The two arms of the Animas in the Durango – Silverton Area comprise two very distinct rafting experiences. Are you strong of heart and in good shape? Then we’ll see you on the wild! Inaccessible Upper Animas, where Class IV and V rapids rip through 28 miles of spectacular San Juan mountain scenery before ending at the impassable Animas Gorge. The Upper Animas is for experienced rafters – it’s some serious river!
If that is not your speed, take on the Lower Animas, “The River of Lost Souls,” which lends itself well to novice and family trips. There are still thrills to be had in places like Smelter Sawmill and Santa Rita rapids. But because the place is gentler, you’ll have the chance to ogle mining history and enjoy geological and natural points of interest that your river guide will point out to you. The Lower Animas runs right through the town of Durango making for easy embarking.
Putting Safety First in River Rafting(5/17/2019)-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!!!
Still House Junkies EP Release Party W/S/G Russick Smith(2/1/2019)-Sat · February 9, 2019 Doors: 8:30 pm/ Show: 9:15 pm(event ends at 12:45 am) THE ANIMAS CITY THEATRE – MUSIC TICKETS: $10.00 – $12.00 STILLHOUSE JUNKIES StillHouse Junkies is a one-of-a-kind creative project born out of the collective passions of three individuals with very different musical backgrounds. With chops and stylistic leanings ranging from […]
Activities in and Around Durango—Not Impacted by the Fire!(6/14/2018)-At The Durango Team, we write a weekly lifestyle blog that highlights features, events, and activities in and around Durango. With the 416 Fire impacting our local area, we want to address the concern that Durango is not open for business or tourism, or there is not anything to do if you come visit. In […]
Does Earlier Run-Off Affect Rafting Season?(4/28/2017)-The Animas River peaked at 2,370 cfs on April 20. Is that normal for this time of year? What about the rest of the run-off season? Do high flows now affect the rafting season later? You’ll be surprised by the answer.
Democratic Party Officially Includes Marijuana Reform in Its 2016 Platform(7/15/2016)-This article was originally posted on High Times The Democratic National Committee, which is led by embattled anti-pot proponent Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has officially made the decision to include marijuana reform in the party’s 2016 platform.Over the weekend, the DNC announced the party was taking sides with the issue of taming the pot laws in […]
DIY Rustic Up-cycled Home Décor(6/14/2016)-Green living is both easy on the earth and beneficial for our health. It can also be easier on the wallet as well. When we make an effort to reuse and recycle old things into new, we save money and create one- of-a- kind pieces. When we craft things ourselves we can often save hundreds […]
Global drug policy can’t evolve unless U.N. changes mind-set, group warns(4/27/2016)-The Global Commission on Drug Policy says the United Nations needs to scrap its outdated philosophy of prohibition and incarceration; focus needs to be on decriminalization on treatment By Dave Bryan, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations has a golden opportunity to promote alternate approaches to global drug policy next month when it […]
Preventing Skin Cancer(9/22/2015)-Tips for not Getting Burned in the Colorado Sunshine Summertime in Durango is an epic time of year. Hiking, biking, rafting, boating, climbing, and the list continues make for many hours spent in the outdoors. One of the greatest things about living and playing in the Southwest is all of the sunshine, but there is […]
Community Emergency Relief(8/27/2015)-Steamworks/El Moro to raise funds for community emergency relief Percentage of sales on Sept. 2 at both restaurants to be given to CERF Durango, CO – To help support community members who were impacted by the contamination/closure of the Animas River, Steamworks Brewing Co. and El Moro Spirits and Tavern will donate 10 percent of revenues […]
LPEA contributes to Emergency Fund(8/20/2015)-LPEA Round Up Foundation contributes to emergency fund Donation of $4,000 to assist community members impacted by Animas River contamination Durango, CO – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Round Up Foundation has granted $4,000 to the Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) organized by the Durango Business Improvement District (BID) and the Community Foundation […]