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There are many paths to Jura Knob, an island in a sea of boundless tundra with a large-caliber vantage point. While our loop begins on the Coal Creek Trail and returns on the Pass Creek Trail, the...
DATE: July 2, 2015 |
Castle Rock is accessible, heart-stirring and powerfully gorgeous any time of the year. This half-day hike north of Durango takes you to the top of a spectacular 800-foot precipice. The...
DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 |
CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Utah Forceful and mighty, Druid Arch exerts its penetrating influence on all who approach. Two sky slits in the sandstone monolith have a shocking effect, multiplying the...
DATE: Jan. 8, 2015 |
MOAB, Utah – When I first rolled into Moab, Edward Abbey was alive, the streets were dirt, and it was off-season all year. Today, the quiet period is reduced to a mere sliver of annular time, and...
DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 |
While Animas City Mountain may be accessed from two locations, this counterclockwise loop starts at the West Fourth Avenue Trailhead. The route heads northeast along the perimeter of the mountain,...
DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 |
The La Plata Mountains encapsulate the rapidly evolving story of the American West. Miners paid the unromantic price of severe hardship with little reward. Vestiges of their presence linger and...
DATE: Sept. 18, 2014 |
I climb Snowdon Peak every summer; it is among my finger-count favorites in the San Juan Mountains. The classic route, also the safest, approaches the summit from the north ridge and returns via...
DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 |
Though the La Plata Mountains are in Durango’s backyard, they often are neglected in favor of the Big Boys over in the San Juans. In contrast, the La Plata range is diminutive with only 25 peaks....
DATE: July 31, 2014 |
The distinctive, double-crested summit and grey columnar cliffs pique the curiosity of travelers wending their way along U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango. A relatively solitary peak, Engineer...
DATE: June 28, 2014 |
DATE: June 26, 2014 |
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Riders compete in the 4 Corners Cyclocross Series race on Saturday at Durango Mesa.
Durango High School defeats Lutheran High School on Saturday in the quarter final playoff game at DHS.
Durango High School football defeats Canon City High School on Friday night at DHS.
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