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.
Bananas with funny faces
Banana Meat Advocacy Group Sways Colorado Lawmakers
Great news, bananatarians! Banana-based meats will soon be available on menus across Colorado, thanks to legislation championed by local banana meat advocacy group.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
June In Colorado History
Official flag of Colorado is adopted, Crystal City is incorporated, Golden votes to save historic Astor House, and Silverton residents hear first train whistle from Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
La Esmeralda at Boulder farmers market in Boulder Colorado
Colorado Salsa Makers Are Bringing The Heat
This May, in honor of National Salsa Month, we meet several small-batch salsa makers, who regularly appear at farmers markets and festivals across Colorado.
Victorian trade card for Lutteds cough drops
How Victorian Advertisers Capitalized On Snowshoeing
In the late 19th century, snowshoeing was catching on in America as a new winter sport for outdoor enthusiasts. Victorian advertisers for products ranging from tobacco to soap sought to capitalize on the trend.
"Lucky Duck" from Estes Park Duck Race in Colorado
Estes Park Unleashes Tidal Wave Of Rubber Ducks To Benefit Local Charities
On May 6th, 2023, the Rotary Club of Estes Park will float thousands of rubber duckies down the Fall River in a “race” held to raise money for local charities.