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10 Outdoor Winter Activities to Try in Durango

Winter in Colorado is here, and what better way to spend it than trying something new! It’s no secret that Durango is a winter wonderland. With three ski resorts and hills surrounded by miles and miles of backcountry and snow-capped mountains, Durango is the perfect place to explore the snow and…

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiking With Your Dog

Hiking with your dog can be an awesome experience. Nothing beats exploring the great outdoors with a companion who’s always excited, curious, and present in the current moment. It’s important to keep your dog safe when hiking though. Without preparation, wilderness trails can be dangerous places for…

November Things to Do in Durango

Looking for something to do this November in Durango, Colorado? While November is in between the height of ski and snow-play season, there are still plenty of things to do around town. The colder temperatures of November clear the skies for star gazing, freeze the trails in the mountain areas for…

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Light Pollution

People who visit Durango on a regular basis or are long-time locals absolutely love Durango's night sky. On most clear nights, we are blessed with the incredible twinkling celestial bodies and the ever-reaching arm of the Milky Way above. As the Durango cityscape builds up around and more visitors…

The Rise of Action Sports in Colorado

Sitting around the office one day, I took a quick tally in my head. Out of the eight people in the Destination Management and Marketing team: Two people rock climb Four people resort snowboard and/or ski One person is a retired freestyle snowboarder Three people cross-country mountain bike…

10 Ways to Be an Advocate for Change

In today's digital age, it's easy to be a keyboard warrior. While there is a time and place to speak out against injustices online, a lot of those conversations fall on deaf ears. This month, we challenge everyone to take the next step and learn to be an advocate for whatever is of interest to you…

4 Spots To See Reptiles In Durango

The western US state of Colorado is home to at least 60 different ecological systems, from prairies, woodlands, and forests to canyons, mountains, and alpine tundras. Within these vast ecosystems, full of diverse habitats, are thousands of different species of mammals, fish, amphibians, and reptiles…

A Guide to Vallecito Reservoir

Durango, Colorado, is home to incredible places to play in the water. There's no shortage of reservoirs, rivers, streams, and alpine lakes to explore. One area that stands out is the town of Vallecito, located east of Durango. It is just a short drive from downtown Durango to the water's edge of…

10 Simple Ways to Keep Durango Clean

Every year in September, the nation unites on National Clean-Up Day. This year's clean-up day is scheduled for September 17. While we admire the idea of uniting on a single day to clean our local Durango grounds, we don't need to celebrate and clean just one day a year! In honor of National…

10 Simple Tips for Wild Mushroom Foraging

Did you know that Colorado is one of the most diverse wild mushroom ecosystems in the whole world? It's crazy to think that there are between 2,000-3,000 species of mushrooms in our state alone. It's no surprise that wild mushroom foraging and hunting have exploded over the years. Locally in…