Outdoor Recreation

Mountain Archery Festival
Jul06

Mountain Archery Festival

Join us for the inaugural Mountain Archery Festival at Purgatory Resort! Date: July 12, 2019 to July 14, 2019 Where: Purgatory Resort We have been wanting to bring an archery festival to Durango for a long time and it is finally happening. Details & Registration! The festival will include various courses and competition formats over three days, including: Pope & Young course Train To Hunt course Kirsch course Kryptek course...

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Motorbike Safety Tips Ahead Of The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
Jul02

Motorbike Safety Tips Ahead Of The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally

The streets of Durango come alive over Labor Day weekend, as motorcycles from all over the country rally together for a trip along the Million Dollar Highway. The event kicks off at the Harley Davidson Durango shop, and live entertainment and great food naturally accompany the event. Every day of the weekend has something special, such as the Silverton Poker Chip Run, the Hot Bike Chopper Show, and a Hooligan Dirt Dash. While event...

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Purgatory Summer Fun
Jun28

Purgatory Summer Fun

Purgatory Resort is well known in Durango for its plethora of winter activities, but did you know there’s a full set of activities for summer fun, as well? It’s a place you can stop for a little while, the full day, or longer! The Alpine Slide is a longtime favorite—visitors can ride the chairlift to the top and take in the beautiful Colorado views, then slide down the track at your preferred speed.  If the slide doesn’t appeal, the...

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High Water Offers Rare Experiences
Jun21

High Water Offers Rare Experiences

High water on the Animas River has created the best rafting season in more than 10 years, and it’s opened parts of the river south of Durango that’s rarely passable.

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Big adventure in Durango – the ANIMAS RIVER is running high
Jun14

Big adventure in Durango – the ANIMAS RIVER is running high

Snow is melting in the high country and the Animas River is raging right through Durango. River rafting is in full swing. Conditions are changing daily, so call ahead to reserve your adventure. Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours  724 Main Avenue (970) 259-0289 Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours  50 Animas View Drive (970) 247-4789 Mountain Waters Rafting  303 W College Drive (800) 585-8243 Outlaw Tours & Rafting  555...

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Animas River Days
May31

Animas River Days

Saturday, June 1, Durango welcomes Animas River Days—a celebration of our beautiful Animas River and the life it brings to our community. The weekend is filled with fun river sports and events, for both participants and spectators. Santa Rita Park will offer food and activities, as well as a Ska Beer and Vodka Garden from noon through the rest of the day. Some of the events include: Kayak and Canoe Slalom, Downriver SUP Race, Raft...

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Creature Comforts Mutt n’ Strut Festival & 5K For Dogs
May24

Creature Comforts Mutt n’ Strut Festival & 5K For Dogs

Date: June 22, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Location: Base area – Purgatory Resort It’s Durango’s dog-friendliest event of the year! Come enjoy a day on the mountain with your best friend.  We have a morning full of activities that you and your dog will love. Register Now! All of the following are included in your entry fee: 5k race:  Your dog will love this 5k run along some of the most beautiful single-track trails...

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Iron Horse – 2019
May19

Iron Horse – 2019

Memorial Day weekend is upon us! It’s the unofficial kickoff to Durango’s summer season, and also the weekend locals welcome the 47th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It’s a weekend filled with tradition, challenges, and lots of events for all ages.

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Putting Safety First in River Rafting
May17

Putting Safety First in River Rafting

We talk to a local rafting company about its safety training to prepare for this summer’s rafting season. Most important message: wear your personal flotation device!!!

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Work Begins on North ART Extension
May17

Work Begins on North ART Extension

The long-awaited north extension of the Animas River Trail from Animas City Park to the Oxbow Preserve is expected to cost more than $6 million. Find out when it’s expected to be finished.

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Durango area GOLF COURSES tee up for the summer
May10

Durango area GOLF COURSES tee up for the summer

Rocky Mountain golfing in the high country around Durango, Colorado: Hillcrest Golf Club (public course) – right in Durango adjacent to Fort Lewis College campus – open for 2019 season  http://www.golfhillcrest.com/ Dalton Ranch Golf Club (semi-private open to public) – open for 2019 season  https://www.daltonranch.com/ Glacier Club’s Valley Course(members only) opens May 10th (weather...

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Winter Snows Expected to Fill Area Reservoirs
Apr11

Winter Snows Expected to Fill Area Reservoirs

With snow/water content in the mountains measuring at 150 to 200 percent of median this spring, area water managers say spring run-off is expected to fill all area reservoirs, and the drought is over.

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Lake Nighthorse – READY for Summer
Apr11

Lake Nighthorse – READY for Summer

Lake Nighthorse, only 3.5 miles from downtown Durango, was stocked with 150,000 fingerling Kokanee Salmon last week. It is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the month of April. Beginning May 1st, the lake will be open 7 days a week. Lake Nighthorse is a fee area. Season and 5-punch passes are now available for purchase at the Durango Community Recreation Center, located at 2700 Main Avenue. Season, 5-punch and day use...

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Mama Z’s Essential Oil Bug Repellent
Apr08

Mama Z’s Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Since we have had a wetter winter and may have good rains this spring, mosquitoes could be a problem… Below is a natural solution to keep mosquitoes away! There are many oils that work, and even ready-made blends you can purchase, but we’ve found this DIY blend works well, and mixed with skin-friendly jojoba oil it not only smells good, it’ll leave your skin feeling great too! If you’re worried about toxins and chemicals found...

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Ospreys return to Lake Capote
Apr08

Ospreys return to Lake Capote

“Suuwhsiagyetu (Strong Wings, male) and Suupu’ighyetu (Powerful Eyes, female) are back! The Southern Ute Wildlife Division is pleased to announce the return of a pair of ospreys to our nest at Lake Capote. The birds have been busy rebuilding the nest, and we had the first egg laid on Monday April 8th. Check out lakecapote.com/osprey-cam/to follow this year’s breeding cycle and compare it with observations from the last two...

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Aspire’s Annual Walk for Moms
Apr05

Aspire’s Annual Walk for Moms

Post courtesy of Pagosa Springs Realty Blog.  Read more here or search Pagosa real estate.

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Duranglers Fly Fishing Festival This Weekend
Apr05

Duranglers Fly Fishing Festival This Weekend

Friday and Saturday of this weekend is the Duranglers’ Fly Fishing Festival, and it’s full of several fun events. Friday evening will feature comedian Hank Patterson, which should be a both fun and funny evening. This will be at the Henry Strater Theatre, and tickets are $8. Starting Saturday at 8 a.m., there’s a full day of activities. There will be a fly-tying demo, reps from Hatch Reels, Simms, and Fishpond. At noon, head over to...

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Natural Insect Repellent – Essential Oils or Tinctures
Apr04

Natural Insect Repellent – Essential Oils or Tinctures

Catnip tincture.  On the repellency scale DEET is +10 (and toxic), catnip is +49-50 on a scale of 100 according to Iowa State U research.  Actually the scale goes from minus 100 (attractant) to positive 100 (repellant).  You can spray on the tincture made out of 190 proof ethanol from flowering tops of the fresh plant.  It evaporates quickly though so reapply hourly if done this way.   I have catnip growing here (it’s easy to grow)...

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Ski-Easter @ Purgatory
Mar29

Ski-Easter @ Purgatory

Date: April 13, 2019 Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm Location: Purgatory Resort Kick off your Easter Week with some fun on the mountain!  Ski-Easter is Purgatory Resort’s own special way of celebrating Easter. Little Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt — Tubing Hill – 10:30am This year’s Easter Egg Hunt for the little kids is on the tubing hill!  The hunt starts at 10:30am.  We will have eggs all over the hill, and plenty of candy to fill your Easter...

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Explore Utah’s Canyons
Mar29

Explore Utah’s Canyons

If you’re tired of the snow and ready for some outdoor activities, it’s the time of the year many from Durango adventure in the canyons of Utah. From Moab to Blanding, Bluff to Monument Valley, there’s much within a few hours’ drive from Durango to explore. This is the time of the year with beautiful days, perfect temperatures and oftentimes water flowing in the canyons. One of the unique and fun places to explore is Grand Gulch. It’s...

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