Landowners shut down access to three Colorado fourteeners

Landowners who own the tops of Colorado’s Mount Lincoln, Mount Democrat and Mount Bross on Thursday closed access to the trio of Mosquito Range fourteeners. The closure triggered an upswell of...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Impact of logging near Dolores raises concerns about recreation access

San Juan National Forest officials are addressing concerns about a logging project’s impact to recreation in the Boggy Draw area north of Dolores. The 22,346-acre Salter Vegetation Management...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Youth Corps to work on motorized trails

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will fund $319,000 toward improving motorized trails in cooperation with the Colorado Youth Corps Association. According to a CPW news release March 31, the Youth Corps...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Damaged Colorado Trail section expected to be clear of avalanche debris by fall

A stretch of the Colorado Trail that runs through the Weminuche Wilderness is expected to be fixed by fall after a historic year for avalanches damaged the trail in 2019. Kristina Schenck, lead...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeatable delight: Upper Muley Twist Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park

One of Capitol Reef’s most topographically diverse hikes wanders through a landscape of contrasts from high and wide-open to a slot inside the earth. The stem-and-loop incorporates four elements:...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Permit system on the way to control crowds on Ice Lakes Trail

It appears the time has finally come to put in place a permit system to visit the popular Ice Lakes Trail outside Silverton. After a year of incredible use, which resulted in significant damage to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Final approval of Rico trail plan pending

The Rico Trails Project has gained preliminary approval from the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The draft decision and document that found no significant environmental...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter wildlife closures around Durango take effect Dec. 1

It may still be nice outside to go out for a hike, but Colorado wildlife officials are reminding trail users that closures in certain areas take effect Tuesday to protect critical winter range for...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How rescue workers saved 28 hikers in two hours near Silverton

The Ice Lakes Trail lures thousands of hikers every year to this high-alpine destination west of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains. So when a wildfire broke out last week, cutting off access to...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hiker found dead in San Juan Mountains, west of Lake City

A 26-year-old Denver man who went missing while solo hiking in the San Juan Mountains was found dead late Tuesday, according to authorities. Ben Brownlee was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Saturday...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen puppy, hiker rescued at Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride

A hiker was injured Saturday after falling 30 feet at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride while trying to rescue a friend’s puppy that had also fallen. Blue, a 3-month-old puppy, lost her footing just...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With record use of Durango trails, maintenance needs pile up

The city of Durango has applied for funding to help cover the cost of trail work and other maintenance projects after a season of “record-breaking” use, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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