A Truly Western National Park: Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates 100 years of Western history in 2015.

The Itinerary: We’ve got your long weekend all planned out!

The Route: Let us take you on a tour of Colorado’s cowboy country.

The Issues: Editor-in-Chief Bob Welch masterfully tells the story of when Colorado ranchers took on the U.S. military. The article has been recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Magazine Article with a highly coveted Western Heritage Award. 

The Vacation: Well this article lists some of the greatest historical guest ranches in the nation, but at the top of the list is the Bar Lazy J on the Colorado River, operating continuously since 1912.

The Craftsman: Trent Johnson, the owner of Greeley Hat Works and a Rock’n Western Rendezvous exhibitor, elevates artistry and craftsmanship of custom cowboy hats. 

The Old West Getaway: Look no further than Silverton for a historical town with dirt roads, wooden boardwalks, and a narrow gauge steam engine, all in Colorado’s scenic San Juan Mountains.

The Retirement Plan: Always wanted a ranch? The beautiful Maytag Ranch has just what you’re looking for.

Denver’s Best Hotels: The skinny on two of Denver’s classic stays.

The People: At Home With Ryan Wood, former Dallas Cowboys fullback and co-founder of Under Armour, raised on the Front Range and raising beef in Steamboat Springs.

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