Durango Hiking Trails
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If you’re staying in Durango for a while and looking to get outside a bit closer to the city, there are a number of great trail options for both hiking and biking. While we spent every weekend exploring the stunning … Read More

Hop Hunters: Durango & The San Juans
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In between all our hiking adventures, we managed to find time to visit a handful of breweries around the San Juans. Always on the hunt for a nice IPA or hazy New England-style beer, we were happy to find a … Read More

Out and About: Durango, CO
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While Durango is a pretty small town, home to around 20,000 people, they’ve got a pretty solid food and drink scene. With a handful of breweries as well as dozens of cute cafes and eateries lining historic Main Ave, you … Read More

Mesa Verde National Park
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A brief history Established as a national park in 1906, Mesa Verde preserves the historical heritage of the Ancestral Puebloan tribes. The park protects thousands of archaeological sites and some 600 cliff dwellings in southwestern Colorado, offering visitors a glimpse … Read More

Redcloud Peak
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Wanting to bag one more 14er before leaving the San Juans, we headed northeast to the Redcloud Peak Wilderness Study Area, nestled between Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, to hike Redcloud Peak. With gales forecasted for the entire week we … Read More

Lizard Head Pass
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Located in the Lizard Head Wilderness, straddling the western swath of the San Juan Mountains, Lizard Head Peak is one of the area’s most recognizable summits. Standing at 13,113’ in elevation, the summit is crowned with a 500-foot-tall vertical volcanic … Read More

Wolf Creek Pass to Alberta Peak (Continental Divide)
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Having been able to complete our first 14er and a number of trails that traversed gorgeous alpine lakes, we were psyched that southern Colorado’s mid-autumn weather was affording us so many amazing hiking opportunities. When we settled on spending a … Read More

Blue Lakes Trail
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A fairly popular route in the Mt. Sneffles Wilderness, the Blue Lakes Trail winds its way up to three jewel-tone pools just below the summit of rugged 14er Mount Sneffles. About a 45-minute drive from the town of Ouray, the … Read More

Uncompahgre Peak
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Standing at 14,321 feet, Uncompahgre is Colorado’s sixth highest peak. A moderate class 2 hike1 in the rugged San Juan Mountains, Uncompahgre’s summit offers stunning views of the surrounding Uncompahgre Wilderness Area. Although thousands flock annually to climb Colorado’s 54 … Read More

Driving the San Juan Skyway
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One of 31 All-American Roads in the U.S., the San Juan Skyway traverses some 230 miles of southwest Colorado’s striking San Juan Mountains. The scenic byway passes through the Uncompahgre Wilderness and San Juan National Forest, navigating high mountain passes … Read More

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