Erika Simms of Colorado Culture Magazine Hiking Boulder Colorado

ERIKA SIMMS

EDITOR & WRITER

Erika Simms was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Her parents, both outdoor adventurers, fostered her love for nature from a young age. Defining memories from growing up in Alaska include climbing in the Chugach Mountains, camping in bear country, and meeting Smokey the Bear at Portage Glacier. After a stopover in Washington, Erika moved to Colorado in 2010 and fell in love with the state. Thirteen years later, she created Colorado Culture Magazine. When Erika isn’t writing stories about colorful Colorado, she can be found on the hiking trails, ski slopes, and gravel roads.
Ripe Palisade Peaches in Palisade, Colorado
Exploring The Roots Of Colorado's Culture Capitals
From the Peach Capital of Colorado to the Celery Capital of the World, Colorado towns have earned unique nicknames over the years. Many have fascinating roots.
Postcard featuring a Colorado jackalope in the wild
Jackalopes Escape Denver Zoo With Human Getaway Driver
A pair of jackalopes disappeared from their enclosure at a Denver area zoo. Officials believe a human accomplice served as their getaway driver.
Pea Green Store in Pea Green Corner, Colorado
Pea Green Corner Was Named After A Bucket Of Green Paint
Welcome to Pea Green Corner, a sleepy agricultural community in southwestern Colorado named after a bucket of government-issued green paint.
Watercolor painting of the haunted John B. Hindry House in Denver, Colorado (1940)
Ghost Stories From Haunted Places Across Colorado (Part 2)
From the highest peaks of Colorado to the lowest elevations, tales of haunted places abound. In the second part of a two-part series, we're sharing our favorite ghost stories from across the state.
Gated entrance to haunted Redstone Castle in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Ghost Stories From Haunted Places Across Colorado (Part 1)
From the highest peaks of Colorado to the lowest elevations, tales of haunted places abound. In the first part of a two-part series, we're sharing our favorite ghost stories from across the state.
Halloween skeletons accused of indecent exposure in Boulder, Colorado
Halloween Skeletons Accused Of Indecent Exposure
Claiming a homeowner’s decorative Halloween skeletons violated Boulder's indecent exposure laws, local teens seek to have the decorations taken down.