Category: Telluride

The Mild to Wild Black Friday Shopping Guide 

The Mild to Wild Black Friday Shopping Guide  It’s just about that wonderful time of year again for us to put in, push off, and row like maniacs through 4 righteous days of Black Friday rafting deals!! This year, we’re rinsing 20% off the majority of our trips from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Ya-to-the-hoo-hoo-HOO!!! So […]

9 Overnight Rafting Trips in the Southwest that will Change Your Life

9 Overnight Rafting Trips in the Southwest that will Change Your Life If you’ve never taken these overnight rafting trips in the Southwest, or you’ve already indulged in some and are looking for more to explore— huzzah! This is exactly where you need to be. This list boasts some lesser-known overnight rafting trips in the […]

3 Ways to Explore the Animas River Valley besides the Durango Train 

3 Ways to Explore the Animas River Valley besides the Durango Train  With fire season upon us in Southwest Colorado, the Durango Train can face unexpected closures on occasion. When this happens, would-be passengers are left to whip up a new agenda for the day— And we’ve got some solid suggestions! That is, as long […]

Do You Need Colorado Guide School to Become a River Guide?

Do You Need Colorado Guide School to Become a River Guide? So, you wanna be a river guide? But perhaps you’re not so sure if Colorado Guide School is necessary to do it. There’s a few questions to ask yourself before diving into the details below about what’s involved with guide school, which are… Are […]

Making History on the San Miguel River — From A Guide Who Lived It

Making History on the San Miguel River — From A Guide Who Lived It Elena Donharl is Mild to Wild’s HR and Operations Manager— she also turns back into a Lower Animas or San Miguel river guide on occasion when the swell of the rafting season comes crashing through Southwest Colorado.  Elena started rowing on […]

12 Totally Unique Outdoorsy Gift Ideas for 2021

12 Totally Unique Outdoorsy Gift Ideas for 2021 When it comes to nature lovers, finding them a unique outdoorsy gift can prove to be more difficult than you’d expect. There’s always going to be cable-knit beanies, the obligatory coffee mug, and probably gear that they already have— but to get something that’s unexpected AND in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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