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Southwestern Wildlife Coming Out of Hibernation

Southwestern Wildlife Coming Out of Hibernation Wondering about southwestern wildlife hibernation? Imagine going to bed for the entirety of winter… sounds kind of incredible actually. And it is, because those who manage to do it are both skillfully prepared and genetically superior to rest of us who would immediately starve, drown, or freeze to death […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why is the Yampa River such a Big Deal?

Why is the Yampa River such a Big Deal? We sat down with veteran river guide Scotty Guttman to talk about the Yampa River. Scotty had so many great things to tell us about the Yampa that we decided to turn his interview into an article to share our favorite parts with you.   “The […]

6 Unforgettable Things To Do in The San Juans

6 Unforgettable Things To Do in The San Juans The San Juan Mountains are some of most incredible sights to see and areas to explore. They offer countless outdoor activities that will leave you wanting more and more exploration. The main destinations to access this beautiful high and rugged mountain range are Silverton, Ouray and […]

Getting a Lay of the Land: Distances to All Our Major Trips

Getting a Lay of the Land: Distances to All Our Major Trips With so many adventure trips with locations all over the southwest, it can get a bit tricky visualizing their proximities. Read on to get a better idea of how close our trips are to one another!   Salt River The Salt River is […]

Four Remarkable Shoulder Season Trips Crammed With Adventure

Planning a Durango CO Vacation can be tough because there are so many great adventures. What time of year should you visit Durango? In the travel industry, “shoulder season” refers to the time between the high and low seasons. For Durango the shoulder season occurs two different times each year. Fall and spring are the […]

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