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The Mild to Wild Black Friday Shopping Guide 

The Mild to Wild Black Friday Shopping Guide  It’s just about that wonderful time of year again for us to put in, push off, and row like maniacs through 4 righteous days of Black Friday rafting deals!! This year, we’re rinsing 20% off the majority of our trips from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Ya-to-the-hoo-hoo-HOO!!! So […]

13 Outdoor Experience Gifts Perfect for All Adventurers

13 Outdoor Experience Gifts Perfect for All Adventurers It isn’t always easy shopping for the adventurer in our lives— especially if they have all the gear they want, or they’re just plain low maintenance! Luckily, outdoor experience gifts have become a perfect go-to when you’re just not sure what THING to get someone, or, they’d […]

Cataract or Desolation Canyon? Which is the best to raft?

Cataract or Desolation Canyon? Which is the best to raft? It’s a decision we don’t take lightly around here, trying to decide between whether to raft Cataract or Desolation Canyon. Well, that’s a bit of an overstatement actually, getting worked up over playing in the wilderness would be pretty counterintuitive to the whole… playing the wilderness thing, after […]

9 Overnight Rafting Trips in the Southwest that will Change Your Life

9 Overnight Rafting Trips in the Southwest that will Change Your Life If you’ve never taken these overnight rafting trips in the Southwest, or you’ve already indulged in some and are looking for more to explore— huzzah! This is exactly where you need to be. This list boasts some lesser-known overnight rafting trips in the […]

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 […]

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