES

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ixed use property. There was a time many trades folk and professionals would work and live within the same building they owned or rented. There is a new urban trend that is being pursued by professionals and today’s towns and cities are encouraging the move. In Breckenridge, Mark Bookman found the location where his Breck Ironworks workshop of 14 years was situated was zoned for just that. Even more interesting, the PUD was written over 27 years ago. Mark Bookman’s workshop was old and not well laid out. He realized that building


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a new location would allow him to build and design a functional work space that flowed naturally, would be OSHA approved and follow EPA standards for energy efficiency and sustainability. In addition to the work space layout he was able to design his ideal home above his Breck Ironworks welding and fabrication workshop. Mark hired architect Mike Shult who helped him draw up his design so he could begin the process of building a 6,000 square foot structure with a 1,200 sq. ft. lofted one bedroom lock off home. One of his biggest accomplishments was creating a space that didn’t look boxy by curving his bar area, placing his bedroom on a 45 degree angle and keeping the bar joists on his nine foot ceiling

exposed. Mark was able to personalize the living space with his own welding designs. The residence is a luxury for Bookman. He often takes lunch in his kitchen and loves being able to kick off his shoes at the end of the day and walk upstairs. The loft is a true lock off, with a separate entry for visitors when they arrive and has a living space for his hunting dogs too. There is no doorbell here but you can ring the old ship bell by the entrance to the unit. Mark finds he is far more productive now that he is located right above his workshop but is also able to shut off his work when he leaves for the day. Everything in the building process was produced in his shop or obtained through local businesses. The unit has amazing finishes that

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were produced in his own shop like the metal door frames, steel cable to hang wet clothes and unique brackets for kitchen utensils. This live-and-work space has been the perfect opportunity for Breck Ironworks to showcase their stuff – a living portfolio of their design abilities exists in this unique space where welded items, ski chairs and Fire On Demand products are incorporated into the lofts design. The home was featured in the 2013 Summit County Parade of Homes where he won Best Exterior Design and Elevation, Best Kitchen, Best Master Bedroom Suite, Best Interior Finishes as well as three other distinguishing awards including Best Overall. It is clear that people are interested in the live work concept, so much so that Mr. Bookman is building a new space for those who would like to claim the same, unique lifestyle.

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SA LIDA A RT SCENE t isn’t hard for Salida to live up to its credo; “The biggest little art town in Colorado”. The entire town is permeated with the creativity of its resident artists, business owners and individuals living in the community. Unique and beautiful works of art can be found in every nook and cranny of the town. Sculpture, Building Murals, unique architecture and the beauty of the surrounding natural environment all add to the artsy vibe Salida gives off. Twenty different and unique galleries all attribute to what has become a location deemed one of the best small towns to live in the USA. Many of the galleries that have set up shop along the streets of downtown Salida are working studios where visitors can experience the artwork of these nationally-acclaimed artists. On the SECOND SATURDAY of each month S U MME R 2014 | mtntow nm a ga z ine.com

galleries stay open until 8:00 PM in the SUMMER for their famous art tours featuring special artist shows, openings and demonstrations along with chances to win unique gallery gifts. Each gallery is unique and vibrant with mediums of oil on canvas, photography, water colors, glass works, pottery and more. It would be unfair to name a few so here is the list of all the galleries you can find in Salida: Art & Salvage Gallery, Barker Gallery, Brodeur Studio Gallery, Brooks Gallery, Bungled Jungle, Carl Bork Fine Art, Carl Ortman Gallery, cultureclash, Eye Candy, Felt in Hand Studio, Four Winds Gallery, Gallery 150, Green Cat Studio, Maverick Potter, Middleton Photography, Rise and Shine Bakery, Salida Steam Plant Galleries, Smalzel/Mayfield Gallery, Spirit Mountain Antler & Log

Design, Virtuosity Gallery and the gallery inside the Palace Hotel featuring the artwork of Joshua Been. All are open on a daily basis for you to discover and enjoy. In March 2012, a $15,000 Colorado Creative District grant and the state’s first Colorado Creative District Designation was given to Salida by Governor John Hickenlooper to assist the creative district in attracting entrepreneurs and artists, stir artistic economic activity, showcase cultural attractions and celebrate each community’s identity. This was a huge boost to the town’s tourism efforts and it shows. The town is thriving with the creativity of culinary artists, brewers, distillers, performing artists and more. Make the trip and plan to spend a full day exploring.


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or an avid trail runner like Rick Trujillo, a photographic memory can come in handy. It only helps he’s also one hell of a storyteller. Take this snippet from the Imogene Pass Run, a harrowing, wildly popular trail race between Ouray and Telluride held every September. As Trujillo trudged through a whiteout – like most alpine trails in Colorado, the route is no stranger to latesummer flurries – he heard a voice calling for help. A woman had lost sight of the singletrack and stopped just steps from the pass summit. “She was yelling, ‘I can’t do it, I can’t do it,’” Trujillo remembers with a somber chuckle. “She was 1,200 feet off the trail. Imogene Pass on a clear day is spectacular, but

the weather can change on a dime.” And it does, from eight inches of snow in 1985 to crystalline skies in 2013. Yet even when Mother Nature throws nasty tantrums, Trujillo still knows every inch of the trail. After all, the Ouray native accidentally founded the race in 1974, when he made the trek in two hours and 33 minutes to train for the Pikes Peak Marathon. “I explain to the racers that this isn’t city park,” says Trujillo, who has won his trademark race six times in 15 finishes. “These are the mountains and the mountains don’t care. When that weather comes through, it can destroy you if you aren’t prepared.” For runners born and bred in Colorado, Trujillo’s

advice is nothing short of scripture. He’s come to expect the unlikely on Imogene Pass – it’s the only way to survive dizzying altitudes and brutal vertical gains – and a new generation of hill-loving athletes has followed his lead. Running in the Rockies isn’t for the faint of heart, and this year, dozens of summertime races pass over local roads and trails. They range from half marathons to burly 100 milers (not to mention a few 10Ks), but each one is just a bit insane – kind of like Colorado. Trujillo knows there’s a story out there somewhere.

SLACKER HALF MARATHON AND RELAY, JUNE 28

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the Slacker Half Marathon is more laid-back than most. The trick? It’s all downhill, weaving along a paved bike path from the base of Loveland Ski Area to the heart of downtown Georgetown. But don’t let the name fool you. For Katy Zabel, a Georgetown resident who has ran the Slacker since 2008, the Slacker is still a legitimate race. The half marathon can wreak havoc on unprepared knees – quad training is a must – and the three-person relay division gets heated. The four-mile fun run is a bit more relaxed, with runners decked out in everything from combat boots to flip-flops. “This is for the serious runner and the not serious runner,” Zabel says. “The atmosphere is just a blast – it has a great after-party – and unlike a lot of other half marathons, it doesn’t have a cutoff time. People can take it at their own pace.” Like many large-scale races, the Slacker is made for just about anyone, including racers younger than 13 and older than 65. It’s also one of the few Fidofriendly half marathons, with drinking pools for dogs at every aide station. slackerhalfmarathon.com

GRIN AND BEAR IT TRAIL RUN, JULY 19

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– it’s one of Crested Butte’s best-kept secrets. The 9.3mile out-and-back route is jaw-dropping, even though it climbs a hefty 1,700 vertical feet before reaching Green Lake, a pristine watering hole at the base of Mt. Axtel. Don’t worry about a crowd – registration usually peaks at 100 runners, due in part to the rise of ultra-running. “When we started this, it was before Leadvilles or ultras,” says Vic Shepard, the race co-founder and owner of its first after-party joint, Le Bosquet. “I wonder if people who have really gotten into that even want to bother with a 9-mile run anymore. But it just remains a good, fun trail.” cbnordic.org/grinandbearit

LEADVILLE 100 TRAIL RUN, AUG. 16

Of all the big, bad, burly trail runs in Colorado, the Leadville 100 is arguably the biggest and baddest and burliest. Founded in 1983, the namesake race recently got a boost when Lifetime Fitness took over as organizer. It now draws dozens of the world’s top enduro athletes to the spider-webbed trails of Leadville, where an average elevation of 10,000 feet is just a taste of the masochism to come. Picture this: Llamas are used to truck aide-station supplies up the switchbacks of Hope Pass (12,620 feet). Then the runners summit it – twice. Registration for the 2014 race is already closed – the start list is stacked with former winners like Duncan


Callahan, plus elite runners from across the globe – but spots are open for the official training camp from June 27 to 30. “The course and the beautiful land we run through really draws people,” race director Josh Colley says. “It’s a challenging course, but it’s also very scenic. This town has that aura of history to it. I think people come here to not only take part in a race, but also experience Leadville itself.” leadvilleraceseries.com

IMOGENE PASS RUN, SEPT. 6

What a difference four decades can make. When Trujillo and six local madmen tackled the first official Imogene Pass Run, mountain running was a fledgling sport and Telluride was little more than a small, sleepy mining town. Today, the race has almost outgrown its hometown – almost. Registration filled in less than three hours last year, bringing 1,600 runners to the starting line in Ouray. (Sorry, registration is already closed for 2014.) Unlike most longstanding races, the point-to-point route has changed very little over the years. It crosses 17.1 miles of fire road and singletrack on the way to Imogene Pass (13,114 feet), with sublime views of Mt. Sneffels and Telluride. Even though the uphill section is grueling – the gradient hits 19 percent at mile nine and doesn’t let up – the downhill can be just as brutal. “It’s not for glory seekers, it’s not for people who want to be held by the hand,” Trujillo says. “The only way you’re going to finish this race is through incessant forward motion – just keep moving.” imogenerun.com

F IND A T R A IL R UNNING SERIE S

For just about every trail system in the Rockies, there’s an equally tantalizing race series hosted by a local town or running club. Just don’t be intimidated by lung-burning routes – each series also has a division for casual runners.

S T E A MBOAT S P R ING S R UNNING S ER IE S

www.runningseries.com With 13 races between until September, the Steamboat Springs series is big. Real big. Don’t miss marquee events like the Mt. Werner Classic 50K and Steamboat Stinger marathon.

ENDUR A NCE R ACE S ER IE S

www.enduranceraceseries.com The nine-race series makes stops in Keystone, Copper, Beaver Creek and Glenwood Springs until late October. Each event includes a marathon or half marathon, plus a 10K.

VA IL R E C DI S T R IC T L A S P OR T I VA SER IE S

www.vailrec.com With marathons and a mountaintop 5K, the six-race series is wildly competitive. Try the venerable Vail Hill Climb, one of just 10 races in the nationwide La Sportiva Mountain Cup series.

S UMMI T T R A IL R UNNING S ER IE S

www.townofbreckenridge.com Held between June and August, each of the six events includes a short and long route, topping out with the Carter Park race at 14K. Best yet: They’re on weekdays for working stiffs.

L E A D V IL L E R ACE S ER IE S

www.leadvilleraceseries.com The godfather of long, burly trail races returns this year with four events between June and August. The Leadville 100 is full, but the Silver Rush 50 is just as daunting (and open).

OUR AY C OUN T Y R ACE S ER IE S

www.mtsneffelsmarathon.com From June to October, the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation clumps seven trail runs into a series, including marathons, 10-milers and the family-friendly Ourayce 10K on July 4.

DUR A NGO R UNNING CL UB S ER IE S

www.durangorunningclub.org Following two early-summer races, the Durango series hits a high on Aug. 2 with the Kennebec Challenge Mountain Runs, featuring 8.5- and 15-mile routes.

CR E S T ED BU T T E MOUN TA IN R UNNER S SER IE S

www.visitcrestedbutte.com/mtnrunners Nine races for $25 – too good to be true? Nope. The membership fee at Crested Butte Mountain Runners covers every race until late September.

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Why not tempt you with the best? The most exotic and luxurious on our list of Tents and Yurts is Dunton River Camp, a new, separate addition to the famous Dunton Hot Springs. The Camp is located 4 miles from Dunton Hot Springs and features eight luxurious, safaristyle tents, each equipped with its own gas stove for heating, spacious en-suite bathrooms with full soaking tub, luxurious bed and furnishings as well as a private lounging terrace, with spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains and Dolores River. A 19th Century Farmhouse has been renovated to act as the resorts base camp serving all meals and beverages in its charming interior and on its beautiful deck space. LEFT Enjoy the luxury of the queen size bed while still ‘roughing it’ at Dunton River Village 2 One of the many tents to call home at River mtntow nm a ga zi ne. com | S U MME R 2 0 1 4 Village 3 At 8700 ft evenings get chilly, so bring a sweatshirt 4 You’ll never get tired of soaking in the wonderful Dunton Hot Springs

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1 Come home to luxury and tranquility after one of the many activities available at Dunton 2 Dunton River Village offers over 300 sunny days per year in Colorado 3 Bikes are included in the price of your tent at Dunton 4 Tennessee Pass Cookhouse is a treat 5 Dine with history and make your own mark at the Dunton dining room 6 Tennessee Pass Yurts are open year round 7 Meals are included with the price of your tent at Dunton

activities offered by Dunton Hot Springs, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, rock climbing, mountaineering, rafting, yoga, vineyard tours/wine tastings at nearby Sutcliffe Vineyards. The hot springs are not always available due to the many groups that book Dunton Hotsprings for their special events. Not bad for a night of “roughing” it! Dunton Rivercamp is open June 1 to October 31. www.dentonhotsprings.com


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The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse and Yurts are where I found myself 5 with my husband, away from my then one and three-year-olds, for our sixth anniversary. I couldn’t fathom how my husband would think sleeping anywhere, let alone outside, at nearly 10,000 feet would be romantic? If you have kids, you stopped reading that last sentence, midpoint. Any night away from children is a dream, and a night amongst one of the most intimate eateries and settings in the state, with those crystal clear, star-filled nights and early morning quiet hikes with no one in sight, was more than just a onenight escape. The yurts were more than comfortable and accommodating, especially since I had a few cell phone bars to keep in touch with the sitter and children back in the Mile-High city of Denver. The ambiance, silence and perfect creature comforts such as fresh water, playing cards, lights, kitchenette stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and everything needed for light cooking was perfect and the Yurts have fabulous down comforters and beds. This place serves up more than just an anniversary spot. It is also a great place to gather with friends and family.

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You can bring your own meals or head to the cookhouse, located a few minutes’ walk from the Yurts. Come sunset, we had wine and hors d’oeuvres served up with the most incredible views from the vista of the dining yurt. Grilled Elk tenderloin with a port reduction of blueberry and sage, served with signature mashed potatoes and seasonal roasted vegetables, was my husband’s choice. I couldn’t resist the Colorado rack of lamb with a fresh herb gremolata served with the signature mashed potatoes and seasonal roasted vegetables too. Desert, if there is even room for it, can be taken to go and enjoyed in your yurt, as we did. The Tennessee Pass Cookhouse is the place to indulge. Open throughout many of the months, there’s Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, hiking, fishing—pretty much anything outdoors within minutes of your doorstep. www.tennesseepass.com

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If you happen to find yourself in the only town in Archuleta County, then you are half way to Pass Creek Yurt. Pagosa Springs, known for its hot springs and access point to world-renown skiing at Wolf Creek Pass, has a more eclectic yurt option, Pass Creek Yurt. Pagosa Springs is a passage point in the southern part of our Colorado mountain towns for outdoor recreation galore. My family was there last year for the hot springs, and my husband and I twice for a New Years’ rendezvous ski trip with family and friends. If good beer, great waterways and gorgeous scenery are on your agenda, adventure out to The Pass Creek Yurt—it’s your welcome door to Wolf Creek backcountry. Right at the base of the Continental Divide, this yurt provides any group with access to abundant recreational options in the Colorado forest. However, the extra attraction of this yurt is its proximity to 54

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the hot springs and skiing. Come a bit more prepared for this yurt experience, and remember to bring your own first aid kit! There are tables and chairs, a 3-burner stove, pots and pans, utensils, solar lighting, bunk beds and pillows for six, and that’s about it. You bring the rest. Rustic, yes; too far off the beaten path, no way! www.wolfcreekbackcountry.com

NEVER THE SAME, NEVER SUMMER NORDIC YURTS

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nights are hard to come by. During the day you can hike, mountain bike, 5 Nordic ski, fish or hunt and at night, set up amongst the solitude and stars in the yurts. The company that provides Never Summer with its ever-going summer has 11 total yurts; 8 in the Never Summer Mountain Range and 3 others in the remote North Park area. Depending on your group and their needs, Never Summer Yurts can accommodate anywhere up to 12 individuals in some of their yurts. Included in the yurt is a wood burning stove, firewood, small propane kitchen with a two-burner Coleman cook top, dishes, utensils, pots and pans. Groups need to bring in food, water, sleeping gear and entertainment, although not much is needed in this theatre of wildlife. www.neversummernordic.com

THE NAME MIGHT BE THE INDICATION

The Yurt at Screwball Ranch is a silly title, so we assume you are to bring the silliness to this paradise. Located just 15 miles outside of Cedaredge in Delta County (think Western Slope, mesas and agricultural beauty), this ranch is located on 80 private acres and isolated access to over 6,000 acres of BLM, so yes, there’s plenty of room to play and get silly. The actual yurt is 30 feet in diameter with almost 900-square-feet-of space. There is a 3/4 bath with hot and cold running water that sits behind a kitchen that you will find amply placed. Beds include two twin beds, in a loft, and a queen sleeper sofa in the main area. www.screwballranch.com

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Colorado Classic ‌ Crested Butte Original The Nordic Inn is truly a slice of nostalgia from the early days of skiing in Colorado. You are surrounded on three sides by the Gunnison National Forest and at the heart of one of the finest yearround recreational playgrounds in North America.

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he only thing true about this new brewery is that their beer is great and the owners are good friends. We’ll actually there are more truths to be told. New to Breckenridge is the Broken Compass Brewery, set in what seems to be an unconventional but very fitting location, the business park on Continental Drive near Airport Road. Owners David Axelrod and Jason Ford were introduced to one another by Fords wife while she and David were attending business school. They quickly became big skiing and drinking buddies. The two partners had both been searching for a new direction in their lives after spending time in places as obscure as Africa and as close as Denver. For David Axelrod he has come full circle living and working in Germany, Breckenridge, Seattle and Africa but has returned to the place he loves most, Breckenridge. His passion is sustainable, community minded businesses and of course, beer. Jason Ford is a chemical engineer who had spent time working in places around the Pacific Northwest but was tired of the politics that went with his trade. The name of the brewing company is derived from the fact that they had both been in so many places that the compass must 58

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have broke. One of the things they could agree upon is that if you’re lost and you have a beer in your hand then you will be alright and there was the spark that allowed the newest brewery in Breckenridge to be born. The building and brewing process began last year and on Memorial Day weekend 2014 they opened their doors to a passionate group of beer enthusiasts. As a chemical engineer Jason loves experimenting and producing great beers and there are a lot of different, delicious ones to choose from. Their beer menu includes a Coconut Porter, Chocolate Coffee Stout, IPA, Belgian Wit, Helles and Chili-Pepper Pale Ale.  The Coconut Porter is chock full of tropical deliciousness and the Chili Pepper is a hit with its mouth warming after notes. All are crisp and very fresh. The brewery offers 5-ounce tasters individually or as a flight of six, otherwise grab a pint of your favorite flavor. They have beer available to go in 32-ounce rounder’s or 64-ounce growlers. They have a variety of merchandise for sale to help support and get the word out ranging from Hats and T-shirts, stickers, Koozies and key chains. Looking for something to eat? Order in,

bring something to throw on their outdoor grill or check out the food trucks that are stopping by. This is a noteworthy business with a refreshing after-taste as they are already supporting the non-profits with their beers at special events and allowing ranchers to pick up spent grain to feed to their animals. Check them out: 68 Continental Court, Unit B12, Breckenridge BrokenCompassBrewing.com


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micas Pizza & Microbrewery in Salida arrived on the micro brewing scene quite some time ago and presented themselves as an exceptional restaurant with delicious beer. The restaurant is well known for their beautifully prepared wood fired pizzas. Over fifteen different pizzas grace the menu with an opportunity to personalize your pie with a variety of sauces and additional toppings. One of my favorites is the Biella topped with their house made Amicas Hot Oil, capocollo ham, caramelized onions, Portobello mushrooms, sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, gorgonzola, goat cheese and fresh, fragrant rosemary. Panini selections, a multitude of fresh salads, Calzones and delicious Italian desserts are all there to compliment their beer selections. Their head brewer is a Cordon Bleu graduate who found a passion for brewing beers while he was attending the Portland, Oregon campus. Prior to joining Amicas he gained brewing experience at TommyKnocker’s in Idaho Springs and Golden City Brewer in Golden. He joined Amicas in 2002 when Kathy Younghans purchased the buinsess and has been experimenting and perfecting

the beer brewing process ever since. Amicas microbrewery brews on a 7-barrel system which allows them to change their beers out as they see fit. The regular brews they offer are the Bomber Blonde Ale, Headwaters IPA, Rex’s Amber Ale, Touch My Monkeya darker Hefeweizen, Big S Brown Ale, Nigel’s Rather Large Ale and Double Wide Oatmeal Stout. The brewing process is transparent as you can sit and watch everything going on through their glass windows. The story is the Restaurant was once a mortuary and the viewing windows were for wakes and viewings of the deceased. I

definitely prefer seeing their shiny equipment instead. I highly suggest the sampler platter of beers which comes on tray with a great diagram of each beer selection. Sampling beers is so much fun with a group of friends too. When researching the microbrewery I could see that this is a consistently popular brew house with the Beer Advocate scoring them at a 90 out of 100. Once you have decided which beer you like best you can take some home with you. They offer 64oz Growlers, 22oz Bombers, 12oz Six Packs and Five & Half-barrel Kegs if you’re really thirsty. amicassalida.com

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brews five beers; the Camp Bird Blonde, a light refreshing pilsner that goes down easy on a warm day, the Revenue Red Ale a malty caramel tasting beer, the Box Canyon Brown which I just love and the Backcountry IPA. Over eleven different seasonal beers are made ranging from Lagers, Bocks, IPA’s Porters, Pilsners and more. I always love to start with a sampler tray of beer when I am first experiencing a new brewery and they have a very reasonably priced $9 tray to get you started. Sit back, swing and sip while you enjoy

the local chatter around you. The funkiness of the brewery extends all the way upstairs to their roof top deck where your jaw will drop from the views. No beer is complete without something to snack on. Make it a meal with their full menu offering appetizers, sandwiches, soups and salads. You will definitely want to linger and enjoy every drop of your beer as you drink in the Ouray vibe and its views. Before you go grab a growelette, hydroflask or growler and bring a little bit of Ouray home with you. ouraybrewery.com


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You’re not limiting happy to an hour

Here the simple things make your days full of wonder. A cruiser bike ride to your new favorite coffee shop. Canoeing with views of snowcapped peaks. A walk to somewhere you’ve only seen on your screen saver. A concert in the park. Your happy hour is now 24 hours.

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Restaurant and Bar Georgetown, Colorado

1106 Rose Street, Georgetown (303) 569-0200

Homemade Food Great Beer Family Friendly Live Music Every Fri, Sat, & Sun Happy Hour Everyday 4-6pm Located in the original Georgetown Depot in beautiful Georgetown, Colorado www.alpinerestaurantgeorgetown.com

Opening this August in Glenwood Springs!

Experience Smoke. Elevating barbeque to a new level by combining a casual, festive atmosphere with a chef driven menu emphasizing home cooking, hospitality, BBQ traditions and a unique beverage program. If you’ve dined with us in Basalt, check us out in our new neighborhood! 711 Grand Avenue Glenwood Springs, CO COMING SOON!

241 Harris Street Willits Town Center Basalt, CO 970-927-5158

www.smokemodernbbq.com Lunch Dinner Weekend Brunch Catering To Go

lunch dinner sundayaya daily happy hour brunch 700 YAMPA AVE,

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mbiance, as defined by Merriam Webster, is a “feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing”. If you’re interested in the adjectives beautiful, peaceful and relaxing, combined with a hunger for something good, look no further than Creekside Café in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The café is a local favorite as well as one of our own, and the editor felt that the summer issue was the perfect place to tell you all about it. Situated alongside the rushing waters of Soda Creek this pretty little restaurant has become a favorite Steamboat Springs spot for Breakfast or Lunch. Chose a patio table with an umbrella on a lovely day while sipping your coffee, juice or mimosa. The surrounding established garden is filled with pretty colors adding that much more

ambiance to the superb food served for breakfast or lunch. They serve legendary benedicts with 14 different Eggs Benedict selections to choose from. Perfectly prepared variations from traditional Eggs Benedict to creative benedicts that include crab, vegetables, turkey, smoked salmon, chorizo and more. If benedicts aren’t your dish then try their omelets cooked to order, Buttermilk Cakes, Oat Cakes or French Toast. Traditional eggs with a side of meat is always available but you could stray and try some of their unique items like the Wafflelaughagus - waffles topped with sausage gravy and melted cheddar and jack cheese, your choice of meat and two eggs any way and breakfast potatoes. Honest good food is served here. Kelly and Jason Landers, the owners of the restaurant, strive to use locally produced products and if

unavailable the freshest foods available. They make their own dressings from scratch, bake their own breads and rolls, use fresh eggs and pride themselves on using beef from Toponas, Colorado. Yampa Valley Beef is grass fed, hormone free and used in their chicken fried steak and gourmet burgers. Lunch is just as heavenly. Salads, Soups, Sandwiches along with grilled items and wraps are all made fresh each day for the café’s clientele. The hamburger on the lunch menu is ground fresh daily and cooked to order. Add that to the wait staff’s professional and prompt service and you have the perfect location for a relaxing meal or a wonderful celebration with family and friends. Creekside Café is open daily 6am-2pm and is located at 131 11th Street in downtown Steamboat Springs. www. creekside-cafe.com​


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hen a good team of people come together and work hard the result is usually notable. In this case, the story of Twist in Breckenridge is quite exceptional. Take one accomplished chef, Matt Fackler, with an already notable restaurant, Relish, operating on Breckenridge Main Street; add a partner in crime, Thomas (T.J.) Messerschmitt, who shares the same vision but is passionate about wine and food & beverage operations; and you have a great partnership. Opps, forgot one other ingredient, probably the most important, Lisa Fackler, wife of Chef Fackler a veteran Breckenridge restaurateur and you have a restaurant capable of bringing their clientele back over and over again. The beautiful building the restaurant occupies was built in 1881 and was massively upgraded in the late 2000’s. The result is a historically correct house with a traditional yet contemporary feel. Wood floors, light table tops, dark blue wall accents and a terrific staff make your evening feel like your in a high end, fine dining establishment and you are, without the price tag. And that is what the trio

was aiming for. Their motto is “Twist on Classic Comfort Food”, and their seasonal menu’s reflects that. Take for example the Buffalo and Chorizo Meatloaf. While I was interviewing Chef Fackler his staff brought over some amazing sausage and Chorizo produced by a Front Range purveyor. The meats were delicious and Matt commented on how the Chorizo was perfect for his dish. Nothing mass produced is utilized in their food and all thier food is fresh. Something I thought was very cool is Menu Enlightenment Series they are running on Facebook. This campaign allows their clients to learn more about their menu items. I discovered what a 1-hour egg is, I had never heard of it. It turns out that a 1-hour egg is an egg you cook “slow and low”. The result is an egg yolk with a creamy consistency in a soft set egg white. The yolk apparently grows in size as it cooks and has an incomparable creaminess. They let everyone know that this is a great alternative to a poached egg. The egg is used in their

67 summer entree menu item: almond encrusted trout with 1-hour egg, served wiht rosti potatos and smoked heirloom tomato aioli. All of their menus items are familiar, consistently prepared, high quality products with a twist on traditional comfort food recipes. I sincerely love their Carolina Pulled Pork Tacos, with tide water coleslaw and house pickles as an après work treat. The Salmon PBLT is insanely good with grilled salmon, herb grilled pork belly, arugula aioli, lettuce, tomato, and pickle on a Brioche Bun with a choice of sweet potato tater tots, chips, or veggie chips. Even coming in for a glass of wine allows you to enjoy their signature savory chex mix. All of their items are set at affordable prices that will keep you coming back for more. Come in and find your favorite dish or drink and come gain for more. Open daily for dinner at 200 South Ridge Street, Breckenridge. www.twistbreck.com


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ight in the heart of Frisco Colorado, tucked into a main street shop, is The Next Page Bookstore and Tea Bar. This sweet little, independent book store is the perfect location to relax after a day of adventure, be it summer or winter. The bookstore carries great selections of fiction, children’s books, health, cook books and more. The latest releases can be found here along with a very knowledgeable, friendly staff. The bookstore’s Tea Bar is a fabulous place to enjoy a steaming cup of fresh tea.

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They have been carrying loose teas for years and know how to steep the perfect cup. Select from more than 40 different Teas – Green, Black, White, Oolong and herbal tea varieties are all on their back shelf. Each employee has their favorite. Be sure to ask if they have any fun, special combinations to try. Loose leaf teas are very flavorful are far more superior then a bagged tea. Let their barista serve up the perfect cup. Tea isn’t your thing? Coffee Drinks are all available as well Lattes, Hot, Mochas or Coffees over Ice

are available. I have not had a chance to experience their Fruit Tea Smoothies but they sound terrific with 5 smoothie flavors for you to try. The list doesn’t stop there Bubble Tea is refreshing with their tapioca pearls. Hot Chocolates are yummy and if you feel like an adult beverage grab a glass of wine. Panini’s baked goods, quiche and small plate items will make your time at the bookstore perusing their shelves a delightful part of your day in Frisco. 409 Main Street, Frisco nextpagebooks.com


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Happy Hour Daily Live Music 7 - 9pm in the Bar The Finest, Seafood, Steaks and Entrees Casually Elegant, Moderately Priced with Great Specials 601 Main Street, Frisco 970-668-0345

605 Main Street, Frisco CO 970-668-2100 www.KemosabeSushi.com

FOOD HEDZ WORLD CAFE

Sourcing organic & all-natural foods from Thailand to the Heartland. Seasonal Menu I Voted #2 Best Restaurant in Summit

Food Hedz catering‌

Locally Sourced

Custom Menus for All Occasions

Organic Cuisine

Voted #1 Best Caterer in Summit

Lunch, Happy Hour & Dinner

Full service Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Receptions 842 Summit Blvd. I Frisco (970) 668-2000 foodhedzcafe.com

Chef David Voted Best Chefs in America


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500 S Main St. - La Cima Mall Daily Specials at parkandmainfood.com

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American style dining with a little Colorado flavor. 137 S Main St, Breckenridge • 970.453.0989 Reservations recommended • Events welcome Dinner 5-9:30 • Bar happy hour: 4-6 Don’t Forget to visit our sister Location

Visit relishbreckenridge.com to see our complete seasonal menu, as well as, our wine and craft beer selections.

200 S Ridge St, Breckenridge twistbreck.com • 970.547.7100 Happy hour 4-6 • Dinner 5-9:30 reservations recommended Don’t Forget to visit our sister Location

Visit twistbreck.com to see our complete seasonal menu, as well as, our wine and craft beer selections.

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marketplace WOODZWAYZ WOODWORKS We feature one-of-a-kind wood carvings, handmade furniture, pictures and more. Created by experienced carver and artist Mark Mahorney.

For everything biking in Breckenridge head to Bikenridge.com Conditions, Trails, Road Rides, Info and More

Kremmling, CO 970-406-8432 www.woodzwayz.com

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More then just award winning vodka and bourbon, we have great gift ideas for all of your friends and family. Check out The Shop on our web page. Breckenridge, CO 970-547-9759 breckenridgedistillery.com

Infant, Toddle and Kids Cycling wear and gear. Get your kids out in functional style. Accessories and Custom orders as well.

SUMMIT SOAP COMPANY

ASPEN YOGA MATS

Denver, CO www.spindaroos.com

Hand crafted, 100% natural, biodegradable. Foaming hand soap for home or business. Personal care products & more!

Custom embroidered yoga mats offer the ability to express who you are on the mat and find balance. 5 colored mats custom embroidered with original icons

Summit County, CO www.summitsoap.com

Aspen, CO www.aspenyogamats.com

GUNNYLOVE.COM

BONJULI JEWELRY

Gunnylove.com is a web-based marketplace for innovations and products from the Gunnison Valley. You don’t have to be here to shop our local small businesses.

Our hand-crafted Yoga Jewelry blends ancient spiritual symbols with healing precious & semi precious gemstones to create stunning & unique inspirational jewelry

Gunnison, CO www.gunnylove.com

Breckenridge, CO www.bonjuli.com

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Make a plan to attend one of the many concerts and performances lined up this summer at these great locations.

from one of their food vendors and enjoy a drink at the bar. 127 Trough Road, Bond 970-653-4444 | www. statebridge.com

STATE BRIDGE A lengthy schedule of events will flow all the way into September at State Bridge in Bond. This unique riverside amphitheater on the Colorado River has been the site of many a memorable show over the years. Spend a day or make it a weekend stay in one of their cabins, yurts or teepees. Grab a bite to eat

GERALD R. FORD AMPHITHEATER With a seating capacity of 1,260 guests in the covered portion of the venue and and an additional 1,300 on its grassy hillside you will get a show with a view of the breathtaking Gore Range and surrounding Rocky Mountains. Bring a picnic and grab a beverage from

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their Concession stand with food and alcohol sales at the facility. Picnics and commercially sealed nonalcoholic beverages are permitted. Vail | www.vvf.org I BAR RANCH Set in the fields of an old ranch this new Gunnison music venue now in its second year, is hosting Bluegrass & Country Western music all summer long. An open walled structure with side curtains will shelter you while you crack open a beer, enjoy their BBQ and kick back to sounds


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different group of musicians. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are to free to dance their way from coach to coach and delight in a variety of musical performances. Make reservation now. www. durangobluestrain.com SNOWMASS FANNY HILL Each Thursday night during the summer free concerts are held in Snowmass Village

on Fanny Hill. Latin, blues, zydeco, soul, reggae, funk and country performers representative are all included in the weekly lineup.JAS and the Town of Snowmass Village make this diverse range of free music accessible to all those visiting or living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Bring your blanket, a picnic basket and take in the music and the beauty of Snowmass. Snowmass Village | www.tosv.com


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festival notes BRECKENRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL It’s the only chance in Summit County to get a taste of indie filmmaking for four days straight – and it happens annually in the heart of Breckenridge on the third weekend of September. It’s an art house production nestled well away from the big city cinema houses, with breathing room and where limousine parking is replaced by a bike valet. The Breckenridge Film Festival seeks to entertain its audiences at the same time it enlightens through intimate exposure to filmmakers and their craft in the town’s authentic mountain environment. Since the festival rebranded and began rebuilding itself in early 2013, the 34-year-old event is taking a new approach to presenting film in Summit County, which includes film programming oriented to locals (think: Adventure Reel) as well as a strong emphasis on workshops, panel discussions and other educational approaches, often involving collaboration with fellow arts

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organizations. This fall, the festival will be partnering with the Breckenridge Arts District to screen films and hold discussions in the intimate setting of the Fuqua Livery Stable with the goal of springboarding into a more interconnected relationship in the future. Think filmmakerin-residence or an arts demonstration following a film screening. To put on the annual flagship event, it takes many hands and long hours – and plenty of love. Six venues, more than 50 films, roughly 30 filmmakers, a day of educational forums, a free family program and a party or two each day comprise the festival each year. There are a few moving parts in that puzzle – which is one built

on a minimal budget. The festival constantly seeks to improve its offerings while accepting its limitations. This year, the festival will present the Colorado premiere of “Higher,” the last in the Jeremy Jones trilogy produced by Teton Gravity Research, in addition to the return of the Adventure Reel. Opening and Closing night films are always surprises, though the regular film lineup (and tickets) will be available at www. breckfilmfest.com by midsummer. DILLON SUMMER EVENTS Lake Dillon is on the rise as summer heats up and with that comes an incredible array of events in the town center of Dillon. The marina


spirits, grilled items and more on the menu. Music at the Dillon Amphitheater has an incredible lineup with notable performances from Dark Star Orchestra playing on June 6th and The Machine lined up for a September 6th performance. Take a country western dance lesson on Thursdays and be sure to hit their famous Farmers Market on Fridays. The town itself has terrific restaurants and fresh beer at Pug Ryans Microbrewery and Restaurant. Do you have kids or some youngsters who want to check it out? Their park overlooking the Lake is awesome. Be sure to enjoy their July 4th celebration too! www. townofdillon.com alone is a great way to escape the heat of summer with boat and SUP rentals. The Tiki Bar is jamming on the dock with

OURAY MOUNTAIN AIR MUSIC SERIES Held every Thursday night in June at Ouray’s Fellin’ Park, you

will be enchanted by spectacular Ouray, Colorado and evenings of pure musical magic! This year’s series features several Colorado based bands, as well as groups from California and New York. Each week features a different genre of music, from indie to funk, and bluegrass to rock and blues. The bands are selected to appeal to all ages and to get the crowds dancing and enjoying the gorgeous summer evenings. The concerts are free and family and pet friendly. Each week a local non-profit organization will benefit from beer, wine and spirit sales. Additional non-profit groups will be fundraising by selling food and running entertainment for children. A wide selection of food, beverages and treats will be available for purchase each night. www. ouraycolorado.com

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farmer’s market guide ASPEN Saturdays June – October 8am – 3pm B RECKENRIDGE Sundays June – September 9am – 2pm BUENA VISTA Thursdays June 8 – October 12 9am – 1pm CARBONDALE Wednesdays June 11 – mid-October 10am – 3pm C RESTED BUTTE Sundays June 8 – October 12 (except August 3) 10am – 2pm DILLON Fridays June 6 – Sept 12 (except August 8th) 9am – 2pm DURANGO Saturdays May 10 – Sept 27 8am – 12pm FRUITA Saturdays June – September 8:30am – 12:30pm GLENWOOD Saturdays Springs late June – November 7:30am – 3pm Tuesdays June 10 – August 26 4pm – 8pm GRAND Wednesday & Saturday JUNCTION June 15 – October 31 7:30am – 12pm 80

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GUNNISON Saturdays June 14 – October 4 (then moves indoors) 9:30am – 1:30pm I DAHO SPRINGS Fridays opens May 30 10 am – 3 pm MINTURN Saturdays June 14 – Sept 6 9 am – 2 pm PAGOSA Saturdays SPRINGS June – September 9am – 1pm PALISADE Sunday June – September 10am – 2pm RIDGEWAY Fridays May 23 – October 17 10am – 3 pm SALIDA Saturdays June 7 – October 11 8am – 12:30pm STEAMBOAT Saturdays SPRINGS June – September 9am – 2pm TELLURIDE Fridays June 6 –October 10 11am – 4pm VAIL Sundays June 15 – October 5 10am – 3:30pm

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Guanella Pass Hill Climb, Georgetown http://www.guanellapasshillclimb.com/

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

JUNE 19

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/events

Big Mountain Enduro, Snowmass http://www.bigmountainenduro.com/

Whitewater Rafts & Brewery Crafts, Durango http://mild2wildrafting.com/specials/ whitewater-rafts-brewery-crafts.html

Empire Frog Rodeo, Empire www.empirefrogrodeo.com

Frisco Concerts in the Park Series, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/ concert-in-the-park/

Vail Farmers Market & Art Show Sundays, Vail Village.

JUNE 17

Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray

Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ tuesday-night-music/

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general. asp?id=352

For a complete list and details on Colorado Mtn Town Events visit our website!

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Whole Journeys - Aspen Sampler: 3 Day Hiking And Tasting Tour, Aspen Area http://www.wholejourneys.com/trips/ aspen

JUNE 18

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com

JUNE 18

Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail http://www.alpinequestsports.com/ vail-whitewater-kayak-series/

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Summer of Music Produced by Jas: Simplified, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ summer-music-produced-jas/

Howelsen 8 Miler, Steamboat Springs http://www.runningseries.com/races/ howelsen.php

Thursday Night Concerts, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ thursday-night-concert

Estes Park Marathon, Marathon Relay, 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run, Estes Park EPMarathon.org

JUNE 19 – 22

12th Annual Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison www.gunnisonriverfestival.com or call (303) 913-0486.

JUNE 21 – 22

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, Keystone http://www.keystonefestivals.com/

JUNE 19 – 22

Big Mountain Enduro, Snowmass http://www.bigmountainenduro.com Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

JUNE 20

Trio Solisti Concert, Ouray http://thewrightoperahouse.org/

41st Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/ Oh My Gawd Rodeo, Dumont

JUNE 17 – 19

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ thursday-night-music/

JUNE 15 - OCTOBER 5

JUNE 20 – 22

Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison http://www.gunnisonriverfestival.com/

Dinner on the Train – Steak & Lobster, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

JUNE 20 – 21

Pro Rodeo Series, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatprorodeo.com/

JUNE 20 – 22

FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Aspen www.foodandwine.com/classic

117th Annual Strawberry Days, Glenwood Springs http://strawberrydaysfestival.ning.com/

JUNE 22

JUNE 23

21st Annual Alpenglow, Crested Butte http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16579

JUNE 23 - SEPTEMBER 5

13th Annual Tour De Forks, GunnisonCrested Butte Valley http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16550 .

JUNE 24

Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo


R E M M U S FESTIVALS JUNE 21 - 22, 2014

BLUE RIBBON BACON TOUR

BACON, BACON, BEER AND MORE BACON!

JULY 19 - 20, 2014

WINE & JAZZ GRAND TASTING • WINE SEMINARS • LIVE JAZZ AUGUST 2 - 3, 2014 BLUEGRASS &

2 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC AND MICROBREW TASTINGS

AUGUST 22 - 23, 2014

MOUNTAIN TOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL A CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS COLORADO

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

AN OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION WITH COLORADO BEERS! FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT KEYSTONEFESTIVALS.COM FESTIVAL LODGING PACKAGES AVAILABLE THROUGH KEYSTONERESORT.COM AND SUMMITCOVE.COM 2014 Vail Resorts, Inc. All rights reserved. Trademarks are the property of Vail Trademarks, Inc. *Restrictions apply.

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Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ tuesday-night-music/

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general. asp?id=352

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 16

Theatre Aspen Presents The Full Monty, Aspen http://www.theatreaspen.org/

JUNE 25

34th Annual Crested Butte Bike Week, Mt. Crested Butte & Crested Butte www.cbbikeweek.com.

Copper’s Gone to the Dogs, Copper Mountain http://www.coppercolorado.com/ summer/index.html

Slack Half Marathon, Relay and 4 Mile Races, Georgetown http://www.slackerhalfmarathon.com/

2014 Colorado Harley Owners Group State Rally, Snowmass www.costatehogrally.com/ Telluride Wine Festival, Telluride http://www.telluridewinefestival.com/

JUNE 27

Reds Whites & Brews Nottingham Park, Avon

JUNE 25 – 29

Oh My Gawd Rodeo, Dumont

JUNE 26

Summer Evening Family Fun, Silverthorne http://www.silverthorne.org/index. aspx?page=17&returnURL=%2findex. aspx

JUNE 27 – 28

13th Annual Sopris Music Fest, Carbondale

Rapid Grass BlueGrass Festival, Idaho Springs http://www.clearcreekrapidgrass.com/

Rapid Grass BlueGrass Festival, Idaho Springs http://www.clearcreekrapidgrass.com/ for more information

Wine & Hors d’ Oeuvres on the Train, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

Pro Rodeo Series, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatprorodeo.com/

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek http://www.beavercreek.com/eventsand-activities/rodeo.aspx Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/events Frisco Concerts in the Park Series, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/ concert-in-the-park/

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ thursday-night-music/

Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Fellin Park by the Hotsprings Pool

Thursday Night Concerts, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ thursday-night-concert

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 17

Aspen Music Festival, Aspen http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/

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JUNE 28

Aspen Backcountry Marathon, Aspen http://www. aspenbackcountrymarathon.com/

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com Crested Butte Bike Week, Crested Butte http://cbbikeweek.com/

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Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge http://www.backstagetheatre.org/ pages/shows_spamalot.htm

Vuelta 100k and 50k Fondo Style Cycling Eventk Keystone http://vueltakeystone.com/

Powderhorn Mud Dash, Powderhorn Mountain http://www.powderhorn.com/summerevents-calendar

Epic Singletrack Race #2: Super Loop, Winter Park epicsingletrack.com,

JUNE 28 – 29

Big Mountain Enduro, Durango http://www.bigmountainenduro.com/ schedule

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, Estes Park http://www.estesmidsummer.com/

Epic Mountain Challenge, Pagosa Springs http://www.joingecko.org/info. asp?uid=340

JUNE 27 – 29

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

Salida Art Walk, Salida http://salidaartwalk.org/

Vail Arts Festival, Vail www.vailartsfestival.com

12th Annual Blues from the Top, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark.com/blues_ from_the_top.html

Leadville Race Series: Leadville Trail 100 Run Training Camp, Leadville http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/

JUNE 27 – AUGUST 2

Bravo! Vail, Throughout the Vail Valley http://bravovail.org/

JUNE 29

JUNE 30

21st Annual Alpenglow, Crested Butte http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16579

JUNE 30 – AUGUST 11

The 17th annual Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte http://www.crestedbuttemusicfestival. com/


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Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www. visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo

Aspen Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts Fair, Aspen http://aspenartfairs.com/

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/ category/tuesday-nightmusic/

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek http://www.beavercreek. com/events-and-activities/ rodeo.aspx

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail http://www.visitvailvalley. com/general.asp?id=352

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/ events

JULY 1 – 4

First Thursdays Art Walk, Durango durangoarts.org/firstthursdays-art-walk

July 4th Celebration, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatchamber.com/signatureevents/july-4th-celebration

JULY 1 – 5

Quilt and Textile Show, Buena Vista

JULY 1 – AUGUST 2

Bravo! Vail, Throughout the Vail Valley http://bravovail.org/

JULY 1 –16

Theatre Aspen: Little Women – the musical, Aspen http://www.theatreaspen. org/

JULY 2

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/ category/thursday-nightmusic/

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series featuring the Drew Emmit Band, Vail http://www.vailbluegrass. com/

JULY 2 – 5

Leadville Race Series: Camp of Champions, Leadville http://www. leadvilleraceseries.com/

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Visual Art Music Theater Dance

JULY 3

June 27, 28, 29

Frisco Concerts in the Park Series, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco. com/events/concert-in-thepark/

Open Bard Poetry Series, Ridgeway

Thursday Night Concerts, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass. com/event/thursday-nightconcert

For the 22nd year in a row, visitors from throughout the Rocky Mountains region will converge on Salida CO in late June for the mountain town's eagerly awaited "Salida ArtWalk" weekend. Organizers say that this year's citywide Arts festival, slated for June 27, 28 and 29, will be the biggest and best in its history.

Ski Jumping Extravaganza, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatchamber.com/signatureevents/july-4th-celebration/ ski-jumping-extravaganza

First Thursday Art Walk, Telluride http://www.telluride.com/ first-thursday-art-walk

JULY 3 – 6

Colorado Wanderlust Festival, Snowmass http://wanderlust.com/yogafestivals/

JULY 3 – 7

Quilt & Textile Show, Buena Vista (719) 395-8780.

Colorado Quad Runners – ATVing, Glenwood Springs http://www.meetup.com/ Colorado-Quad-Runners/ events/128399242

SPONSORED by

Salida's numerous galleries, businesses and restaurants will feature area artists, performers and artisans in three days of festive art and musical events, artist receptions, and entertainment of all kinds. Galleries will feature special shows by leading regional artists; and visitors can meet many of the artists in person and learn personally about their work. Special thanks for this year's Salida ArtWalk go to event sponsor High Country Bank, "Building Futures Together".


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Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Aspen http://www.aspenchamber.org/ calendar-of-events/annual-specialevents/4th-of-july/

Mountain-style Independence Day Weekend, Breckenridge http://www.gobreck.com/events/ fourth-july

Mt. Evans Freedom Run, Evergreen http://www.mtevans.org/.

July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte

JULY 5 – 6

Trestle® Gravity Series, Winter Park http://trestlebikepark.com/

JULY 4 – 5

JULY 6

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek http://www.beavercreek.com/eventsand-activities/rodeo.aspx

First Sundays – An Intimate Cabaret Experience, Dillon http://www.lakedillon.co/Dillon-CO/ Events/Lake-Dillon-Theatre-Company/ First-Sundays/45334/

JULY 6 – 9

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Mountain Madness Half Marathon, Howelsen http://www.runningseries.com/races/ mountain_madness.php

Ye Olde Flea Market at the Healy House Museum, Leadville

Chris Collins’ Tribute to John Denver, Leadville www.taboroperahouse.net or 719-4868409. S U MME R 2014 | mtntow nm a ga z ine.com

Frisco Concerts in the Park Series, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/ concert-in-the-park/

Leadville Race Series: Camp of Champions, Leadville http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/

31st Annual Mountain Mania Car Show, Buena Vista www.arkansasvalleycarclub.com

JULY 10

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

Celebrate 4th of July and the 65th Annual Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo, Pagosa Springs http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/ node/98/Festivals?page=1

JULY 9

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/events

JULY 4 - 6

Three Ring Weekend, Copper Mountain http://www.coppercolorado.com/ summer/index.html.

JULY 8 – 13

JULY 5 – 16

Pro Rodeo Series, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatprorodeo.com/

JULY 8 - SEPTEMBER 5

13th Annual Tour De Forks, GunnisonCrested Butte Valley http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16550 .

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com

Aspen anta Fe Ballet Summer Season, Aspen http://www.aspensantafeballet.com/

Cherry Days Festival & Parade, Paonia http://www.paoniacherrydays.com/

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Tuesdays, Vail

JULY 5 – 13

Legacy Quartet at the Tabor Opera House, Leadville www.taboroperahouse.net or 719-4868409.

JULY 8

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ tuesday-night-music/

Rooftop Rodeo, Estes Park http://www.visitestespark.com/eventscalendar/special-events/rooftoprodeo/

114th Annual Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison www.cattlemensdays.com

Old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration, Leadville

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Beer Tasting Train, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com • Rendezvous Run for Independence, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark.com/run_ for_independence.html • Solshine Music Festival, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark.com/ solshine_festival.html

JULY 7

21st Annual Alpenglow, Crested Butte http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16579 • Melodrama @ the Wright, Ouray http://thewrightoperahouse.org/

Thursday Night Concerts, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ thursday-night-concert

JULY 10 – 13

Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival, Crested Butte www.crestedbuttewine.com or (970) 349-7487.

JULY 7 – 13

7th Annual Telluride Yoga Festival, Telluride www.tellurideyogafestival.com

JULY 8

Slide & Slip: A 20th Anniversary Event, Silverthorne http://www.silverthorne.org/index. aspx?page=17&recordid=1279

Dinner on the Train – Steak & Lobster www.georgetownlooprr.com

27th Annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Crested Butte www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival. com. Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo

JULY 11


Snowmass Culinary and Arts Festival, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ snowmass-culinary-arts-festival/ • Pro Rodeo Series, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatprorodeo.com/

Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run, Telluride http://hardrock100.com/

JULY 11 – 13

4th Annual Lavender Festival, Palisade http://www.coloradolavender.org/ events/festival for more information.

JULY 12

Whitewater Rafts & Brewery Crafts, Durango http://mild2wildrafting.com/specials/ whitewater-rafts-brewery-crafts.html

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Leadville www.taboroperahouse.net or 719-4868409.

JULY 11 – 13

Art on the Rockies, Edwards

Leadville Race Series: Silver Rush 50 MTB, Leadville http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/

Colorado Running Festival, Copper Mountain http://www.coppercolorado.com/ summer/index.html

Art on the Rockies, Edwards

Epic Singletrack Race #3: Rendezvous Circuit, Winter Park epicsingletrack.com,

Earth Goddess Rising Yoga Retreat, Pagosa Springs http://www.earthgoddessrising.com/

18th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, Salida http://www.nowthisiscolorado.com/

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JULY 12 – 13

Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo, Buena Vista http://www.nowthisiscolorado.com/ events

Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo, Buena Vista http://www.nowthisiscolorado.com/ events

Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride, Clear Creek County http://www.teamevergreen.org/triple

Big Mountain Enduro, Keystone http://www.bigmountainenduro.com/ schedule

33rd Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & 4oth Annual Art in the Park, Steamboat http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/ signature-events/hot-air-balloon-rodeo

Rendezvous Rock N’ Ride Bike Tour & Music Festival, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark.com/ rock_n_ride.html

Michele Scrivner/Brian Billow

31st Annual July Art Festival July 4, 5, 6 Main Street Station

13th Annual Main Street Art Festival July 25, 26, 27 N. Main St. & Wellington

39th Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1 Myron Whitaker

N. Main St. & Wellington Featuring fine art from around the United States in mediums such as wood, ceramics, bronze, glass, painting, photography, mixed media and so much more. All shows 10 am - 6 pm daily Free Admission Exceptional Artists • Extraordinary Art

Mark/Jean Oberkirsch

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JULY 11 – 12

Snowmass Culinary and Arts Festival, Snowmass www.wanderlustfestival.com

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Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

Leadville Race Series: Silver Rush 50 Run, Leadville http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad BBQ Special, Leadville 1-866-386-3936

JULY 14

21st Annual Alpenglow, Crested Butte http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16579

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ thursday-night-music/

Thursday Night Concerts, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ thursday-night-concert

JULY 17 – 19

Wild About Colorado Plein Air Art & Outdoor Festival, Breckenridge www.wildaboutcolorado.org.

JULY 15

Deaf Camp Picnic, Snowmass www.deafcamppicnic.org

22nd Annual Ah Haa Art Auction, Telluride http://www.ahhaa.org/ah-haa_events/ art-auction/

Melodrama @ the Wright, Ouray http://thewrightoperahouse.org/ Trail to Trail Hike and Walk, Silverthorne http://www.silverthorne.org/index. aspx?page=17&recordid=1004 Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ tuesday-night-music/

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Tuesdays, Vail http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general. asp?id=352

JULY 15 - 29

The Mesa County Fai, Grand Junction http://www.mesacountyfair.com/

JULY 16

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series featuring the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Vail http://www.vailbluegrass.com/

JULY 17

JULY 18

JULY 18 - 19 Dinner on the Train – Ribeye Steak & Trout, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com •

Pro Rodeo Series, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatprorodeo.com/

JULY 18 – 20

9th Annual CRUISE-A-THONg Average Jo(e) Race, Glenwood Spring http://www.cruiseathong. com/cruiseathong_glenwood/ Cruiseathong_glenwood.html

Tommy Knocker Mining Days Festival, Idaho Springs http://clearcreekcounty.org/organizer/ idaho-springs-elks-lodge-607/ July 19 - 20, 2014 Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, Keystone http://www.keystonefestivals.com/

Tri-It-High Triathlon & Du-It-High Duathlon, Leadville http://www.active.com/leadville-co/ duathlon/races/tri-it-high-triathlonand-du-it-high-duathlon-2014. or 719-486-7486

“Hair of the Dog” Disc Golf Tournament, Pagosa Springs http://www.cruiseathong.com/discgolf-tourney/

Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival, Salida http://www. coloradoeventsandfestivals.com/ Salida_Riverside_Fine%20Arts_ Festival.html

Gunny Grass, Gunnison www.ibarranch.com. Renaissance and Pirate Festival, Pagosa Springs http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/ events/renaissance-and-piratefestival?es=Friday,%20July%2018,%20 2014

32nd Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark.com/jazz_ festival.html

JULY 19

Aspen Valley Marathon/Half Marathon/5k Race, Aspen-Basalt http://www.active.com/aspenco/running/races/aspen-valleymarathon-2014

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Iron Horse Chef, Durango growingpartners.org

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/events

Wildflower Ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, Leadville

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JULY 19 - 20

XTERRA, Beaver Creek http://www.xterraplanet.com/races/ race.cfm?race_id=2087

Enduro – X MTN Bike Race, Steamboat Springs http://enduro-xrace.com/july-19-20enduro-x-series-race-1/

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek http://www.beavercreek.com/eventsand-activities/rodeo.aspx

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Frisco Concerts in the Park Series, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/ concert-in-the-park/

Alpine ArtAffair, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark.com/ winter_park_alpine_art_affairl.html

JULY 20

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

Trestle® Gravity Series, Winter Park http://trestlebikepark.com/

JULY 21

21st Annual Alpenglow, Crested Butte http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/


JULY 21

Melodrama @ the Wright, Ouray http://thewrightoperahouse.org/

JULY 21 – AUGUST 27

Telluride Playwrights Festival, Telluride http://www.playwrightsfestival.org/

JULY 22

JULY 25, 2014

Dinner on the Train – Steak & Lobster, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

JULY 25 – 26

Pro Rodeo Series, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatprorodeo.com/

JULY 25 – 27

Girl Power, Silverthorne http://www.silverthorne.org/index. aspx?page=17&recordid=1004

43rd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe, Aspen http://www.aspensantafeballet.com/

11th Annual Grand River Classic Car Show, Glenwood Springs http://www.glenwoodchamber.com/ events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=4852

Fifth Annual Automobili Exotica, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ fifth-annual-automobili-exotica/

Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ tuesday-night-music/

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Tuesdays, Vail http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general. asp?id=352

JULY 23

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com

JULY 23 - 26

Eagle County Fair & Rodeo, Eagle River Center http://www.eaglecounty.us/FairRodeo/ General/Schedule_and_Tickets/

JULY 24

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/events

Frisco Concerts in the Park Series, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/ concert-in-the-park/

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ thursday-night-music/

Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Tournament, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/ event/2nd-annual-snowmass-doublesvolleyball-tournament/

Colorado Freeride Festival http://www.playwinterpark.com/ colorado_freeride_festival.html

JULY 26

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

JULY 27 – AUGUST 9

Vail International Dance Festival, Vail & Beaver Creek http://www.vvf.org/arts/vailinternational-dance-festival

JULY 28

21st Annual Alpenglow, Crested Butte http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16579

Melodrama @ the Wright, Ouray http://thewrightoperahouse.org/

JULY 29

Grand Mesa Moose Day, Grand Junction

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ tuesday-night-music/

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Tuesdays, Vail

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com

Bob Cook Mt Evans Memorial Hill Climb, Idaho Springs http://www.teamevergreen.org Wildflower Ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, Leadville 125th Anniversary Celebration at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery, Leadville

JULY 24 - 27

Mt Werner 50 K, Steamboat Springs http://www.runningseries.com/races/ mt_werner_classic.php

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JULY 27

Evergreen Sprint Triathlon, Evergreen http://www.racingunderground.com/ evergreensprinttri

Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo

Colorado Freeride Festival, Winter Park http://coloradofreeridefestival.com/ index.html • Theatre Aspen: The Cottage, Aspen

Bottles, Cans and Music Festival, Powderhorn Mountain Resort http://www.powderhorn.com/bottlescans-and-music-festival

Aspen/Snowmass Ride and Race for the Cure, Aspen and Snowmass http://komencolorado.org/

Kim Richey @ the Wright, Ouray http://thewrightoperahouse.org/ July 26, 2014 Dinner on the Train – Steak & Lobster, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

Thursday Night Concerts, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ thursday-night-concert

JULY 26 – 27

Aspen Arts Festival, Aspen http://www.aspenchamber.org/ calendar-of-events/annual-specialevents/aspen-arts-festival/

JULY 30

JULY 31

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek http://www.beavercreek.com/eventsand-activities/rodeo.aspx

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/events

Frisco Concerts in the Park Series, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco.com

Epic Singletrack Race #4: Colorado Epic XC, Winter Park epicsingletrack.com,

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Thursday Night Concerts, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ thursday-night-concert

JULY 31 – AUGUST 3 ArtAspen, Aspen http://art-aspen.com/

Roof of the Rockies, Snowmass http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/eventdetail/125

AUGUST AUGUST 1 - 2

Wine & Hors d’ Oeuvres on the Train, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

Pro Rodeo Series, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatprorodeo.com/

AUGUST 2

Zoot Aspen Triathlon, Aspen http://www.dnsrsearch.com/index. php?origURL=http%3A//www. theatreaspen.orgaspenrecreation. com/&r=

Empire Americana Music Festival, Empire www.empireamericana.com

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, Estes Park TheRockyMountainHalf.com.

Paula Poundstone at the Tabor Opera House, Leadville www.taboroperahouse.net or 303-5501049.

AUGUST 2

Copper Triangle, Copper Mountain http://www.coppercolorado.com/ summer/index.html

Wildflower Ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, Leadville 1-866-386-3936

42nd Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte www.crestedbutteartsfestival.com.

XTERRA Pagosa Springs http://www.joingecko.org/ xterrapagosasprings

Leadville Boom Days, Leadville

23rd Annual Angel of Shavano Car Show, Salida

West Elks Wine Trail, Paonia http://www.northforkvisitorguide.com/ events1.html

Winter Park Music Festival, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark.com/wp_ music_festival.html

63rd Annual Archuleta County Fair, Pagosa Springs for more information please visit http:// archuletacountyfair.com/

La Plata County Fair, Durango events.laplata.co.us

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2014 Drive 4 Corners BMW Meet, Pagosa Springs http://drive4corners.com/

Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride http://telluridejazz.org/

AUGUST 1 – 17

6th Annual Steamboat All Arts Festival, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/ signature-events/all-arts-festival

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Piknik Theatre Festival, Steamboat Springs http://www.galsco.org/

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Bluegrass and Beer Festival, Keystone http://www.keystonefestivals.com/

Outdoor Fest, Powderhorn Mountain www.powderhorn.com

Power of Four Mountain Bike and Trail Races, Snowmass http://www.aspensnowmass.com/ events-and-activities/events

AUGUST 3

Power of Four Trail 50K, Aspen http://www.aspensnowmass.com/

AUGUST 3

First Sundays – An Intimate Cabaret Experience, Dillon http://www.lakedillon.co/Dillon-CO/ Events/Lake-Dillon-Theatre-Company/ First-Sundays/45334/

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

AUGUST 3 – 9

96th Annual Moffat County Fair, Craig http://www.moffatcountyfair.com/

AUGUST 4

21st Annual Alpenglow, Crested Butte http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16579

Melodrama @ the Wright, Ouray 7:00pm at the Wright Opera House. For more information please visit http:// thewrightoperahouse.org/

AUGUST 4 – 7

Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, Rifle http://www.garfieldcountyfair.com/ for more information and schedules.

Delta County Fair, Hotchkiss http://www.northforkvisitorguide.com/ events1.html

AUGUST 5

Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ tuesday-night-music/

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general. asp?id=352

AUGUST 5 - SEPTEMBER 5

13th Annual Tour De Forks, GunnisonCrested Butte Valley http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16550 .

AUGUST 6

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com


AUGUST 6 – 10

La Plata County Fair, Durango events.laplata.co.us

11th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival, Steamboat Springs http:// steamboatwinefestival.com/

AUGUST 7

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek http://www.beavercreek. com/events-and-activities/ rodeo.aspx

AUGUST 7 – 17

Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Telluride http://www. telluridechambermusic.org/ HOME.html

AUGUST 8

Telluride Top Chef, Telluride http://onetoonetelluride.org/ Top_Chef

AUGUST 8 - 9

Dinner on the Train – Steak & Lobster, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

Colorado Ragnar Relay, Copper Mountain to Snowmass, http://ragnarrelay.com/race/ colorado

Pro Rodeo Series, Steamboat Springs http://www. steamboatprorodeo.com/

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/ events First Thursdays Art Walk, Durango durangoarts.org/firstthursdays-art-walk

AUGUST 8 - 10

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/ category/thursday-nightmusic/

Guitar Town, Copper Mountain Http://www.coppercolorado. com/summer/index.html

Open Bard Poetry Series, Ridgeway

Aspen Art Museum: New AAM Grand Opening Exhibitions, Aspen http://aspenartmuseum.org/

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Frisco Concerts in the Park Series, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco. com/events/concert-in-thepark/

Thursday Night Concerts, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass. com/event/thursday-nightconcert

First Thursday Art Walk, Telluride http://www.telluride.com/ first-thursday-art-walk

AUGUST 7 - 8

Ragnar Relay, Copper Mountain Http://www.coppercolorado. com/summer/index.html

AUGUST 7 – 10

Contin-tail Rock & Gem Show, Buena Vista www.coloradorocks.org

AUGUST 9

Madams of Central Colorado, Buena Vista www.buenavistaheritage.org

Hudson Car Club comes to Georgetown, Georgetown • Leadville Race Series: Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Leadville http://www. leadvilleraceseries.com/

Jeff Brinkman in Concert at the Tabor Opera House, Leadville www.taboroperahouse.net or 719-486-8409.

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AUGUST 15 – 17

Just for Boys, Silverthorne http://www.silverthorne.org/index. aspx?page=17&recordid=920

Vail Rocks, Vail http://www.lovehopestrength.org/ events/past-events/vail-rocks/

STARS Charity Ride, Steamboat Springs www.steamboatstars.com

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek http://www.beavercreek.com/eventsand-activities/rodeo.aspx

Iron Horse Chef, Durango growingpartners.org

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Winter Park Beer Festival, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark.com/ winterparkbeerfestival.html

AUGUST 10

Leadville Race Series: Leadville 10K Run, Leadville http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

Grand Fondo Italia Cycling Tour, Snowmass http://thegranfondoitalia.com/granfondo-italia- aspen-snowmass

AUGUST 10 - 13

AREDAY – American Renewable Energy Institute’s Annual Summit, Aspen http://areday.net/

AUGUST 11

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/events August 14, 2014 Frisco Concerts in the Park Series, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/ concert-in-the-park/

Thursday Night Concerts, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ thursday-night-concert

Summer of Music Produced by Jas: TBD, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ summer-music-produced-jas/

AUGUST 14 – 17

Leadville Race Series: Leadville Trail 100 Run, Leadville http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Tuesdays, Vail http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general. asp?id=352

AUGUST 13

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series featuring Sarah Joarosz, Vail http://www.vailbluegrass.com/

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Leadville Race Series: Leadville Trail 100 Run, Leadville http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/

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Glenwood Springs Trail Half Marathon & 10K, Glenwood Springs http://www.glenwoodchamber. com/events/eventdetail. aspx?EventID=4848#sthash.HVSr6Loy. dpuf

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ thursday-night-music/

Routt County Fair, Hayden http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/ annual-events/routt-county-fair

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ tuesday-night-music/

AUGUST 16

Dynamite Days Festival, Idaho Springs http://idahospringschambercommerce. com

21st Annual Alpenglow, Crested Butte http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16579 Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo

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AUGUST 14

Gold Rush Days, Buena Vista http://www.nowthisiscolorado.com/ events

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Enduro – X MTN Bike Race, Steamboat Springs http://enduro-xrace.com/august-16-17enduro-x-series-race-2/

Vail Rocks, Vail Mountain http://www.lovehopestrength.org/ events/past-events/vail-rocks/

High Altitude Flamethrower’s Chili Fest, Winter Park http://www.winterparkresort.com/ events-and-activities/events-calendar. aspx

AUGUST 16 – 19

Telluride Mushroom Festival, Telluride http://www.telluridemushroomfest.org/

AUGUST 15-16

Beer Tasting Train, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

Tiaras & Tutus, Frisco http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/ eventstiaras-tutus/

Pro Rodeo Series, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboatprorodeo.com/

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

Palisade Peach Festival, Palisade http://palisadepeachfest.com/pf/.

AUGUST 15 – 17

Car, Carving & Art Weekend, Gunnison (303) 913-0486 (carving) and (800) 814-8893 (arts/crafts) and visit www. gunnisoncarclub.com.

Yampa Art Stroll, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/ signature-events/all-arts-festival/ yampa-river-art-stroll

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AUGUST 18

21st Annual Alpenglow, Crested Butte The Brothers Comatose, Location: Elk Avenue & 2nd Street. Alpenglow is the Center for the http://www. crestedbuttearts.org

AUGUST 18 - 19

USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Overall Start - Aspen / Snowmass Circuit Race


AUGUST 18 – 24

AUGUST 22 - 24

AUGUST 27

USA Pro Challenge, Throughout our Mountain Towns http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge. com/

Genuine Jazz, Copper Mountain Http://www.coppercolorado.com/ summer/index.html

AUGUST 19

Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo

Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Spring Adventure Park http://www.glenwoodchamber.com/ events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=4981

AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 1 Motherlode Volleyball Classic, Aspen http://motherlodevolleyball.com/

Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series, Gunnison http://ibarranch.com/category/ tuesday-night-music/

Glacier Fest at St. Mary’s Glacier, Idaho Springs (303) 569-3232.

Vail Jazz Festival Labor Day Weekend Party, Vail http://www.vailjazz.org/performances/ vail-jazz-festival.html

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Tuesdays, Vail http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general. asp?id=352

AUGUST 19 – 20

USA Pro Challenge, Stage 2 & Stage 3, Crested Butte, Mt. Crest Butte, Gunnison www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com/ events

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FEAST and Champion Irish Dancers at the Tabor Opera House, Leadville www.taboroperahouse.net

Chalk it Up!, Snowmass http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ chalk/

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series featuring The Travelin McCourys with Bill Nershi, Vail http://www.vailbluegrass.com/

AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 1

AUGUST 29

Do Wop Denny’s Dance Party, Silverthorne http://www.silverthorne.org/index. aspx?page=17&recordid=923

AUGUST 29 - 30

Continental Divide Run, Steamboat Springs http://www.runningseries.com/races/ continentaldivide_trail_run.php

Dinner on the Train – Ribeye Steak & Trout, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

Courage Classic, Copper Mountain http://www.coppercolorado.com/ summer/index.html

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 6, Vail

AUGUST 20 – 24

Epic Singletrack Race #6: King Of The Rockies, Winter Park

JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience http://jazzaspensnowmass.org/

AUGUST 23 -24

Copper Country, Copper Mountain Http://www.coppercolorado.com/ summer/index.html

AUGUST 19 - 21

Breck Bike Week, Breckenridge http://www.gobreck.com/events/ breck-bike-week

AUGUST 20

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com

AUGUST 21

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale http://www.carbondale.com/events

Heritage Festival, Estes Park http://www.evhpf.org/ EPHeritageFestival/index.html • Devil Mountain Ultra 50/50, Pagosa Springs http://www.joingecko.org/info. asp?uid=310

AUGUST 22

AUGUST 22 - 23

Dinner on the Train – Steak & Lobster, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

JAS Labor Day Festival, Snowmass www.jazzaspensnowmass.org

Summit-X Enduro Benefit Race, Steamboat Springs http://enduro-xrace.com/summit-xenduro-benefit-race-aug-24th/

Mountain Town Music Festival, Keystone http://www.keystoneresort.com/ eventdetail/Mountain+Music+Festival. axd?year=2014&month=8&eventview= calendarview

2nd annual Grand Junction Off-Road Event and Concert, Grand Junction http://www.epicrides.com/index. php?contentCat=9

AUGUST 24

AUGUST 21 – 24

Dinner Sunset Ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, Leadville

Four Corners Folk Festival, Pagosa Springs http://www.folkwest.com/#!who_we_ are/c1alk

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

Mountain Summit: Mountain Film in Aspen, Aspen www.wheeleroperahouse.com

AUGUST 29 – 31

AUGUST 26

Rimrock Rodeo, Fruita http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/ rimrock-rodeo

Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Tuesdays, Vail http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general. asp?id=352

AUGUST 27

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass www.snowmassrodeo.com

AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 1

Million Dollar Highway Bike Fest, Ignacio http://fourcornersmotorcyclerally.com/

Telluride Film Festival, Telluride http://www.telluridefilmfestival.org/

Gourmet on Gore, Vail http://www.gourmetongore.com/

Zoppé Circus, Winter Park http://www.visitgrandcounty.com/ events/index.php?eID=350

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SEPTEMBER 9 - 14

Big Mountain Enduro, Crested Butte http://www.bigmountainenduro.com/ schedule

America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament, Various rivers through the Vail Valley

Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show, Estes Park

SEPTEMBER 5

13th Annual Tour De Forks, GunnisonCrested Butte Valley http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page. cfm?pageid=16550 .

Vail Living Well Summit, Vail Valley

AUGUST 30

Dinner Sunset Ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, Leadville

AUGUST 30 - 31

Dinner on the Train – Steak & Lobster, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

Trestle® Gravity Series, Winter Park http://trestlebikepark.com/ Peter Bradley Adams @ the Wright, Ouray http://thewrightoperahouse.org/ Wild West Air Fest & Labor Day Celebration, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/ signature-events/labor-day-weekend/ wild-west-air-fest

AUGUST 31, 2014

Sundays @ 6 Concert, Gunnison www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

Taste of Keystone, Keystone http://www.keystoneresort.com/ eventdetail/Taste+of+Keystone+2014. axd?year=2014&month=8&eventview= calendarview

XTERRA Women’s OFF Road Triathlon, Steamboat Springs http://getfitfamilyracing.com/xterrasnowshoe-series/

10k@10,000 ft, Steamboat Springs http://www.runningseries.com/ races/10k_10000ft.php

Chili Challenge, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/ signature-events/labor-day-weekend/ chuckwagon-chili-challenge

Bull Bash, Steamboat Springs http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/ signature-events/labor-day-weekend/ bull-bash

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SEPTEMBER 3 – 7

Labor Day in Breckenridge, Breckenridge http://www.gobreck.com/events/ community-events/labor-day-weekend

SEPTEMBER 5 - 6

SEPTEMBER 5 - 7 Oktoberfest, Vail

Vail Automotive Classic, Vail

SEPTEMBER 11 - 14

Salida Colorado Bikefest http://salidabikefest.com/

The Rocky Mountain Ferrari Club, Snowmass www.fcarmr.com

SEPTEMBER 12

Flaming Foliage Relay Idaho Springs to Buena Vista over Guanella, Georgia, and Fremont Passes http://www.rltrelays.com/flamingfoliage-relay

SEPTEMBER 12 - 13

SEPTEMBER 6

Beer Tasting Train, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com

Colorado Pork ‘n Hops BBQ Challenge, Grand Junction www.porknhops.com

4th Annual Mac & Cheese Fest, Aspen http://www.aspenrecreation.com/ A51 River Run Rail Series: Backyard BBQ Rail Jam, Keystone http://www.keystoneresort.com/ eventdetail/A51+Backyard+BBQ+Rail+ Session+2013.axd?year=2014&month= 9&eventview=calendarview

Oktoberfest, Keystone http://www.keystoneresort.com/ eventdetail/Oktoberfest.axd?year=201 4&month=9&eventview=calendarview

SEPTEMBER 12 - 14 Oktoberfest, Vail

The Snowmass Balloon Festival, Snowmass www.snowmassballoon.com

Telluride Blues & Brews, Telluride http://www.tellurideblues.com/

20th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest, Breckenridge http://www.gobreck.com/events/ breckenridge-oktoberfest

Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival. Mt. Crested Butte (800) 814-8893 or www.cbbeerfest. com. Whiskey & Wings Festival, Winter Park

SEPTEMBER 6 – 7

Salida Fiber Festival, Salida http://www.salidafiberfestival.org/

SEPTEMBER

Tough Mudder, Snowmass http://toughmudder.com/

SEPTEMBER 1 2nd Annual Steamboat Color Run, Steamboat Springs http://getfitfamilyracing.com/color-funrun-oct-1/

Rocky Mountain High-Est Road Marathon And Half Marathon, Leadville http://www.joingecko.org/info. asp?uid=374

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SEPTEMBER 11 - 13

SEPTEMBER 7

SEPTEMBER 12 – 15

Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Steamboat Springs

SEPTEMBER 13 - 15

60th Anniversary of the Hot Rod Hill Climb, Georgetown http://hotrodhillclimb.com for more information.

Snowmass Wine Festival, Snowmass. http://snowmasswinefestival.com


SEPTEMBER 13 - 15

Mountain Madness Half Marathon, Howelsen http://www.runningseries. com/races/mountain_ madness.php

Ye Olde Flea Market at the Healy House Museum, Leadville

Chris Collins’ Tribute to John Denver, Leadville www.taboroperahouse.net or 719-486-8409.

SEPTEMBER 20

Uncorked Wine Festival, Lake City

Bikes & Brews, Canon City

SEPTEMBER 21

Hike, Wine, Dine, Beaver Creek

SEPTEMBER 23

Tweny by Twenty Telluride, Telluride Galleries

SEPTEMBER 25 - 28

Mountain Harvest Festival, Paonia

Fruita Fall Festival, Fruita

Beer Tasting Train, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com Rendezvous Run for Independence, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark. com/run_for_independence. html

Solshine Music Festival, Winter Park http://www.playwinterpark. com/solshine_festival.html

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 SEPTEMBER 20 Rendezvous Music Festival, Beaver Creek

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Sneffels Fiber Festival, Ridgway

SEPTEMBER 26 OCTOBER 5

Vail/Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, Vail

SEPTEMBER 27

Downtown Grand Junction Car Show

Mountain Cha Cha Chili Festival, Pagosa Springs

SEPTEMBER 20

21st Annual Tour de Vineyards, Palisade

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n June 5th a dry thunderstorm produced a large amount of lightening in the Wolf Creek pass area. As a result of this, two trees were struck on the south side of Wolf Creek within the San Juan National Forest. Because of the location of these trees in rough canyons, they smoldered for almost 10 days. Around June 15th, winds began to increase in the area, which brought flames and a spreading fire to the areas just south of Wolf Creek Ski area, near Treasure Mountain and north of Born Lake. While these fires began to spread, it didn’t appear at the time that they had much room to grow because of rough terrain and continental divide, which is sparsely populated with trees, due to the high elevation. However, Red Flag Warnings produced significant wind gusts over 30mph for multiple days. In addition to S U MME R 2014 | mtntow nm a ga z ine.com

fuel sources, the fire spread into the crowns of trees, and on a fast paced course to the top of the continental divide, towards the town of South Fork. Because of these winds, the fast paced and often erratic behavior of the fire combined with dense fuel sources, South Fork and many neighboring subdivisions and campgrounds were evacuated on June 20th, 2013. While the fire made local and national news stations jump with what seemed to be excitement of the pending loss of a community, fire crews were able to utilize natural fuel breaks, existing trails and roads to slow the fires growth to the west and north with aerial retardant drops and fire lines. South Fork remained a ghost town for a week before citizens and guests were allowed to return, with many thinking, ‘what fire’? However most of the world thought

they were doomed and cancelled their plans to visit. Economically the community was severely injured. With only 5% of the total area encompassing the Forest damaged, and much of that within limited access areas, recreation opportunities still abound. No structures have been lost, and their classic rocky mountain beauty remains. Thanks to all of the firefighters, South Fork is open for business. The fishing is great, ATV and jeep rentals are available, plenty of lodging and camping space, great golfing, many shops from home decorations and lighting to your favorite t-shirts, and restaurants await your order. ​ Folks in the town and Rio Grande Country think you will find they are “Stronger then the Fire”; So please head that way and enjoy your stay with them, they would love to see you.


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