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What to Expect on a Half-Day Mesa Verde Tour – Mystery in the Scenery

What to Expect on a Half-Day Mesa Verde Tour – Mystery in the Scenery Taking a tour through Mesa Verde National Park is considered a staple during any visit to Southwest Colorado. Mesa Verde boasts more than 5,000 ruins, making it the largest archaeological site of ancient Native Americans on the continent. But one can […]

The Magicians Behind a Multi-Day River Trip – Rigging a Raft

The Magicians Behind a Multi-Day River Trip – Rigging a Raft Preparing for a river adventure ain’t what it used to be. Long gone are the days where dinner was dependent on aim, and the most precious item onboard was a barrel of whiskey— which is probably still debatable to some. Nowadays, rigging a raft […]

Real River Runners Write Letters – Herm Hoops and River Conservation

Real River Runners Write Letters – Herm Hoops and River Conservation  This article covers Herm Hoops and his role in river conservation. It is part two of our environmentalism series, find part one here. When we ride a wild river and sink in the salubrious silence of its epic chasm, do we understand this freedom […]

Best Post-Adventure Patios in Durango – Happy Hours and Good Grub

Best Post-Adventure Patios in Durango – Happy Hours and Good Grub There’s nothing like shedding soggy boots, helmets, and PFDs after a day playing in the San Juans. Especially when that’s followed by throwing the glutes in a chair, and filling one hand with alcohol and the other with carbs, all while staying outside. That […]

5 Great New Mountain Biking Trails In Durango

5 Great New Mountain Bike Trails in Durango Durango, Colorado has the reputation of offering extraordinary mountain bike trails. Mountain biking world championships have even pedaled their way through our little town’s signature single track. And, even though Durango has such an extensive list of world-class trails, there’s always room for new high-caliber routes to […]

Rafting a Wild and Scenic River — How it Saves a Piece of Nature

Rafting a Wild and Scenic River — How it Saves a Piece of Nature     “We in this generation must come to terms with nature, and I think we’re challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves.” – Rachel Carson, Silent […]

Taking A Multi-Day Rafting Trip When You’ve Never Camped Before

Taking a Multi-Day Rafting Trip when You’ve Never Camped Before   Every summer, I make sure to embark on some sort of adventure. I realize that when I say “embark” and “adventure”, it might imply that I’m trying to emulate a new-age, female Mark Twain making blood oaths in caves with fellow vagabonds, and roasting […]

Visiting Durango for the Western and Ancestral History Buff

Visiting Durango for the Western and Ancestral History Buff Durango and its surrounding areas offer a wealth of impressive artifacts and antiques. From 600 C.E to the 19th century, Durango kept its rich and rowdy history impressively intact. In a place this big and beautiful, you don’t have to be a connoisseur of archeology or […]

What to Expect for your Rafting Trip during Covid-19

What to Expect for your Rafting Trip during Covid-19 With the Coronavirus pandemic in the Southwestern United States changing the way we go about our lives, the 2020 rafting season will look a bit different. We want to take a moment to run through all our new changes, precautions, and procedures to help give you […]

8 Things to Do Within 3.5 Hours of Salt Lake City

8 Things to Do Within 3.5 Hours of Salt Lake City Discovering the Great Salt Lake in 1847 meant the end of an exhaustive flee from persecution for Latter-Day Saints, and a new ironic problem for the Northern Utes who had long already lived there. Both were nourished by the rare resources of this ancient […]

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