Category: Colorado

The Fall Photography Road Trip That Reigns Supreme for Southwest Foliage

The Fall Photography Road Trip That Reigns Supreme for Southwest Foliage Well well well, look what the changing seasons of the Southwest dragged in— A bunch of camera-ready trees just quaking for their autumn glamour shots, and we’re happy to oblige. Some of the most scenic travel destinations in the Southwest completely transform when the colors […]

7 Glowing Trails You Should Hike ASAP During Fall in Durango

7 Glowing Trails You Should Hike ASAP During Fall in Durango Looking for some trails to get your fall festivities on near Durango? Good on ya! This area is a leaf peeper’s paradise by late September to mid-October. If you catch the aspens of the San Juan Mountains in their prime, you’re in for some […]

3 Awesome Historic Detours off the Million Dollar Highway

3 Awesome Historic Detours off the Million Dollar Highway   The Million Dollar Highway is a historical site in and of itself, but its many detours along the cliff-hanging route add so much more context to its initial creation in the 19th century.  When you drive U.S. 550, you’re cruising on over a century’s worth […]

What the Cliff Dwellings of Mesa Verde Tell Us about the Ancient Ones

What the Cliff Dwellings of Mesa Verde Tell Us about the Ancient Ones In the divide between desert and alpine through glowing valleys of juniper, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park stand much like they did over 600 years ago.  The ancient high-rise city easily beckons our imagination. In the T-shaped doorways of […]

The Explosive Geology of the San Juan Mountains — A Past of Big Peaks

The Explosive Geology of the San Juan Mountains — A Past of Big Peaks Southwest Colorado is remarkably special for a number of reasons, a large one being the spectacular geology of the San Juan Mountains. This 150-mile stretch of the Rocky Mountains has continuously imposed plenty of questions since scientists first started studying them […]

Fun Games to Play with Kids while You’re Rafting on a Multi-Day Trip

Fun Games to Play with Kids while You’re Rafting on a Multi-Day Trip Have you ever wondered what kind of games you can play with kids while you’re rafting? Sure there’s plenty of games to play once you’re off the river in camp, but what about while you’re in the boat? When you’re on the […]

5 Amazing Off Roading Trails in Southwest Colorado to See Wildflowers

5 Amazing Off Roading Trails in Southwest Colorado to See Wildflowers If you’re looking for off roading trails in Southwest Colorado to see wildflowers, rev up and get ready for roads that bloom like nobody’s business. Every trail on this list offers incredible views, waterfalls, wildlife, century-old mining remnants, and fun drives for your beloved […]

What You’ll Learn About Yourself When You Take A Multi-Day Rafting Trip

What You’ll Learn About Yourself When You Take A Multi-Day Rafting Trip What does it mean to learn something about yourself on a wilderness trip? What does it look and feel like to have those moments of enlightenment when abound on the trails in towering mountains, or along a mighty river on a multi-day rafting […]

The Best Camping Recipes You Need On Hand Whether You’re Rafting or Not

The Best Camping Recipes You Need On Hand Whether You’re Rafting or Not As river running connoisseurs, we are without a doubt tremendously serious about our camping recipes. And as professional outdoor dwellers, we feel it is our duty to share our food smarts with the rest of the wilderness-lovin’ community. Sometimes meals need to […]

How the Silver Boom Made Southwest Colorado & Its Wild Mining Towns

How the Silver Boom made Southwest Colorado & Its Wild Mining Towns Before the mid 1800s, Colorado mining towns were nonexistent. The untapped land was merely an open, unclaimed swath of pristine peaks rising between wild western territories. White settlers certainly made their way through these rugged mountains on the way to kinder terrain, but […]

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