Sonoran super bloom at Mount Ajo, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Way down at the bottom of the country, very near the Arizona border with Mexico, lies Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The divide in the rugged Ajo Range delineates the eastern boundary of the...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

What’s more dangerous: Skiing or hiking?

Denverite Kacie Peters and her family, like many in the Mile High City, frequently head to the hills. It’s an outdoor state after all, with a serious love of the lifestyle. But as the mother of a...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Missing hiker found in Canyons of the Ancients

A missing hiker was rescued after getting lost in a snowstorm in the Sand Canyon area Monday afternoon, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The treasure of Durango’s Hidden Valley hike

Hidden Valley is happening. It is a beloved treasure located only a few miles northwest of Durango. The suspended valley is almost 500 feet higher than the Animas River, separated by a north-south...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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

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