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A Brief History of Colorado Through Time

Watch on YouTube A highly visual, in-depth review of the state's incredible geologic evolution. Runtime: 25 min.

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The Extermination of the American Bison

A LibriVox recording of a classic book — published in 1887 by the first director of the New York Zoological Park, a pioneer of the wildlife conserva...

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Music of the American Indians of the Southwest

The music of the American Indians of the Southwest is one of the most versatile art forms in America. These Smithsonian Folkways recordings by Willard...

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Devil's Rope

In the mid 1800s, massive herds of buffalo wandered the plains. Cowboys shepherded cattle across long stretches of no man's land. It was truly the wil...

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Chasing Rivers: The Colorado

Pete McBride hiked and flew over the length of the Colorado River — from Colorado, Utah (incl. the Grand Canyon), Nevada (incl. Lake Mead, Hoover Dam) — photographing and filming an unprecedented conservation success, the mighty river's triumphant, albeit temporary, return to the sea at the Sea of Cortes. Runtime: 24 min.

Get To Know Colorado

Meet the woman behind Colorado’s highest trails

on hcn.org How trail designer Loretta McEllhiney protects mountains from people. By Sarah Gilman.

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Where the water goes

The Colorado river supplies water to more than thirty-six million people in seven Western states, including residents of Denver, Boulder, Salt Lake C...

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Biking the Open Road in Colorado

The newly opened Grand Junction-Moab trail, a 155-mile route linked by a network of backcountry huts, offers bikers a chance to experience the granit...

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