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This is the last month that the Durango Nature Center will be open before shutting down for the winter — but Durango Nature Studies is offering plenty of ways to enjoy the Nature Center and the Great Outdoors before snow blankets everything. Here’s a list of what Durango Nature Studies has going on this month: Geology of the Colorado Plateau Workshop When: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 Where: Durango Nature Center What: Instructor John… Read More

There are so many gorgeous hikes along countless trails in the San Juan National Forest — and, frankly, we’re too lazy to try to list them all here. Maybe one day. Ahem. But, seriously, guys, the San Juan Mountains Association offers an easy way to try out some hikes in the company of a group and with the help of a guide. Although the summer season is wrapping up, there are still… Read More

Ah, a full Corn Moon. Don’t you love a good Corn Moon? Corn Moons are the best. What’s a Corn Moon, you ask? Er, good question. One second while we find out… OK, it’s the same as a Harvest Moon — the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, which usually coincides with harvest season (including good ol’ corn). Learn that tidbit and much more during Durango Nature Studies‘ full moon hike at Falls… Read More

Autumn is the perfect time to experience Mesa Verde National Park, and there’s no better way than the Wetherill Mesa Experience, a special hike that’s only available for one month starting this Friday. This is a limited-time offer, and if you call in the next five minutes, we’ll double your hikes! Wait, no. That’s not how that works. The Wetherill Mesa Experience will be available at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday… Read More

Looking for something to do on Saturdays that doesn’t involve chores, video games or Facebook? Then look to the right of this sentence. Yup, that’s the Durango Nature Center, which offers an easy way to get out of the house, offline and into nature for the day. In 1998, Durango Nature Studies acquired the 142-acre natural area that’s permanently protected by a conservation easement. The upper 35-acre section has miles of interpretive… Read More

The San Juan Mountains surrounding Durango, Colorado, offer plenty of awesome hiking options, but there’s nothing quite like hiking under a full moon to experience nature in a new way. Join Durango Nature Studies from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, July 22, for a moonlit hike that will cast a new light (ba dum bum) on natural history, nocturnal animals and local landforms. Your guide — program coordinator Allison Smith, who has been… Read More