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Countless trees fly by under your feet as you soar hundreds of feet above the ground. Suddenly, the forest floor below opens up into a gorge. At Red River Gorge Zipline, riders witness this incredible sight on regular canopy tours set amid the picturesque wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The system's ziplines span more than 4,000 feet above the forest canopy, with the longest reaching about 1,900 feet in length. At the end of the tour, dual racing ziplines send riders charging down from more than 200 feet above the ground, and reaching speeds exceeding 50 mph. All of Red River Gorge Zipline's guests are strapped into harnesses for the duration of their tours, while helmet cams document their adventure.

8505 Park Meadows Center Dr
Lone Tree,
CO
US

For a small business, Riveting Frame & Design’s staff boast an impressive resumé: two members are artists—one of whom has a fine-arts degree—and the team has nearly a half-century of combined experience. Customers can meet with these experts at the store, where they will receive same-day quotes that detail all the possible design options. Working with the team, clients then choose a design from an extensive selection of frames, mouldings, mats, and fillets; with staff using computerized mat cutting to ensure accuracy. Additionally, Riveting outfits delicate artworks or especially successful peach cobblers in conservation framing, and the shop sells original and fine art, mirrors, canvas prints, and giclées.

7600 S Grant St
Littleton,
CO
US

Q&A with Jane Dickinson, Co-owner

Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?

Sharing our knowledge to help newcomers to the world of knitting succeed and enjoy the process. We also like yarn a lot.

How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?

Our employees are experts; we are known for our knowledge of knitting and crocheting. We are also highly experienced teachers who won't waste our customers' time or add to their frustration by fumbling through the learning process.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

When I learned to knit many years ago.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

To many people, knitting looks like a simple pastime for grannies. It can be done at a fairly simple level, but there is a great deal more to it than meets the eye. It is both a fascinating skill and an inspiring creative outlet. And it is very popular among younger women?and more and more men. Who wouldn't want to knit a hat as a gift for a friend?

5654 S Prince St
Littleton,
CO
US

Even if you arrive at Bead It! without an artistic vision, you won’t leave empty-handed. Around the shop, which holds crafting treasures that range from seed beads to semiprecious stones, staff members are stationed to help you select materials and fine-tune jewelry designs. For more in-depth aid, head to one of the varied classes and learn how to stamp metal, sculpt tulip origami earrings from precious-metal clay, or wind decorative wire around a fused-glass pendant. Of course, customers are welcome to forgo any outside input and select their own jewelry components—pewter charms, gold or sterling-silver chains, and Swarovski pearls make it difficult to fail.

9617 E County Line Rd
Centennial,
CO
US

In 1993, the publishers of 5280 canvassed the Denver area with the intention of getting at the heart of what's important to its citizens. With its name honoring Denver's mile-high elevation (5,280 feet)—the name 63,360 inches was already taken—the magazine's editors and writers seek to represent their city with in-depth, honest, and exciting stories about local arts, entertainment, and dining. Each glossy, full-color issue comes loaded with restaurant reviews and profiles of locals making an impact on the region. With recurring stories such as "Top of the Town," "Top Doctors," and the annual restaurant guide, 5280 aims to guide locals and visitors to healthy, enriched lives.

Today, the magazine boasts a distribution of 85,000, making it one of Colorado's top-selling magazines. It was also named one of the five best city magazines in America by the City and Regional Magazine Association.

1515 Wazee St
Denver,
CO
US

Skeins of yarn form a colorful rainbow of shades from square cubbies lining the walls of Lamb Shoppe. Knitters can find all the materials and accessories, such as buttons or needles, necessary to carryout everyday projects or reanimate injured sock monkeys. Lamb Shoppe also provides a handful of classes and events for students to pick up new skills and create cool accessories.

3512 E 12th Ave
Denver,
CO
US