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Overlook

10 Ways to Reduce Your Transportation Footprint

May is "Reduce Your Transportation Footprint" in Durango, Colorado. If you're visiting or live in Durango, now is a great time to start thinking about ways to reduce your transportation footprint. There are plenty of ways to get around Durango and reduce your car miles at the same time. It's a lot…

Simple Ways to Recreate with Care in Durango

When playing around Durango, Colorado, make sure you're following some simple things to "Recreate with Care." Durango has over 300 trails spread across the incredible trail and local recreation areas. As the trails get more usage during the warmer months of the year, we all have a responsibility to…

How to Plan a Sustainable Vacation

With more people traveling and destinations reconsidering what tourism means to them in the last couple of years it is important to plan your vacation around not only where you want to go but in a way that minimizes environmental impact and increases the economic impact of your destination of…

Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Gear Checklist

Avalanche safety is something to take very seriously around the Durango, Colorado area. This area has great potential for unstable snow and can pose a high risk to skiers and snowboarders. Proper planning, training, and equipment are absolutely necessary to explore this area as safely and…

Ski and Snowboarding Safety Tips

Skiing and snowboarding are winter’s great outdoor sports, and Durango is blessed with a mountain right outside of town, Purgatory Resort. With over 1,650 acres of skiable terrain, great conditions, and a wide variety of trails, Purgatory is an ideal place to shred. But with great powder comes…

MSI Celebrates Giving Tuesday with Colorado Gives

Colorado Gives Day is the state’s largest single day of giving and this year is on December 7. Led by Community First Foundation, over $419 million has been raised for Colorado nonprofits between 2007 and 2020. Over 70 nonprofits from our region are participating in this year’s fundraising day. For…

How to Winterize Your Car Before the Ski Season

Hello, snow bunnies and winter drivers! It’s that time of year when the powder is on its way if it isn’t here already! One of the best things you can do to prepare for winter is to winterize your car. Not only is it a good safety measure, but it will keep your car in tip-top shape and also reduce…

How to OHV and Off-Road Responsibly in Durango

OHV and off-roading around the Durango, Colorado area is a very popular activity throughout the year. With hundreds of miles of official OHV trails, Forest Service Roads, and County Roads to explore, it’s not surprising that people come from all over the world to play in and around the off-roading…

8 Common Campfire Misconceptions

There’s nothing like the crackle and pop of a glowing campfire. Not to mention the warmth and dancing lights a good fire provides under the stars. It’s one of the more enjoyable aspects of camping. The wilderness is a magical place where myth and legend reign supreme. Fire safety while camping…

31 Ways to Reduce Waste While Vacationing

Everybody loves a good vacation, or as The Go Gos put it “Vacation, all I ever wanted…vacation, had to get away.” But before you “get away” it is important to remember that if we want to continue to enjoy all the beautiful natural wonders of the world, we must do all we can to preserve them. Reduce…