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In Durango, zip lining adventures abound! If you’re thinking of zip lining in Durango, check out these options for high-flying fun.

Durango is a big fishing destination all year round — and not even a little snow and ice will stop the avid anglers. Durango Ice Fishing Tournament This year will be the first Durango ice fishing tournament at Vallecito Reservoir in several years. The Vallecito Sporting and Conservation Association last held an ice fishing tournament at the lake in 2010. The tournament will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Vallecito lake… Read More

The sun is shining. The snow is melting. And that means it’s almost that time of year again — time to get yourself in a raft and get on some rapids! Durango may have more of one thing than breweries, and that’s rafting operators: 4 Corners Whitewater, Flexible Flyers Rafting, Mild to Wild Rafting, Durango Rafting, Durango Rivertrippers, Outlaw Rivers and Jeep Tours — the list is loooooooong, and the whitewater rafting… Read More

Get your snowshoes out and get your snowshoe on this Saturday, March 1, at Durango Mountain Resort. (I was going for a “get your swerve on” joke, but I don’t think it worked.) You don’t have to go this Saturday; Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours leads groups of snowshoers on after-hours, backcountry trips every Saturday and other designated evenings. During the tour, you will ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain and… Read More

Winterfest at Durango Mountain Resort kicks off Friday and runs all weekend to celebrate all things snow-related. Among the many cold-weather activities are snow tubing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice climbing and, of course, skiing and snowboarding — including a giant, inflatable airbag that will allow novices and pros to try new jumps and tricks with a guaranteed soft landing. Winterfest runs Jan. 17-20 at Durango Mountain Resort, about 30 minutes north of… Read More

Next week, Durango Nature Studies is offering two chances to get out in the wilderness on snowshoes: one snowshoe hike during the day and the other beneath a full moon. Full Moon Snowshoe Hike Under the Wolf Moon Date: Wednesday, January 15 Place: Haviland Lake/Chris Park Instructor: Rob Else Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members Snowshoes: Bring your own or rent them from us at the hike for… Read More

Sleigh bells ring…are you listening? Yes, Christmas is over, and yes, you’re probably sick of that song. But winter will be in full swing for months to come, and there’s no better time to enjoy the snow in the San Juan mountains — including an old-fashioned sleigh ride in Durango. Rapp Corral For the past 30 years, Rapp Corral has been offering horse-drawn sleigh rides. With five different sleighs — from a… Read More

Friday’s a big day, guys. Like totally big. No, not because it’s Black Friday. Pffft. More like “Black Run Day” at Durango Mountain Resort! Opening day is Friday, Nov. 29, and the slopes at Durango Mountain Resort, formerly (and forever) known as Purgatory ski resort, will be running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The mountain at Purgatory has received 30 inches of snow since Nov. 20, so the runs are ready… Read More

We know you love “The Walking Dead.” We do, too. Now you can get a taste of what your favorite TV characters go through while you try to “outrun and outsmart a field full of zombies” during the 7th annual Zombie Challenge at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Three Springs neighborhood. During the 1.5-mile course, participants will have to navigate zombie-infested obstacle courses and challenge zones, all while dodging zombies that are… Read More

If dressing up in your Halloween costume just isn’t enough fun for you, how about running in your Halloween costume?  If running in a tutu is more your speed, you might want to sign up for the Great Pumpkin Chase on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Bayfield, Colorado, just a 30-minute drive east of Durango. The Great Pumpkin Chase 5K and 1-mile run starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at 480 Wolverine Drive in… Read More