Category: San Juan Mountains

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 […]

Top 13 Tours You Definitely Need to Check Out in Durango, Colorado

Top 13 Tours You Definitely Need to Check Out in Durango, Colorado Headed to the most fun mountain town in Colorado? Well played, and hopefully well planned! Durango has so much to do that it’s kind of outrageous, but in a good way though. This list is intended to help you organize the perfect getaway […]

Top Reasons Why You Need To Take A Jeep Tour In Southwest Colorado

Top Reasons Why You Need To Take A Jeep Tour In Southwest Colorado If you’re planning a visit to Southwest Colorado, we hope you’ve put it somewhere on your itinerary to get high… by exploring the mountains either yourself or via Jeep Tour, of course. Millions of visitors flow through Colorado each year, but many […]

5 Organizations Every River and Wilderness Lover Should Know About

5 Organizations Every River and Wilderness Lover Should Know About It’s Earth Day! WHOOP WHOOP! We hope you’ve turned off those lights, found a moment to free your eyes from the hypnosis of your screen, and scurried outside like a happy little squirrel. In honor of its 51st anniversary, we wanted to share some incredible […]

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 […]

Rafting Season Forecast for 2021

Rafting Season Forecast for 2021 Spring is in there air, and we all know what that means — Time to roll out the rafts! While the Southwest’s version of spring usually features a combo of more blankets of snow mixed with summer stints, we know there’s plenty of mountain-melt coming our way. Check out this […]

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 […]

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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