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San Juan Mountains to offer ‘Read with a Ranger’

San Juan Mountains Association will offer the free program, “Read with a Ranger,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St., Pagosa Springs. U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Stan the Marathon Man registration opens

Registration is now open for the Stan the Marathon Man walk/run, to be held Sept. 9 at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. The event will be presented by Athletes to End Alzheimer’s...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

56-mile feat: Woman swims length of Montana lake – and back

KALISPELL, Mont. – A Montana attorney fought through headwinds, high waves and exhaustion to become the first person to swim the length of the West’s largest freshwater lake and back, a 56-mile...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Trails 2000 seeking volunteers for trail work

Trails 2000 will hold a volunteer trail-work day from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 on Dry Fork Trail, near the junction of Lightner Creek Road and U.S. Highway 160. No experience is necessary. Volunteers...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Tickets on sale for Happy Trails Festival

Tickets are on sale for the second annual Happy Trails Festival, to be held Sept. 16. Tickets purchased in advance are $10, admission at the door is $12 and kids 16 and under are free. The festival...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango Double registration now open

Registration is now open for the Durango Double, a trail running and mountain biking event, to be held Oct. 7. Presented by Animas Surgical Hospital, the event will benefit the Women’s Resource...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

New Boggy Draw trails near Dolores explore landscape

Dolores is famous for its easy-access trails in the adjacent San Juan National Forest, and now there is a plan to add trails and connectors. The proposed Horse Camp, McNeil, String Bean and Nth...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Forest officials seek comment on plan for new Boggy Draw trails

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest is seeking public input regarding a proposal for new trail construction within the Boggy Draw Trail system, located about 3.5 miles north...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

End-of-July ‘butterflies and blooms’ hike to be offered

San Juan Mountains Association and San Juan National Forest will offer a leisurely “butterflies and blooms” hike from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 30 along Elbert Creek. Interpretive guide MK Gunn will...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Seniors Outdoors to offer activities

Seniors Outdoors will host the following activities: Hike on the Colorado Trail at Lake Molas, 7 a.m. Monday; contact Susan Beck-Brown at 375-0948 or sbeckbrown@yahoo.com. Bike ride for...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

$3.4M for Colorado and Denver to lure outdoor show

DENVER – Colorado will contribute $1.7 million to help relocate the nation’s largest outdoor recreation trade show from Salt Lake City to Denver. The Colorado Economic Development Commission this...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Endlich span: Sheridan Mountain to Crevasse

Walk on top of the world across gently rolling and expansive tundra. Sheridan Mountain resides at the northern end of Endlich Mesa which straddles the Florida River and Vallecito Creek drainages....

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors