10th Annual Dillon Challenge
Frisco, CO | August 5

Participate in the highest and most scenic regatta in North America with the Frisco Rowing Center on Sunday, August 5th from 7:00am to 10:00am. This fun filled 5k race starts at the Frisco Bay Marina on the Dillon Reservoir. The race is open to all ability levels and all paddled and rowed craft including rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, SUPs etc.

Feast in the Field
Crested Butte, CO | August 2

Join us for an exceptional evening of true farm-to-table dining. Hors d'oeuvres and a sampling of handcrafted local spirits and beers will kick start the celebration as guests mingle in the open air. Ambassadors from Catena wines, grown and crafted at high altitude in Argentina, will carefully pair each course, and the evening will naturally move toward the fires to enjoy dessert.

Vail Dance Festival
Vail, CO | July 28 – August 11

A brilliant cast of dancers from around the world takes the stage in these signature Festival performances. These two unique gala evenings of innovation and artistic collaboration include debuts and new partnerships by a selection of today’s foremost dancers.

Telluride Jazz Festival
Telluride, CO | August 3-5

Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado has been the site of an annual cultural event combining the finest the US has to offer for pristine natural aesthetics with boundless artistic creativity. The Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most scenic music events in the country.

Piknik Theatre Festival
Steamboat, CO | July 27 - August 12

Bring a picnic basket and a blanket for free outdoor Shakespeare and musical comedy. No charge, donations accepted.

Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival
Keystone, CO | August 4, 5

Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, coveted craft brews and mountain music are just pieces of the pie. Folks gather while 40+ craft breweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys while 14 national and regional bluegrass acts entertain on three different village stages.

Copper Triangle
Copper Mtn, Leadville, Vail | August 4

A spectacular 78-mile loop cresting three mountain passes – Fremont Pass (elevation 11,318’), Tennessee Pass (elevation 10,424’) and Vail Pass (elevation 10,666’). The course passes three ski areas and is littered with historic mining outposts and Camp Hale, the training ground for the famous 10th Mountain Division. The total elevation gain for the course is 5,981 ft. A great day on two wheels.

Mountains Weekly Book Club

The Stranger in the Woods
Peter Park

Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years.

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Pyramid Peak