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A Perfect Weekend in Silverton, Colorado — Summer/Fall Edition

A Perfect Weekend in Silverton, Colorado — Summer/Fall Edition Cookin’ up some hot plans for a weekend in Silverton? Buckle up kid, it’s going to be an adventure. One where you don’t necessarily have to be a backcountry baddie or a mountain slaying peak-comber to partake in the grandeur of the San Juans.  Just so […]

The Rare Species in Mesa Verde National Park

The Rare Species in Mesa Verde National Park If you thought that the only rarity in Mesa Verde was its impressive cliff dwellings, this one’s going to knock you for a Mesa Top loop! There is a surprising number of rare species in Mesa Verde, from seldom-seen butterflies to flowers that exist nowhere else on […]

What to Expect on a Premium Mesa Verde Cliff Palace Tour 

What to Expect on a Premium Mesa Verde Cliff Palace Tour  After a long wait of moseying around the construction projects in Mesa Verde, the Cliff Palace tour is finally available for exploration! WOOHOO!!!! Cliff Palace is the most significant cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, both for its impressive size and incredible design. […]

How to Kayak, SUP or Tube the Lower Animas like a Champ

How to Kayak, SUP, or Tube the Lower Animas like a Champ — Low Water Edition   When low water season falls upon the Animas River in Durango, we all know what time it is… TUBING TIME! Or KAYAK, or SUP time if you’re not a donut lover! Low water on the Animas River is […]

3 Ways to Explore the Animas River Valley besides the Durango Train 

3 Ways to Explore the Animas River Valley besides the Durango Train  With fire season upon us in Southwest Colorado, the Durango Train can face unexpected closures on occasion. When this happens, would-be passengers are left to whip up a new agenda for the day— And we’ve got some solid suggestions! That is, as long […]

Why Are Cataract Canyon’s Rapids So Big?

Why Are Cataract Canyon’s Rapids So Big? “On starting, we come at once too difficult rapids and falls, that, in many places, is more abrupt than in any of the canons through which we have passed, and we decide to name this Cataract Canon.” — John Welsey Powell, July 23rd 1869, During the first organized […]

Why You Should Do Moab and Telluride in the Same Trip

3 Reasons Why You Should Do Moab and Telluride in the Same Trip Trying to decide between a trip to the desert or the mountains? Why not just do both! The sculpted sandstone of Moab, Utah and craggy mountains of Telluride, Colorado reside in one of the most unique wilderness areas on the continent. And! […]

Do You Need Colorado Guide School to Become a River Guide?

Do You Need Colorado Guide School to Become a River Guide? So, you wanna be a river guide? But perhaps you’re not so sure if Colorado Guide School is necessary to do it. There’s a few questions to ask yourself before diving into the details below about what’s involved with guide school, which are… Are […]

Rafting Season Forecast for 2022

Rafting Season Forecast for 2022 Calling all river fanatics! Grab the pumps and paddles and dust off those PFDs, because the Rafting Season Forecast for 2022 is here! This winter certainly kept us on our toes, and with the final weeks of significant snowfall behind us, we’ve got the full scoop on what to expect […]

Arches Timed Entry System – Tips and Alternatives

Arches Timed Entry System – Tips and Alternatives  Due to the hefty growth of visitors Moab has started seeing in recent years, Arches National Park has adopted a timed entry reservation system for the 2022 tourist season. Since this particular Park isn’t built to handle the millions of folks flooding through it in such a […]

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