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John Peel releases new edition of ‘Hiking Trails of Southwestern Colorado’

It was time for an update. Durango writer John Peel will introduce the fifth edition of the highly popular guidebook “Hiking Trails of Southwestern Colorado” on Tuesday during a special virtual...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Burn the legs on Burnt Timber Trail

As mountains make ready for summer, this early-season hike will get you in shape for ever higher and longer treks. Three choices are presented at increasing levels of effort and elevation. They all...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Little Adventures with Goose and Huckleberry: Still like a rock

It’s been a few years since I have written my column. Some things have changed: Goose has a 2-year-old little brother and adventure partner in crime – I shall call him Huckleberry. And I need...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Applications now open for CPW’s new secondary big game draw

Hunters now have the option to apply to draw a license in Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new secondary big-game draw. Application are open from Friday to July 7. The secondary draw replaces the old...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango climber tackles ‘The Naked Edge’ speed record

Ben Wilbur set out with his climbing partner last Wednesday and tried to break a record. They came up short. That was just fine for Wilbur, a 2015 Durango High School graduate. The record he and...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A-Basin provides glimpse of what next ski season may look like

ARAPAHOE BASIN — There are a lot of words to describe skiing and snowboarding. “Moral” and “victory” are not usually among them. But that’s how the staff at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area talked about...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ouray Via Ferrata adds adrenaline to town’s already adventurous spirit

The Switzerland of America is about to have an added European feel for visitors. After four years of work, the Ouray Via Ferrata will open to the public Memorial Day weekend. A via ferrata, a...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Warnings working to keep visitors out of Colorado high country

Police in Colorado’s mountain communities are doing a lot of educating and even issuing written warnings to violators of local and state health orders designed to slow the spread of the...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

10-mile travel restriction for Colorado outdoor recreation during safer-at-home phase

Colorado is loosening some restrictions on people’s movement starting this week as the state enters a new phase of its battle against the new coronavirus, but travel for outdoor recreation is one...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge to allow fishing, expanded hunting

Southern Colorado’s Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge plans to open sections of land along the Rio Grande River to fishing and expand the allowed acreage for hunting on its protected lands. It is...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Smelter Mountain serves as outdoor classroom during COVID-19

The new coronavirus pandemic has upended our lives. Schools are closed, businesses shuttered and we are following stay-at-home orders. Daily exercise is essential to keep our heads on straight. For...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

COSBY, Tenn. – When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they’d either be divorced in five months or married...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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