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You don’t have to go to Alaska to experience dog sledding. You can do it in the San Juan Mountains! Durango Dog Ranch offers a variety of dog sledding tours and trips, from a quick trip to being able to drive the sled yourself. Dog Sled Rides – Hourly On Dec. 13, Durango Dog Ranch began offering hourly dog sled rides at the base of Durango Mountain Resort. The trips leave hourly between 9… 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

Say “Colorado” and “skiing” in the same sentence, and many people think of the ski resorts lining Interstate 70: Vail. Aspen. Keystone. Beaver Creek. Blah, blah, blah. (Not that we’re bitter). But Durango is just minutes from two ski areas in Southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. In addition to Durango Mountain Resort (formerly known as “Purgatory”), which is about 30 minutes north of Durango, Hesperus Ski Area is just 11 miles west of Durango… Read More