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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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A Refreshing Durango Summer
Jun12

A Refreshing Durango Summer

Durango, Co seems to offer limitless drinking activities and leisurely opportunities all year round, especially during the Summer months. For a couple refreshing summer activities, here are a few watering holes (both the drinking kind, and the swimming kind) in and around Durango   Sports Club Private Outdoor Pool The Durango Sports Club offers a refreshing outdoor pool, very near to Downtown Durango. It is a simple and easy...

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A Unique Guide to Durango, Co
May29

A Unique Guide to Durango, Co

Float at Salt 360   I visited Salt 360 for the first time this week. As my first introduction to sensory deprivation tanks, I can say I am highly intrigued and satisfied. At the North end of Durango Salt 360 provides an escape from everyday reality. An entirely relaxing environment awaits you here. The attentive staff accompanies you through the process, which consists of showering, removing contacts and clothes (no bathing suit...

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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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A Sacred Linescape Unites the Four Corners DurangoTV Edit
Mar22

A Sacred Linescape Unites the Four Corners DurangoTV Edit

Collaborating with Anna Sofaer, president of The Solstice Project, (www.solsticeproject.org), Cloudy Ridge productions teamed up with the Project last November to produce this short film about the Greater Chaco Landscape. Exploring how human-made ancient mega-features such as ancient roads and mounds along with large natural features such as twin buttes and alcoves that spread from New Mexico to Southeastern Utah, played vital roles...

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USASA Rail Jam Competition Series
Feb01

USASA Rail Jam Competition Series

Date: February 10, 2019 Location: Pitchfork Terrain Park – Purgatory Resort Sign up to compete, or just come watch!  We’ve got three rail jam competitions in the DC Terrain Park! Event Registration: Register Here! Race Day Registration:  Located at Hoody’s each morning 8 am – 9:00 am. Competition Details: Event: Rail Jam #1 Date: Sunday, February 10th, 2019 Location: Purgatory Resort – DC Terrain Park Course Inspection: 9:15 –...

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Nordic Ski Options in the Durango Area
Jan27

Nordic Ski Options in the Durango Area

With recent snow fall and colder temperatures, it’s the time of year many locals enjoy outdoor snow sports. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow skating are all popular activities. We live in the perfect area to take advantage of these sports, with many locations in our own backyard. Vallecito Nordic Ski Club grooms trails throughout the winter. They offer nearly 15 kilometers of groomed trails for all abilities to enjoy. It’s...

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Thank Goodness Friday!
Dec28

Thank Goodness Friday!

Wolf Creek is currently experiencing a beautiful powder cycle that began yesterday throughout the day. This storm cycle so far delivered 3 inches yielding a fresh surface of powder and an all natural base of 40 inches at the midway. The year to date snowfall currently stands at 102 inches. *******Snow Report for Thank Goodness Friday, December 28th, 2018******** Summit Base Depth: 42″ Midway Base Depth: 40″ New Snow (24...

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Chapman Hill Ice Maker
Nov15

Chapman Hill Ice Maker

CJ Fuss tells us how me makes the ice for the ice-skating rink. It takes a lot more than flooding a bunch of concrete with the garden hose. And just HOW does he get the ice so white?

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™
Nov02

THE POLAR EXPRESS™

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Nov. 16, 2018 – Jan. 3, 2019 Our premier event of the year is selling fast! Be sure to choose your date and car type and book now. Certain dates and car types will sell quickly and you’ll want to be first to book! But we still have plenty of space available for weekends up until Christmas! Book now to secure your space for the whole family. Make it your holiday tradition to bring the whole...

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Slipping into VENUS RETRO!
Oct04

Slipping into VENUS RETRO!

  We’re slipping into Venus Retrograde… a time of challenged and more volatile emotions… best way to cope, strive to stay balanced in  your spiritual center!  HEARD OF MERCURY RETROGRADE?  I bet you have if you live in California… we all just had a Mercury Retrograde period and it’s rolling around the corner again!  But not before Venus goes Retrograde first.  Hmmmm. What does it all mean? MERCURY RETROGRADE—...

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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 & Utah!!

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Have You Been to Silverton?
Jul26

Have You Been to Silverton?

If you’re looking for a fun summer outing, have you thought about a trip to Silverton? There are so many ways to enjoy the little town, and it makes for the perfect day trip, overnight trip to a hotel, camping trip, or stop along a longer road trip. At just over 9,000 feet above sea level, its mountain location is gorgeous. There’s a rich mining history, and the San Juan County Historical Society offers a plethora of information,...

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BISTI Badlands / De-na-zin Wilderness
Jul05

BISTI Badlands / De-na-zin Wilderness

The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness area covers roughly 60 square miles of remote badlands just south of Farmington, New Mexico. This high desert wilderness features a vast landscape containing some of the most unique rock formation on this planet. The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness was once a coastal swamp of an inland sea; and was home to many large trees, reptiles, dinosaurs and primitive mammals. What visitors see today is the preserved...

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Aztec, NM – Footprint of Ancestral Pueblo Society
Jun27

Aztec, NM – Footprint of Ancestral Pueblo Society

Ancestral Pueblo People at Aztec Ruins Early settlers mistakenly thought that people from the Aztec Empire in Mexico created these striking buildings. They named the site “Aztec,” a misnomer that persisted even after it became clear that the builders were the ancestors of many Southwestern tribes. The people who built at Aztec and other places throughout the Southwest were called “Anasazi” for many years. Archeologists had adopted...

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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2018
May24

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2018

Event information for the 2018 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic! See the schedule for the Iron Horse Classic race and associated events. Register or just participate in Iron Horse events all over Durango.  May 25-27, 2018

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Lake Nighthorse Opens April 1
Mar23

Lake Nighthorse Opens April 1

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department has developed a compromise between wakeless-water advocates and motorized boaters.

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Cardboard Derby at Purg | Saturday, March 17 | Register Now!
Feb27

Cardboard Derby at Purg | Saturday, March 17 | Register Now!

The McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is a classic winter competition you won’t want to miss! Build your derby racer out of cardboard and duct tape only, and pilot it down the slopes during one of the most fun days on the mountain! Watch as teams compete in vessels made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape. Or, sign up yourself and participate in the fun. All it takes is some creativity, engineering skills, and...

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Durango Nordic Center Open and Full of Possibilities
Feb20

Durango Nordic Center Open and Full of Possibilities

With all the recent snow (finally!) it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy some winter sport activity. Durango is a fantastic place because there are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, and more are options, and all within a close distance from town. One of Durango’s standout features is the Durango Nordic Center at Purgatory. It’s filled with 20km of trails for skate or classic skiing, fatbiking,...

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Jungle Gym Opens for Kids of All Ages
Feb09

Jungle Gym Opens for Kids of All Ages

The monkey bars aren’t just for kids any more. In fact, they’re a key component in training for obstacle course racing.

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