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West Needle Mountains During the Winter by Drone

How to Be Bear Aware

Stay Safe in Bear Country! It can be tempting to give into the adorableness of the black bear. Their fuzzy fur and huggable bodies create a false sense of adorableness. Black bears are anything but cute, they are deadly predators that attack when threatened. I have compiled a helpful guide on bear…

Trail Etiquette in Durango: What You Should Know

Respect the Trails and Fellow Hikers Durango, Colorado has an extensive system of trails that offers stunning views of the La Plata Mountains, the Animas River, and the City of Durango. Sometimes these beautiful views can distract you from the Durango trail etiquette that every hiker must follow…

The Right Way to Poop Outside

Let's talk $#!T! The outdoor areas around Durango, Colorado are getting stinky. Between pets and people, poop is ever present in our forests, trail systems, and wilderness areas. Nothing kills the vibes of being outside faster than stumbling upon waste or toilet paper. Surprisingly, there is a lot…

A Guide to Snowshoeing in Durango

Durango, Colorado, is a winter wonderland offering many outdoor recreational activities. Snowshoeing is a popular pastime for visitors and locals alike, allowing hikers to explore the beautiful snowy landscapes. Snowshoeing trails can be found in the San Juan National Forest, surrounding the city…

Add An Adventure Day to Your Durango Wedding Weekend

Congratulations on planning your dream wedding in beautiful Durango, Colorado! With its breathtaking natural beauty and charm in any season, Durango provides an exquisite backdrop for your special day. However, why limit your celebration to just one day? Durango's stunning landscapes and…

10 Things to Know About Avalanches Around Durango

As the snow begins to fall in Durango, winter excitement starts to fill the air! Dreams of shredding fresh powder on skis, stomping through forests on snowshoes, and sledding downhill begin. But lurking in the shadows like a monster in a horror movie is everyone's nightmare: the avalanche…

How to Share the Road on Your Bike

Now that summer is over, Durango’s streets are calming down, but that doesn’t mean we can stop paying attention while we’re riding our bicycles on the roads. There are a few key steps bicycle commuters can take to keep everyone safe when we are sharing our streets: Obey Basic Traffic Laws While…

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…

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…

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…