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Powell’s Plummet through Lodore Canyon – The 1869 Expedition

Powell’s Plummet through Lodore Canyon – The 1869 Expedition Powell’s expedition through Lodore Canyon. This is part one of a three-part series re-tracing John Wesley Powell’s 10-month expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers; a series and story that we will tell in a style akin to Powell’s own descriptions of the expedition. Powell’s 1869 […]

Do You Really Need a Guide in Mesa Verde? Here are 3 Reasons You do

Do You Really Need a Guide in Mesa Verde? Here are 3 Reasons You do Do I need a guide in Mesa Verde National Park? Mesa Verde is an undeniably unique National Park. Its 5,000 archaeological sites are world-renowned for their pristine condition and grand construction. And while wandering the park independently is certainly enjoyable, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Below is an idea of what you can expect. With restrictions and best practices changing daily, we will always follow the guidelines put in place by the local health department at the time of your trip. These guidelines can and likely will change as restrictions change […]

Albuquerque Road Trip Itinerary – Hidden Masterpieces

Albuquerque Road Trip Itinerary – Hidden Masterpieces Taking an Albuquerque road trip into Colorado and Northern New Mexico means exploring untouched terrain and original American culture. If you’ve never been to the Southwest, get ready for history, food and art that cultivates your soul, a level of weird that sharpens your curiosity, and landscapes that’ll […]

The Best Things to do in Durango with Young Children

The Best Things to do in Durango with Younger Kids   Planning a visit to Durango with young children? Durango is pretty much one big playground. From the San Juan Mountains to the Animas River, the whole family will look forward to what Durango’s landscape has to offer. Whether you’re an outdoorsy clan or just […]

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