Outdoors

Summit County's Most Inspirational Summer Cycling

An insider's guide to the best singletrack trails, bike parks, and road rides of Summit's brief-but-glorious summer cycling season.

06/25/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Person of Interest

A Local Cycling Guru’s Guide to Finding Paradise on Two Wheels

Leland Turner's living a two-wheeled dream: six months in Breck and six months in Maui, interspersed with boat-based road bike tours in Croatia, Vietnam, and Tahiti.

06/25/2018 By Devon O'Neil

Panorama

A New and Improved Trail Network Takes Root in Frisco

Frisco plans a major upgrade for one of the county’s least-developed, and most-anticipated, networks of summer trails.

06/25/2018 By Devon O'Neil

Panorama

Looking Back at the Wildfire That Threatened Breck Last Year

Burning question: What, if anything, was learned from last summer’s near disaster?

06/25/2018 By Devon O'Neil

Altitude Adjustment

From Ski Mountaineering to Law Enforcement

Just shy of 40, big-line skier Mike Schilling made his riskiest move: trading a high-paying desk job for a badge and gun.

12/07/2017 By Devon O'Neil

Made Map

The Man Behind the Map

Meet the New York-based cartographer who charts your favorite A-Basin runs.

12/07/2017 By Devon O'Neil

Swan River Song

Resurrecting the Swan River Valley's Signature Waterway

More than a century after dredge boats ripped the bottom, and life, out of Breck's most pristine waterway, the county rights an egregious environmental wrong.

07/01/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors Feature

Cat Call

When a resort’s tracked grooming machine serves as your ski lift, making tracks becomes an adventure.

12/21/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Fitness

62 Degrees of Preparation

Billed as the “world’s highest triathlon,” Dillon’s buzzy new endurance race includes a swimming leg that also may be the coldest.

06/29/2016 By Devon O'Neil

BBQ Season

Cowboy Up

A roundup of the county’s best Western-themed BBQ to-dos

06/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Essay

Spring Summer Fall

In a place defined by winter, three alter-seasons are crammed into one.

06/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Essay

Champagne Snow

Carving turns on the Fourth of July creates its own fireworks—and necessitates a toast.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

CYCLING

Trail of Gears

Ten hours of backbreaking toil a day under the blazing sun might sound like a prison sentence, but for the Town of Breckenridge's hard-pedaling crew of singletrack tenders, it's a dream job.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Desirables

Gear Hound

Our favorite canine, Koko, followed her nose far from home and used her fashion sense to sniff out every outdoor accessory your four-legged friend might need to navigate Summit’s high-alpine trails in the heat of summer.

06/01/2015

Play Hard

3 Magical Days for Adventurers

If your idea of alpine bliss includes bacon Bloody Marys, we've got a 72-hour itinerary for you.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Covet

Back Country Gear Guide

The latest in everything AT, for him and for her.

01/01/2015

Explore

3 Magical Days for Families

If your idea of alpine bliss includes mushing with the kids, we've got a 72-hour itinerary for you.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Love

3 Magical Days for Couples

If your idea of alpine bliss includes getting mushy with your sweetie, we've got a 72-hour itinerary for you.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Visit

3 Magical Days

72 hours of Summit County bliss, served three ways.

01/01/2015