Author
Rich Grant

Rich is the co-author with Irene Rawlings of "100 Things to Do in Denver Before You Die," available at the Tattered Cover and other fine bookstores.

How to Experience Native American Culture in Denver

Long before Denver was founded in 1858, the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River was a gathering place for many Native American tribes, such as the Ute, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Sioux, Blackfoot and Crow. And it still is. Some of the largest American Indian markets in the nation take…

How to Explore the Colorado Trail in Waterton Canyon Near Denver

Many people think that Denver’s prettiest, closest and most accessible bit of mountain scenery is Waterton Canyon. This is the start of the famous Colorado Trail, one of the great long-distance hikes (or mountain bike rides) of the Rocky Mountains. Trail Facts The Colorado Trail runs for 486 miles…

12 Tips for driving up Mount Evans

The drive up the paved road to the summit of Mount Evans is as high as you can go by automobile in North America. From Denver, Mount Evans is closer, higher and cheaper than going to Pikes Peak. The 60-mile trip (one way) from downtown Denver to the…

Spend a Day in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountains make up the third-longest mountain range in the world, running from northern British Columbia to New Mexico. At its center is Rocky Mountain National Park, some 400 square miles of preserved natural beauty with 147 lakes, 360…