Conservative U

One of the nation's fastest-growing universities is also among its most conservative. How a small Christian school in Lakewood has managed to thrive amid the blue political tide sweeping the West—and why it wants to…

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…

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…

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…

Life After Death

How District Attorney George Brauchler became Colorado’s most visible proponent of capital punishment. View full 5280 magazine story on 5280.com

High + Dry

For decades, Crowley County farmers sold off their water, gallon by gallon. No one could have anticipated what would happen next. View full story on 5280.com