Once a miner's outpost with cowboy riffraff, today this Western metropolis is basecamp for bluegrass lovers, outdoor entrepreneurs and travelers seeking a Rocky Mountain high.
"Out here, no one cares who your grandparents were. There is a tremendous sense of liberation in that."
LOCAL STORIES, TRAVEL INTEL AND MODERN LORE, INCLUDING:
Our curated picks for coffee, bars, cafes and shops
Interviews with a wilderness photographer, dispensary owner, ski builder, the governor and more
An illustrated maps of craft breweries,
A short history of notable John Elway comebacks,
The best ski runs in Colorado
A timeline of the beer industry
Personal essays by Pam Houston, Patricia Calhoun and J.R. Moehringer
JUST GOT BACK FROM A DENVER TRIP AND USED THE WILDSAM GUIDE. IT WAS GREAT. AWESOME RECOMMENDATIONS.
- MIKEY T
A native Coloradan, Patterson co-founded the Denver-based indie-folk ensemble Paper Bird. She has since debuted three solo albums to the adulation of fans and critics. Wildsam interviewed the songwriter for the Denver field guide.
ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR
Vogl’s pen-and-ink designs can be found on Colorado craft beer cans and concert posters for bands touring through Denver, as well as alongside global brand such as Target and HP. He operates under the studio name of The Bungaloo.
STORIES - DENVER