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Where to Escape the Crowds in Moab for Spring Break

Where to Escape the Crowds in Moab for Spring Break Moab is a mega spring break destination, and for good reason. March and April temperatures let folks actually enjoy their outdoor activities without the prospect of heat exhaustion, or sunburns that match the sandstone.  Although, one might feel a little short on serenity in Moab […]

6 Reasons to Consider a Multi-Day Rafting Trip to Escape COVID-19

6 Reasons to Consider a Multi-Day Rafting Trip to Escape COVID-19 It’s official! The era of COVID-19 is a bit of a bummer. Yep, no typo there. We miss, SO MUCH, the ability to go out anywhere we want (well, anywhere we were legally allowed to go before COVID). And we miss forming connections and […]

Powell’s Plummet through Lodore Canyon – The 1869 Expedition

Powell’s Plummet through Lodore Canyon – The 1869 Expedition Powell’s expedition through Lodore Canyon. This is part one of a three-part series re-tracing John Wesley Powell’s 10-month expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers; a series and story that we will tell in a style akin to Powell’s own descriptions of the expedition. Powell’s 1869 […]

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, […]

The Magicians Behind a Multi-Day River Trip – Rigging a Raft

The Magicians Behind a Multi-Day River Trip – Rigging a Raft Preparing for a river adventure ain’t what it used to be. Long gone are the days where dinner was dependent on aim, and the most precious item onboard was a barrel of whiskey— which is probably still debatable to some. Nowadays, rigging a raft […]

5 Great New Mountain Biking Trails In Durango

5 Great New Mountain Bike Trails in Durango Durango, Colorado has the reputation of offering extraordinary mountain bike trails. Mountain biking world championships have even pedaled their way through our little town’s signature single track. And, even though Durango has such an extensive list of world-class trails, there’s always room for new high-caliber routes to […]

Rafting a Wild and Scenic River — How it Saves a Piece of Nature

Rafting a Wild and Scenic River — How it Saves a Piece of Nature     “We in this generation must come to terms with nature, and I think we’re challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves.” – Rachel Carson, Silent […]

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 […]

What to Expect for your Rafting Trip during Covid-19

What to Expect for your Rafting Trip during Covid-19 Below is an idea of what you can expect. With restrictions and best practices changing daily, we will always follow the guidelines put in place by the local health department at the time of your trip. These guidelines can and likely will change as restrictions change […]

8 Things to Do Within 3.5 Hours of Salt Lake City

8 Things to Do Within 3.5 Hours of Salt Lake City Discovering the Great Salt Lake in 1847 meant the end of an exhaustive flee from persecution for Latter-Day Saints, and a new ironic problem for the Northern Utes who had long already lived there. Both were nourished by the rare resources of this ancient […]

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