Outdoor Recreation

Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events
Sep13

Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events

Customize Your Ski Season Purgatory Resort’s multi-day, multi-resort cards are back. Get discounted lift tickets at Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. Visit Purgatoryresort.com to check the Pre-Season Sales Events calendar for Colorado / New Mexico / Arizona / Texas / Nevada &...

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To grow bigger antlers, these elk risk life and limb
Sep04

To grow bigger antlers, these elk risk life and limb

For female elk, there’s nothing sexier than two 250-kilogram male suitors tussling for her favor, their 1.2-meter-tall antlers locked in a battle of strength and determination. But growing such powerful racks is risky, according to a new study, because males must shed their previous headgear early in the season to do so—putting them at risk of being killed by wolves. Elk regrow their racks every year, and the longer they have to do...

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Lake Nighthorse Paddle, Bike, Run
Aug30

Lake Nighthorse Paddle, Bike, Run

This triathlon features a paddling (2 miles) OR a swimming (1/2 mile) option with the bike (12.5 miles) and run (2.5 miles).  Take on a new summer challenge, this is not your traditional triathlon!  This fun event is open to all ability levels.  Race starts at 9 am. Lake Nighthorse | Saturday September 8, 2018 9:00am – 11:00am Check Duragogov.org for full event...

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30 Years of Leave No Trace
Aug24

30 Years of Leave No Trace

The San Juan Mountain Association celebrates 30 years of sharing the ‘leave-no-trace’ philosophy with wilderness users.

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Have Gear, Will Deliver Anywhere
Aug17

Have Gear, Will Deliver Anywhere

If you’re planning a camping trip in the Cascade Mountains, but don’t want to haul your gear on an airplane, have Check Outside deliver your gear to your destination.

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Trout Populations Suffer from Debris Flows
Jul27

Trout Populations Suffer from Debris Flows

As difficult as it may be to see trout killed by the debris flows from the 416 burn areas, there will be a silver lining

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Vallecito Sporting Club Teaches Kids to Fish
Jun29

Vallecito Sporting Club Teaches Kids to Fish

Learn to fish, and you can feed yourself for a lifetime . . . and have fun, too.

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Farmington Adds Amenities to Water Reservoir
Jun29

Farmington Adds Amenities to Water Reservoir

Farmington now has a swim beach and allows hand-powered watercraft at Lake Farmington, it’s drinking-water reservoir. And earlier this month, the city opened a new campground.

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Backpacker Magazine’s “Get Out More” Tour
Jun21

Backpacker Magazine’s “Get Out More” Tour

Hosted by Backcountry Experience, Backpacker Magazine brings their “Get Out More” tour to Durango! This free event features inspirational outdoor education by Randy Propster, outdoor ambassador and expert. Learn hiking, camping, and backpacking skills and check out the latest gear. There will also be a huge gear giveaway, courtesy of the event’s sponsors! Backcountry Experience, 1205 Camino del Rio Saturday June 30,...

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Durango’s True West Rodeo
Jun01

Durango’s True West Rodeo

True West Rodeo is brought to you by First National Bank of Durango and Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. We are very excited to have come together to bring back the western heritage of Durango for the 2018 rodeo season. This year will consist of 9 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators. True West Rodeo is pround to honor our western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment. The rodeos will be held every Wednesday June...

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Outdoor Movie Night – DESPICABLE ME 3 – Friday, June 22, 2018
May31

Outdoor Movie Night – DESPICABLE ME 3 – Friday, June 22, 2018

DESPICABLE ME 3 Rated PG Join us for a free movie under the stars at Three Springs!!! Movie starts at dusk which is between 8:30-9:00pm. Seating is first come, first serve basis. Blanket section and chair section available, please bring your own chair and/or blanket. A small concession stand will be serving popcorn, candy, soda, etc.   *Bad weather may cause Three Springs to cancel this event. Please check our Facebook page for any...

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Animas River Days – Saturday June 2nd
May25

Animas River Days – Saturday June 2nd

Animas River Days is Durango’s only river festival, celebrating our community’s love of the river! Take part in events such as a Kayak and Canoe Slalom, a Stand Up Paddle Board/Surf Competition, and the perennial favorite, the River Parade. Complete with music, food, a beer garden, and more, this event is a wet & wild way to welcome in summer! For more information and a full schedule of events, click here. Event...

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Olympic Night Race
May25

Olympic Night Race

Celebrate BMX as an Olympic Sport in the 2020 Tokyo Games. FREE RACING & 1 day memberships available. Event Dates: Friday, June 1, 2018 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm  Friday, June 8, 2018 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm Durango BMX track 360 S Camino Del Rio Durango, CO 81301 Event post courtesy of...

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Bar D Chuckwagon – Opens for the Season Memorial Weekend
May18

Bar D Chuckwagon – Opens for the Season Memorial Weekend

Since 1969, the Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers has been open nightly in the summer, in Durango, Colorado offering family entertainment with a stage show and a delicious chuckwagon supper. After supper, The Bar D Wranglers perform their famous old west music stage show with cowboy songs, comedy, and lively instruments. Located under the red cliffs north of Durango, Colorado, we accommodate groups of all sizes. See Bar D Chuckwagon for a list...

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Fox Fire Farms Taste of Spring Festival
May18

Fox Fire Farms Taste of Spring Festival

Come celebrate the beginning of the season with us. Experience the new wines, live music, local artisan vendors, tours of the farm, horse drawn carriage rides, baby farm animals, delicious barbecue and other snacks. A true family oriented event! No Admission Charge!  Bring the Whole Family! We hope to see you! Saturday & Sunday May 26th & 27th 2018 1-6pm Fox Fire Farms 5513 County Road 321 Ignacio, CO...

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Stillwater Party in the Park
May11

Stillwater Party in the Park

Join us for this day-long event featuring Stillwater Music youth bands, plus string ensembles from Be Frank and musical theater groups from Durango Arts Center. Over 100 students will perform and there will be booths hosted by area organizations featuring many summer programs for kids. Yummy food, family friendly – don’t miss it! FREE ADMISSION Many thanks to Alpine Bank and Durango Friends of the Arts for sponsoring Party...

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Outdoor Movie Night – JUMANJI – Welcome to the Jungle–When:  Friday, June 8, 2018
May08

Outdoor Movie Night – JUMANJI – Welcome to the Jungle–When:  Friday, June 8, 2018

JUMANJI – Welcome to the Jungle Rated PG-13 Join us for a free movie under the stars at Three Springs!!! Movie starts at dusk which is between 8:30-9:00pm. Seating is first come, first serve basis. Blanket section and chair section available (you bring your own). A small concession stand will be serving popcorn, candy, soda, etc. *Bad weather may cause Three Springs to cancel this event. Please check our Facebook page for any...

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Meet the Wolves at Three Springs – Saturday May 19th
May08

Meet the Wolves at Three Springs – Saturday May 19th

Wolfwood Refuge visits Three Springs! FREE FAMILY EVENT! Come meet the wolves at Three Springs on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.  Learn interesting facts about these fascinating animals with informational talks given at 11:30am and 2:30pm.   Each year Wolfwood provides free, interactive educational outreach programs for over 60 different groups. Three Springs is offering a chance for families to come and learn about...

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Thursday Senior Bike Ride
May04

Thursday Senior Bike Ride

The Durango Touring Society is teaming up with members of Seniors Outdoors to join them on their weekly ride through the Animas Valley. If you’re over the hill or would just like to ride over a hill (or two) at a comfortable pace (no drop group ride), meet at Santa Rita Park each Thursday through the summer. Ride leaves at 9 am. Coffee and pastry stop at PJ’s, Dalton Ranch. For information call Jim Newman 884-7717....

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Bears Emerge from Winter Hibernation
Apr20

Bears Emerge from Winter Hibernation

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds homeowners to lock up trash, remove bird feeders, and protect small livestock as bears begin to emerge from winter hibernation.

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