5280 June Issue 2024


5280’s June 2024 Issue is here!

Your Guide to Arches National Park + Colorado bugs + what’s being done to save them + 5280 Summer Sips + MORE!



Rare Architecture
With the densest concentration of natural red-rock arches on Earth, Utah’s 95-year-old Arches National Park is a must-see for anyone who covets uncommon sights—but it’s a particularly easy summertime trip for Coloradans.

A Bugless Life
Coloradans often extol their home’s lack of pests, but the Centennial State depends on native insects to support its eco- systems. Lately, though, resident creepycrawlies have been drop- ping like flies, leaving scientists scrambling to save them.

John Red Cloud served nearly 12 years in prison and thought he’d been a model parolee—that is, until the state of Colorado said he wasn’t. How did a renewable energy entrepreneur from the Lakota Sioux tribe become stuck in a sex offender system that could keep him incarcerated for the rest of his life?