Boulder Mail Trail a classic in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

October is an ideal time to explore canyon country. The Boulder Mail Trail (BMT) traverses a vast plateau south of Boulder Mountain, Utah, incised with three major canyon systems. Walk through a...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A realm of possibilities for climbing, hiking Lizard Head

Lizard Head, a vertical pillar of crumbling unstable rock, is Colorado’s most difficult and dangerous summit climb. Albert Ellingwood and Barton Hoag made the first multi-pitch technical ascent in...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango atop affordable hiking town list

No matter that the median home price is quickly approaching a half-million dollars – Durango just ranked No. 3 on a list of “America’s 15 most livable hiking towns.” The website RunRepeat , which...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trail proposed on Raider Ridge, near eastern city limits

A new trail may be built this fall between the SkyRidge neighborhood and the top of Raider Ridge. The Sky Raider Trail would run from Molas Drive to an intersection with several other trails,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

North Perins Peak hike offers a solitary world

Perins Peak is the distinctive natural landmark rising west of Durango. Three years ago, The Durango Herald featured the enchanting hike to the upthrusting promontory . Two miles north of this...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

High country an enticing allure, but are people prepared?

An online search for Ice Lakes brings up thousands of pictures of alluring turquoise-blue alpine lakes. The hike northwest of Silverton in San Juan County is increasing in popularity because of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Alpine passage connects Molas to Coal Bank

The trail system from Molas Pass to Coal Bank Pass, closed during the 416 Fire, reopened with celebratory fanfare. Cross-state hikers on the Colorado Trail are now completing journeys from Denver...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Search for Telluride hiker intensifies in mountains

The search for missing hiker Tim Cannon in the Iron Mountain area near Telluride has entered its second week and involves a large community effort. Cannon was reported missing after he did not...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

National forest challenges county’s claim on federal roads

Montezuma County commissioners are getting pushback on their assertion that certain roads and trails running through the San Juan National Forest are under the jurisdiction of counties. In a June...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

V2: Ice Lake Basin’s accessible thirteener

A series of sky-cleaving peaks encircle the Ice Lake Basin. Of all the mountains along the basin’s arc, summiting V2 requires the least effort in distance and elevation gain, and is accessible for...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Livingston: Forest closure, 416 Fire hit hard, but we can be inspired

I’m sad. Our San Juan National Forest is closed because of the 416 Fire, the Burro Fire and extreme drought. Our local trails, reservoirs and BLM land, all closed. The access points to my favorite...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Updated: Want to do something outside? Here’s what’s open (and closed)

Extreme fire danger has prompted mass closures of trails, Forest Service land and city open spaces. But not all of Durango’s outdoor playgrounds are closed; many trails and recreation areas remain...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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