Erika Simms of Colorado Culture Magazine Hiking Boulder Colorado



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.
1950s postcard of the Mile High City
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Albacore tuna wrapped in rope
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Weather Vane
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1950s Postcard of The Tepees in Golden, Colorado
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