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  1. The 6 Best Trail and Ale Pairings in Durango

    Nestled in the rugged Animas River Valley, Durango, Colorado, has everything an adventurer could possibly want: serious mountains, a big river, a friendly mountain town vibe—and lots of options for a cold drink after a day on the trails.

  2. An Ode to Southern Colorado's Animas River Valley

    The Animas River Valley in southwest Colorado is filled with history and scenic charms that make it a must-do getaway.

  3. An Insider's Guide to the Million Dollar Highway

    Southwest Colorado's Million Dollar Highway, a designated All-American Byway, is one of the state’s must-do scenic drives with mile after mile of eye-popping scenery.

  4. Get Off-Road with Colorado’s Rock Pirates OHV Tours

    Explore Colorado's amazing southwest Rocky Mountains with Rock Pirates OHV tours. Based out of Silverton, this adventure outfit offers a unique way to crawl, cruise, and cavort up Colorado's adventurous 4x4 territory.

  5. How to Explore One of Colorado's Lesser-Known Adventure Towns

    Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of Western Colorado, Silverton is a small town with big adventure. Here's how to make the most of a visit.

  6. How to Bikepack the Colorado Trail

    In 2013, Richard Forbes biked the entire 486-mile Colorado Trail. Here, he provides a tell-all guide on how to do it right.

  7. The Fascinating Story Behind Wheeler Geologic Area

    Tucked into a hidden valley below the crest of the La Garita Mountains, Wheeler Geologic Area is an enchanting city of volcanic rocks that surprisingly sees only fifteen visitors per day. Here's why you should visit.

  8. A Visual Tour of the Weminuche Wilderness: Colorado's Largest Wilderness Area

    Located within the San Juan National Forest, the Weminuche Wilderness is the largest wilderness area in Colorado. Here, we'd like to offer an ocular tour of its wild majesty.

  9. 8,000 Miles to Somewhere: One Woman's Journey Along the Triple Crown of Hiking

    The epic, grueling, inspirational tale of how one young woman hiked over 8,000 miles to complete the Triple Crown of long-distance hiking.

  10. Ancient Architecture and Modern-Day Adventure at Mesa Verde National Park

    For architecture and adventure at Mesa Verde National Park, forgo the car in favor of a bike, or explore the park's many excellent trails.

  11. Autumn in Durango: 5 Great Hikes for Fall Foliage

    Take advantage of autumn in Durango with these 5 great hikes that showcase Colorado's stunning fall foliage.

  12. Durango Wheel Club: Tearing It Up on Two Wheels Since 1895

    A deeper look at the Durango Wheel Club, which has been riding strong since 1895 and boasts a bevy of champion riders on its teams.

  13. Autumn Adventure: Durango Campgrounds Full of Fall Colors

    Forgo the leaf-peeping drives and opt for full immersion in autumn's awesome hues. Here, Durango campgrounds that are awash in fall colors.

  14. Durango Bucket-List Adventure: Taking the Train to Chicago Basin

    Taking the train to Chicago Basin makes for a great Durango day adventure, with some epic hiking at hand. Here's what to expect.

  15. 5 Awesome Durango Backpacking Trips To Do Before Summer Ends

    Summer's winding down, but there's still plenty of time to get cracking on some great Durango backpacking trips. Here, 5 of our favorite.

  16. 5 Reasons to Sign Up for the Kennebec Mountain Run

    The Kennebec Mountain Run is a tough, 15-mile trail race with 3,000 feet of elevation gain and stunning views. Here, 5 reasons to sign up.

  17. 5 Awesome After-Work Adventures in Durango

    From climbing to hiking to biking, after-work adventures in Durango offer an easy way to decompress from the stresses of the day.

  18. 7 Must-See Alpine Lakes Near Durango

    These stunning alpine lakes near Durango make for a great late spring and early summer adventure. Here's where to go.

  19. Osprey Packs and RootsRated Announce Partnership for 2016

    In a joint press release, Osprey Packs and RootsRated have announced an integrated digital marketing partnership for 2016.

  20. 8,000 Miles to Somewhere: One Woman’s Journey Along the Triple Crown of Hiking

    The epic, grueling, inspirational tale of how one young woman hiked over 8,000 miles to complete the Triple Crown of long-distance hiking.

  21. Durango’s Fall Bucket List: 7 Adventures To Tackle Before Winter

    So what if there's no snow yet? Fall in Durango means ample opportunities for climbing, backpacking, and hiking. Here's where to go.

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