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5 Reasons to bring your Big Game Hunt to Durango

As a cool, autumnal breeze descends into the Animas valley, hunters everywhere prepare for another great big game season. With both mid and high-elevation access to mule deer and elk herds, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep, Durango is an ideal headquarters for all southwestern big game activities…

100 ways to Spend Summer in Durango 2018

Summer in Durango is pure magic, and not just for our festival list. Long, sun-filled days give way to star-filled nights, chased by sunrises so colorful you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. Summer is the season that turns longtime visitors into forever residents. Nobody can resist the…

Ditch the Crowds: Find Solitude at Emerald Lake

If we labeled every hiking destination near Durango a “must-see,” nobody would ever leave the backcountry. Our neighboring Weminuche wilderness is huge, at ¾ the size of Rhode Island and consisting of nearly 500,000 acres of pristine alpine adventure. There are infinite ways to find solitude and…

Fly Fishing Through Runoff

While the Durango area may have more fishing opportunities that one could fill a lifetime with; runoff season seems to deflate many ambitious anglers. Now that runoff is in full effect, we often get asked in the Duranglers shop where someone could wet a line when the river looks like a mud sluice…

Observing Wildlife near Durango, Colorado

It’s difficult to visit Durango without getting a taste of our abundant wildlife. At any time, it’s possible to find coyotes trotting through meadows, bears climbing our trees, or elk waiting their turn to cross the railroad tracks. Even in the most urban areas, mule deer roam and graze lazily…

Your Guide to the 4 Hidden Waterfalls near Durango, Colorado

Waterfall hunting: nature’s original scavenger hunt The city of Durango isn’t well known for its waterfalls. That’s not because we don’t have them but rather, because most of these outstanding water features are still a well-kept secret. Many a grand falls surround our town but to find them…

Durangatang first time fishing our Gold Medal Waters!

Rhythm of the River I have a confession: I have lived in Durango for 14 years and have never casted into the Quality and Gold Medal waters that abound in the southwest. My friend Kate is an accomplished fly fisherman—her Facebook page is loaded with smiling faces on family angling trips and…

An All-Season Exploration of Vallecito

Guest blog provided by Kelly Spitzer: Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors Long before the completion of the dam in 1940 made what is regarded as one of "the most beautiful bodies of water in Colorado," Vallecito was home to "The Ancient Ones," and later, the "Yuutaas," commonly known as the…

5 Great Fishing Opportunities in Durango!

Guest blog provided by Jimmy Largent As an obsessed fly fisherman and fly fishing guide, I get asked frequently about the Gold King Mine accident and how it has affected us and our business. The truth is, it affects us personally more than anything. I have lived here all of my life and the spill…

Gold King Mine Accident FAQ: 9/3/15

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Animas River 9/3/15 Trout from the Animas River safe to eat, tests show > Read more here When did this incident happen? The Gold King Mine breach happened north of Silverton on August 5, 2015. Is the river open? Yes. Sheriff Sean Smith made the…