Nearby Attractions

Silverton Skijoring This Weekend!
Feb11

Silverton Skijoring This Weekend!

President’s Day Weekend is upon us and Silverton—our neighboring town—hosts one of the most unique events all winter: Skijoring. This fantastic event comprises of a horse or motorcycle pulling a person on skis holding onto a rope down the middle of the snow-filled street. There are jumps and rings the rider catches on batons, and the rider goes around 35 miles per hour. Does that sound crazy? It’s pretty unique! The event is presented...

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Not So Hidden Gem – The Pinkerton Hot Springs
Jan31

Not So Hidden Gem – The Pinkerton Hot Springs

Driving north from Durango on the incredibly scenic HWY 550 you will find countless beautiful sights. Just before Hermosa there lies a natural wonder wrapped in obscure history. The Pinkerton Hot Springs is fantastic rock formation; painted with vibrant yellows and deep oranges. Only adding to its wonder is the story of James Pinkerton and his magical bottled spring water. Find out more and read the full history here:...

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Durango – “Hallmark” winter wonderland
Jan03

Durango – “Hallmark” winter wonderland

Durango is making national news because of our “Hallmark” winter wonderland.  Take a look at The Washington Post’s excerpt,   “Welcome to Durango, a town so lovely in the wintertime that its website says it could be the best time of year to visit. You see this from the moment you arrive. In the background: the San Juan Mountains under a blanket of snow. In the foreground: cozy locals bundled up in lounge chairs around fire pits...

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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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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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