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Southwest Colorado Recreation Report

The San Juan Region Outdoor Recreation Hotline (247-8187):•Fire danger is very high in the San Juan region. Fireworks are not allowed in the San Juan National Forest.•Campgrounds on the San Juan...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Classic race returns

Now this is a mountain bike race - on a classic mountain bike trail.The resurrected Hermosa Off-Road Classic mountain bike race will return for its third edition (in its revised form) Aug. 1.The...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoor Briefs

Durango 100 bike ride coming up Sunday The eighth annual Durango 100 century ride will be held Sunday, starting and finishing in Durango.There are 100-mile, 84-mile and 50-mile options for the...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Bikers, runners hit midsummer in full stride

Run, run, run, run, run.And bike, bike, bike, bike, bike.The heart of the summer running and biking season in the Southwest means the annual Hardrock 100 Endurance Run followed by a pair of...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Dolores angler endures in wild

DOLORES - Late on a Friday night - July 10 - Dolores businessman Bill Blair knocked on the door of his friend, Dr. Guy Paquet on West Dolores Road, and ended a five-day search that involved...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Southwest Colorado Fishing Report

Information provided by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.•Catch of the Week - Do you have a Catch of the Week? Submit your Catch of the Week photos to The Durango Herald. E-mail pictures to...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Runners answer hard (rock) question

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Outdoor briefs

Seniors Outdoors! plans weekly activities Seniors Outdoors! has scheduled the following activities:The Wednesday Wanderers will take an easy hike on the Escalante Trail, starting at 8:30 a.m....

DATE: July 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Intact archaeological site offers some timely lessons

PAGOSA SPRINGS - Chimney Rock Archaeological Area offers a vivid example of the value of preserving archaeological sites intact. As virtual time capsules, cultural sites can serve as laboratories...

DATE: July 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Still Rolling

PURGATORY - What's endured through the '80s, the '90s and most of the first decade of the new millennium?What's survived the trendy ups-and-downs of the last 30 years ... to be even more popular...

DATE: July 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Climbing wall, bungee-tramp, bull add to summer fare

PURGATORY - Summer at Durango Mountain Resort is more than going downhill fast, although there is plenty of that at Purgatory.In addition to the alpine slide, scenic chairlift rides are available...

DATE: July 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Adventurers take Purgatory Challenge

They kayaked.They rode.And they ran.Intrepid adventure racers from throughout the Rocky Mountain West tackled the unique test of the 2009 Purgatory Challenge in Durango on Friday, Saturday and...

DATE: June 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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