The Colorado mountain man is a dying breed. Yes, there are more hikers, climbers, and skiers than ever. But we mean real, old-school mountain men. The guys with big beards and tanned deer hides and unconventional steeds.
In a world overrun by ultralight toothbrushes and compression underpants, Colorado’s mountain men keep as secret as Sasquatch. Until July 26-27, that is, when they will gather in Southern Colorado to practice the state’s oldest sport at the 66th annual Fairplay Burro Days.