Position: Adventure Pro editor

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Durango sport climbing

Like the song says, “sleep with one eye open.” Since this 5.10 sport climbing route was bolted, it has created a wave of new development at Durango’s East Animas climbing area. A blank, forgotten...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

To clip, or not to clip

Mountain biking has exploded into an array of genres and cultures. Frame geometry, wheel sizes, suspension, gear ratios – the list goes on, and pedals are no different. So, how do you know what’s...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Mountain dash to all-day affair

The Spud Lake trail, more formally known as Potato Lake, is a good choice of families, quick dashes for a mountain fix or just a leisurely stroll in the high country. A short 30-mile drive from...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Enduro riding at its finest

For its close proximity to town, the Hafflin Creek trail is a solid dose of big-mountain riding. Highlighted by five miles of downhill with a variety of scenery and conditions, it’s a stellar ride...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Mountain bikers go with the flow

Patrick Emerson wore his full-face helmet and body armor. His voice, muffled inside his helmet, rang with adrenaline. “These trails are radical,” he said. “You can catch a lot of air.” Emerson, a...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Todd & Ned’s Fondo an excellent time

When’s the last time you hopped in the saddle for a ride with an all-star cast of hall-of-fame mountain bikers and Olympic cyclists? About 300 mountain bikers turned out for the first-ever Todd...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recipe for a fondo

The first Todd and Ned’s Durango Dirt Fondo is sort of like fondue, but different. Take Durango – a melting pot of mountain-bike culture, from the new school to the old guard. Just add some of the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Welcome to Fruita singletrack

Trail builders at Fruita’s 18 Road created some of the most unique mountain biking experiences anywhere, and none are so surreal as the infamous Zippity Doo Da. Locals visualized trails in the mid...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Rad trad rock climbing over Animas Valley in Durango

Looking for a cruiser classic that still takes some grit? Apple Cider, rated a 5.8 trad climb, at the East Animas crags in Durango might be what your looking for. “Apple Cider is a good one,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Thirsty for 13 miles

Who’s thirsty? About 500 runners, that’s for sure. The First National Bank of Durango Thirsty 13 took off Saturday morning with a bang. The 13-mile half marathon course brought runners from...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Dalla Mountain Park

This place is magic. Trails dart through ponderosa pine forests and curl around massive boulders. And it’s just above the northwest side of Durango. Sort of an extension of its temperamental...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Thirsty 13 runners go big

Running fanatic Matthew Krichman had an idea: a half marathon through the Colorado countryside ending with a craft beer festival in downtown Durango – otherwise known as the Thirsty 13. “When...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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