Red Rocks Amphitheatre. © Mindy Sink.

Summer in Denver: Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

No longer just a place for business travelers or folks passing through en route to the nearby Rocky Mountains, Denver offers tourists a one-of-a-kind experience with all things local. Denver resident Mindy Sink shares the best places to shop, eat, and play in Denver this summer.

A narrow hiking path lined with wildflowers above a deep aqua blue lake.

Hiking Essentials for Glacier National Park

Hiking in Glacier demands preparedness. Unpredictable fast-changing weather can mutate a warm summer day into wintry conditions in hours. Outdoors expert Becky Lomax tells you what to bring when hitting the trails in Glacier National Park.

At the edge of a stream, a woman casts a line into the water.

Fishing in Glacier National Park

With 27,023 acres of lakes, 563 streams, and 22 species of fish, Glacier is a place where no angler should sit with a slack line. Only a scant 10 percent of park visitors fish, so those who do typically enjoy calm vistas and a few native trout. Here are a few tips to successfully conquer Glacier’s waters.

A trio of bighorn sheep on a grassy slope with dramatic snow covered mountains behind them.

Wildlife Watching in Glacier: Tips and Hot Spots

With 60 mammal species and more than 260 species of birds, wildlife watchers keep busy in Glacier. Here are the best spots to see everything from grizzly bears to mountain goats, as well as advice to make sure you get the best views and photographs while always staying safe.

Ice and snow cluster around exposed striated rock.

Get Up Close and Personal with Glaciers

Sadly, Glacier National Park’s namesake glaciers are expected to melt away completely within the next 8-18 years. Check out these six must-see glaciers up close while you still can.

Mountain goats graze in a lush green valley with dramatic mountain range rising up in the background.

Glacier National Park: The Crown of the Continent

Glacier National Park is the undisputed “Crown of the Continent.” Its glaciers acsend steep arêtes where mountain goats walk like acrobats. Acres of lush green parkland plunge down jagged red pinnacles, exposing some of the world’s oldest stones. Waterfalls roar, ice cracks, and rockfall echoes in scenery still under the paintbrush of change.