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Family Fun on the River: Why Rafting is the Perfect Durango Activity

Introduction to Durango, Colorado Welcome to Durango, Colorado—a true adventure-seeker’s paradise! Nestled in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Durango offers a plethora of outdoor activities that cater to thrill-seekers, nature lovers, and families alike. From hiking and mountain biking to skiing and fishing, Durango has it all. But one activity stands out as […]

Telluride History — A Canyon of Constant Transformation

Telluride History — A Canyon of Constant Transformation Telluride’s past is much like its mountains. There was unbelievable beauty and balance, juxtaposed by the harsh bite of change, not unlike an unwelcome and commonly early winter. But as we all know change is inevitable in the alpine, especially when people get involved. It is an […]

4 Riveting Facts You Didn’t Know about Pagosa Springs

4 Riveting Facts You Didn’t Know about Pagosa Springs Looking for a little more fun know-how with a side of cold hard facts about Pagosa Springs? Beyond the well-known yet undeniably-fascinating tidbit that it’s home to the world’s deepest geothermal pool, aka the Pagosa hot spring. And if you didn’t already know that, there’s your […]

3 Reasons to Ride the Durango Train One Way

3 Reasons to Ride the Durango Train One Way If you’re on the fence about whether to ride the Durango Silverton train one-way, or do the whole kit and caboodle through the astounding wilderness of the Animas River Canyon, you’ve chugged yourself over to the right place! It’s no secret that the Durango train is […]

Durango for Memorial Day Weekend – Your 2024 Guide

Durango for Memorial Day Weekend – Your 2024 Guide for Things to Do Headed to Durango for Memorial Day Weekend? You’re not alone! With plenty of great events rolling around town, and good times to be had in the mountains, on the water, and the trails in between— it’s just too easy to have too […]

Durango to Telluride in a Day – For San Miguel Rafters

Durango to Telluride in a Day – For San Miguel Rafters  For Durango visitors who want to check out Telluride for the day (and partake in the righteous rafting supplied by the San Miguel River nearby) here’s a few how-to’s for enjoying the journey.  How far is Telluride from Durango?  Driving to Telluride from Durango […]

Rafting Season Forecast for 2024

Mild to Wild’s Rafting Season Forecast for 2024 You better air out those Chacos and shake the dry bags out of that crusty hibernation hole, because it’s time for the Rafting Season Forecast of 2024!  In snowy sum, this year’s swell through the Colorado Plateau looks like it’s going to ripple and flow right down […]

Renaming the Rivers of Southwest Colorado — The Juan Rivera 1765 Expedition

Renaming the Rivers of Southwest Colorado — The Juan Rivera 1765 Expedition The majority of the information in this article about the naming (and renaming) of Southwest Colorado rivers on the Juan Rivera expedition, including Rivera’s journal excerpts, has been sourced from the incredible and comprehensive work of Steven G. Baker and Rick Hendrick’s Juan […]

Each Rafting Section of the Colorado River Explained

Each Rafting Section of the Colorado River Explained “If you really love something, you want to see all of it, not just the most beautiful parts of it.” – Mike and Jenny Fiebig, River Advocates who spent five months paddling the entirety of the Colorado River Like any river, the Colorado begins with a small […]

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