Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge to allow fishing, expanded hunting

Southern Colorado’s Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge plans to open sections of land along the Rio Grande River to fishing and expand the allowed acreage for hunting on its protected lands. It is...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ouray Ice Festival evolves from humble roots, driven by climber community

OURAY – The area beyond the lower bridge over the Uncompahgre Gorge buzzed with activity. Herds of people decked out in helmets and mountaineering boots wandered a maze of colorful tents, where...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Incomparable Uncompahgre Peak

If you are going to climb a Colorado fourteener this summer, why not go big? At elevation 14,309 feet, Uncompahgre Peak is the highest point in the San Juan Mountains. The first recorded ascent...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hematite Basin: Lake, Flowers and Peaks

Submerge yourself in a riot of flowers while hiking to Arctic blue Hematite Lake. A few miles east of Silverton, this trail will present a superb wildflower tour through mid-August. Satiated by...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory to host Ska/Zia Town Series Enduro MTB Races

Purgatory Resort will host the Ska/Zia Town Series Purg Enduro races from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 21. During the two nights of gravity racing, Purgatory will extend Lift 1 operations...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

San Juan Mountains Association to host teen backpacking trip

San Juan Mountains Association will host a teen backpacking trip for ages 13 to 17 from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9 through the Burro Fire burn area. Teens will learn backcountry skills as well as lessons...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango anglers set to head to Alaska for salmon run

As rafters, hikers and bikers dust off their gear in Durango, the Alaskan coast is waking up for the salmon season before the coveted fish start their journey from the Pacific Ocean to perform...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Trails plan aims to put Silverton on map for mountain biking

In the hopes of making Silverton a mountain biking destination, a new plan has been released that proposes nearly 30 miles of trails, mostly geared toward mountain biking, just outside the small...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colorado Plant Society to host talk about osha

The Colorado Plant Society will host a presentation about osha, a medicinal plant found in the San Juan National Forest, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum Room of the Center of Southwest...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Duranglers and Fly Fishing Film Tour deliver fish-filled weekend

The first weekend of April has become a fly fishing holiday in Durango. Along with the Duranglers Fly Fishing Festival to be held April 5-6, the Fly Fishing Film Tour will make another stop April...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Learn to cast at the women’s fly-casting clinic

A women’s fly-casting clinic will take place at 11 a.m. March 16 at Schneider Park, 950 Roosa Ave. The San Juan Angler Fly Shop and Guide Service in Durango will host the event along with Braided...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Volunteers sought for Colorado Trail crew

The Colorado Trail Foundation is asking people to join its volunteer trail crews to help improve and preserve the Colorado Trail. Trail crew members must be at least 16 years old and in good...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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