Photos: Ten Great Best of Denver Places to Get Your Workout On -- Inside and Out

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Among the many great things about Colorado are the many recreational opportunities available both inside and outside. Our Best of Denver celebrates ten examples, with picks including traditional gyms, thoroughly nontraditional spots and even spots on the slopes in anticipation of the soon-to-arrive ski season. Check out the photo-illustrated results below, featuring original 2014 Best of Denver text.

See also: Photos: Ten Best Colorado Hikes

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Mile High's Hottest Budtenders and More Best of Denver 2014 Pot Winners

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Who are the Denver area's hottest male and female budtenders? That's just one of the important questions we consider in our latest Best of Denver edition. See the two winners and a slew of other marijuana-related (and sort-of-marijuana-related) tributes below, complete with photos and the original blurbs.

See also: Photos: Ten best places to see the wild beauty of Colorado

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Photos: Ten best places to see the wild beauty of Colorado

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There's no shortage of gorgeous spots in Colorado. But where are the top places to see Colorado's state animal, state bird or even state insect -- and what's the finest Denver mountain park? The scribes who helped assemble Best of Denver's 2014 edition have the answers to those questions and more. Continue for ten great destinations for experiencing the wild beauty of Colorado, featuring links and original Best of Denver text.

See also: Photos: Ten best Colorado hikes

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Photos: Twelve best Denver sports stars, teams and coaches

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This year's Best of Denver celebrates lots of great things about the Mile High City, including the top sports stars, teams and coaches.

Below, we've gathered together a photo-illustrated list of the winners who had us cheering the loudest, complete with the original Best of Denver items and your picks from our annual survey.

Some years, there are a lot of disagreements. But this year, we were often on the same page. Check out all twelve below.

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Photos: Best Hair male Denver TV personalities -- the 2014 top ten
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Yesterday, we shared our list of the top ten Best Hair on female Denver TV personalities countdown, featuring the 2014 Best of Denver champ and the nine other local on-screen talents who missed the big prize by just a hair or two.

Now, it's the guys' turn.

Look below to see the dudes who made our top ten, and keep counting down until you reach the 2014 champion.

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Photos: Best Hair female Denver TV personalities -- the 2014 top ten
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Each year, our Best of Denver awards for Best Hair on a Denver TV personality -- females and males alike -- are among the most heavily contested of any on our annual list.

Now, the top picks are out -- but what about the nine finalists in each category who finished just out of the money?

Ladies first. Continue to see those in the female category who missed by just a hair -- and keep counting down until you reach this year's number one.

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Ten of the toughest Best of Denver categories to win twice, and who took home the prize in 2014

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In February, we shared ten of the toughest Best Of categories to win twice. From the best bartender (Courtney Wilson) to the best burger in Denver (Highland Tap & Burger), the winners were a tableau of Mile High success.

As turns out, only one of those ten winners would come back to pull off a repeat in 2014. Read on to find out our new champions -- and the lucky winner who scored back-to-back victories.

Pick up a copy to read the full write-ups. And as always, you can find the full Best of Denver list on our site.

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Thirty years of the Best of Denver, told by cartoon

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For thirty years, we've been compiling the top things to do, see, eat, visit and more in our annual Best of Denver issue. In that time we've had some pretty unusual categories, running the gamut from the Best Bus Line to Best Obscene Phone Call Reported to Police. To celebrate three decades on the case, cartoonist Noah Van Sciver gathered and illustrated thirty of the most notable awards we've given out throughout the years. Check out his picks below.

Pick up a copy of our 2014 Best of Denver guide (on newsstands today) to find out what's hot in Denver this year.

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Photos: Ten more Best of Denver categories that are tough to win twice -- and the current champs

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Last month, in anticipation of our Best of Denver 2014 issue, coming March 27, we posted about the ten toughest Best of Denver categories to win twice. But that list just scratched the surface when it comes to our annual celebration of the Mile High City.

Below, check out ten more Best of Denver categories that are tough to win twice, spotlighting the 2013 winners in photos and the original award text. And to take part in the 2014 readers poll, click here.

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Photos: Ten toughest Best of Denver categories to win again -- and the current champs

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We're building up to our annual Best of Denver issue, and we need your help. Click to nominate your faves for Best of Denver 2014 in our readers poll.

As you'll see, the poll includes our most popular categories in food, music, nightlife and more. But which are the toughtest to win two years in a row? Continue to see the current champs in our top picks for the top ten, as seen in photos accompanying the original award text. Do you think any of them can repeat? Judge for yourself below.

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