Walking In Zebulon Pike’s Footsteps

Do the Colorado-based exploits of one of America's most iconic explorers deserve another look? Taking a step back in time by walking 35 miles through the most treacherous moments of Pike's journey across America's new…

Lost and Found

Several long-serving members of NecroSearch, the world’s preeminent group for locating and retrieving missing bodies, are nearing retirement age. What will happen to the Colorado-based volunteer organization once they’re gone? View full 5280 magazine story…

Can This Man Reinvent the 6 O’Clock News?

After a year on the air, 9News’ Next With Kyle Clark is still finding its footing. Will the show—and its ambitious anchor—succeed in changing how we watch our local news? View full 5280 magazine story…

Shadow Mountain

There’s a new boom in Leadville, but for the thousands of Latino immigrants who call the Cloud City home, 2017 has brought new challenges—and fears—to their place high in the Rocky Mountains. View full 5280…

Awake in the Night

Mary Kuanen escaped the violence of Sudan only to live through her husband’s murder in suburban Denver. Half a decade later, the single mother of five is still working to build the better life she…

Post-Script

After years of cutbacks in their newsroom, journalists at Colorado's largest newspaper once wondered how much more they’d have to endure. They’re finding out. View full 5280 magazine story on 5280.com

Lost

Randy Bilyeu thought he’d located Forrest Fenn’s infamous cache of gold and jewels. Then he went missing in New Mexico's high desert. Inside the hunt for Fenn’s riches—and the search for the man who vanished…