COVER FEATURE: Summer Fun 2016: Colorado’s Big Five

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep can be seen in the foothills and mountains. Desert bighorns like this one are a common sight roaming western Colorado’s canyon country including Colorado National Monument. Courtesy Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau Ever dream of viewing Africa’s Big Five wildlife? Colorado has its own version. And EnCompass is your guide… Read more »

The cowboy gran prix

Cheyenne Frontier Days has been voted “PRCA Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year” 16 times by rodeo cowboys. Every afternoon features bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, rookie saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing and the famous wild horse race. Courtesy of Cheyenne Frontier Days The world turns its… Read more »

Colorado First: Healing waters

Traveler finds relief at the new Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs. Courtesy Iron Mountain Hot Springs The health benefits of soaking in Colorado’s mineral-rich hot springs water can be difficult to prove, but can millions of travelers be wrong?  By Barbra Cohn Originally published: May/June 2016 Editor’s note: For more information on any… Read more »

Online Feature: Women of means

In “Debutantes Dreaming,” Sara Ware Howsam’s young women emerge from a rich tapestry of pattern and gilded paint. © Sara Ware Howsam A star-studded exhibit celebrating women comes to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.  By Edie Adelstein Originally published: May/June 2016 Sara Ware Howsam’s studio overlooks Cheyenne Mountain, framed by tall pines and a… Read more »

yourAAA: Member Benefits News

Originally published: May/June 2016 Retail Store Spotlight: Boulder AAA Colorado’s Boulder store, serving the Boulder County region, is hosting an Open House Event on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., at 1933 28th Street, Suite 200, on the southwest corner of 28th and Walnut St., in the Boulder Plaza. Stop by the event… Read more »

My Colorado Photos

Editors’ note: The Editors chose winning photos from the dozens received by email through Originally published: May/June 2016 Peak your interest Barbara K of Littleton photographed this view of Hallett Peak while taking her first hike through Rocky Mountain National Park. “The views were incredible,” Barbara told EnCompass, “and there were photo opportunities everywhere… Read more »

President’s Message: What you can expect

Linda Cavanagh, AAA Colorado President and CEO. © Evan Semón Originally published: May/June 2016 What can you, as a member of AAA Colorado, expect from me, the club’s new President and Chief Executive Officer? First, like all members, I expect AAA Colorado to provide Five Diamond service, whether I’m stuck on the road with a… Read more »

Safe Roads: Your opinion counts

© auremar/Shutterstock Originally published: May/June 2016 Seniors represent the fastest-growing segment of drivers in the United States, with projections that a quarter of all drivers will be over age 65 by 2025. AAA Colorado is dedicated to keeping seniors driving as long as safely possible. Completing this survey will assist AAA in making Colorado roads… Read more »

Road Review: Western luxury

Edgy styling and a revamped transmission lead the charge in this luxurious reboot of the sales-leading Lexus RX350. © Bryce Crawford Road tripping across Colorado in a couple of SUVs—Lexus RX350 and Acura MDX.  By Bryce Crawford Originally published: May/June 2016 The curves of Colorado demand participation, but one doesn’t always want to push a… Read more »

Insurance FYI: Prevent water damage

Originally published: May/June 2016 Less than an inch of water on your floors can cause significant damage, whether it’s caused by a leaky roof, backed up pipes or rain coming in through windows and doors. “Water damage is one of the most common insurance claims, and often a source of confusion regarding what may or… Read more »