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  1. University Dean's List: 10 Inspiring Students Living the RootsRated Lifestyle

    A roundup of ten university students from across the country who live and breathe the RootsRated lifestyle.

  2. The Best Trail Runs Near Downtown Denver

    For a dose of nature and a great workout, check out these trail runs near downtown Denver. (Take that, Boulder!)

  3. 7 Days in the Land of Enchantment: The Ultimate New Mexico Road Trip

    If you can withstand 26 hours in the car and 1,500 miles racked up on the odometer, get ready for an unforgettable New Mexico road trip.

  4. The Arkansas River: Where the Brown Trout Reigns

    The Arkansas River originates in the Colorado Rockies and carves its way for 150 miles through some of Colorado's finest mountain scenery.

  5. The Best Stretch of the South Platte River: Colorado's Dream Stream

    One of the most unique and highly prized stretches of the South Platte River is the one known to anglers far and wide as the "Dream Stream."

  6. A Trout Fisherman's Dream Come True: The Middle Section of the Blue River

    Though it may require more advanced techniques, the Middle Section of the Blue River has some of the best trout fishing in all of Colorado.

  7. A Backyard River for the Front Range Angler: The South Platte

    Though somewhat less majestic than some sections of the South Platte River, the urban stretch near Denver is home to some surprisingly fantastic carp and trout fishing.

  8. A Conversation with Eric Larsen: Boulder’s Polar Explorer

    RootsRated talks with Boulder local and badass polar explorer Eric Larsen about training, climate change, and his new show on Animal Planet.

  9. Quad Busters: 5 Colorado Cycling Events in 2016 to Put on Your Calendar Now

    From quad-killing climbs to coveted finisher medals, Colorado cycling events in 2016 promise plenty of adventure. Here, 5 not to miss.

  10. Beat the Winter Blues: 6 Perfectly Cozy Cottages, Huts, and Cabins in Colorado

    A warm fire in these cozy cottages, huts, and cabins in Colorado offers a perfect way to end a day of winter adventure. Here, 6 great picks.

  11. Winter Weather Rx: 4 Indoor Ways to Feel Outdoorsy in Colorado

    As much as we love winter adventures, sometimes the weather isn't so much fun. Here, four indoor ways to feel outdoorsy in Colorado.

  12. New Year's in Colorado: 9 Outdoorsy Ways To Ring in 2016

    Still scrambling to plan for New Year's in Denver? Forget the crowded parties in favor of these adventurous options instead.

  13. El Niño in Colorado: Will it Stoke or Strangle the Ski Season?

    Skiers and snowboarders are holding their breath to see what El Nino in Colorado will mean for the season. Here, we get expert intel.

  14. 10 Ways To Snag More Days on the Slopes For Ski Season 2015-2016

    Snow is already falling, which means ski season 2015-2016 is already upon us in Colorado. Here, 10 ways to maximize your time on the slopes.

  15. 7 Insider Tips on Choosing a Seasonal Ski Rental in Colorado

    Going in on a ski rental in Colorado this year? Our 7 insider tips will make the process much smoother sailing (er, skiing).

  16. Climbing the First Flatiron: Tips for Tackling One of Boulder's Most Popular Slabs

    Climbing the First Flatiron is a must-do for any outdoor lover in Boulder. Here, insider tips on checking this iconic slab off the bucket list.

  17. A Tale of Two Colorado Summits: Climbing Longs Peak and Mount Sopris

    Here, all the intel you need for climbing Longs Peak, one of Colorado's most famous mountains, and Mount Sopris, one of the most underrated.

  18. How to Watch the Elk Rut in Colorado

    The elk rut in Colorado is one of nature's greatest shows. Here's how to snag a front row seat at Rocky Mountain National Park this fall.

  19. 4 Must-Visit Rocky Mountain Lakes Near Denver

    Manageable trails, flawless views of snowcapped peaks, and impossibly blue waters are just some of the things you'll find at these Rocky Mountain Lakes.

  20. Fall Foliage in Colorado: 5 Colorful Adventures Near Boulder and Denver

    There's a quick window to enjoy fall foliage in Colorado. Here's how to do it via bike, foot, or car within an easy drive of Boulder/Denver.

  21. 4 Great (and Unexpected) Places to SUP Around Boulder

    From off-the-beaten-path reservoirs to alpine lakes, here are 4 great places to SUP around Boulder before summer's over. Grab your paddle.

  22. Lighten Up Your Load: Llama Trekking in Colorado

    For a quirky, off-the-beaten-path adventure, llama trekking in Colorado is an excellent choice. Here, what you need to know.

  23. Q&A With Luis Benitez: The New Go-To Guy for Colorado's Outdoor Industry

    The recently appointed director of Colorado's new Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry, Luis Benitez, speaks about his vision.

  24. Summer Hiking in Colorado: 5 Hikes to Beat the Heat

    When the mercury rises, summer hiking in Colorado can be more torture than adventure. Here, 5 hikes to beat the heat.

  25. An Ode to Boulder Creek

    Boulder is a dry, hot place, and its namesake creek is more than just a creek. It is a vein of life delivered from the mountains.

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