Day in the Life

Turns for the worse
Turns for the worse

Skiing isn't as glamorous as folks make it out to be.

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Sole man
Sole man

At the age of 19, Durango’s Mervin “Merv” Stilson started making shoes and never looked back (except for the time he made a Western-style jacket for Neil Young).

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Wonder wall
Wonder wall

Southeastern Utah has no shortage of natural wonders, and perhaps one of the most curious is the 80-mile-long sandstone monocline known as Comb Ridge. 

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Salty dogs
The river wild

Jonesing for a river fix? Come along for the ride on  this desert classic

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Gone but not forgotten
Gone but not forgotten

Strolling the sidewalks of downtown Main Avenue, longtime locals can’t help but reminisce about a few businesses that have etched their names in Durango’s storefront history. 

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Scratching the surface
Scratching the surface

Hidden below southeastern New Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert is one of the world's most extensive subterranean landscapes, Lechuguilla Cave.

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Chasing waterfalls
Chasing waterfalls
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Set in Stone
Set in Stone

Located along the meandering Animas River, New Mexico’s Aztec Ruins National Monument offers visitors a glimpse of Indigenous human history 1,000 years past.

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Lighter than Air
Lighter than Air

Known as the first human-transporting flight technology, hot air ballooning affords the surreal experience of floating upon gentle currents of prevailing wind in a wicker basket.

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Sharp contrast
Sharp contrast

Did you know that cacti are native only to the Americas? Growing from Patagonia to British Columbia, there are 1,750 known species.

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Etched in Stone
Etched in Stone

It’s a fine line between vandalism and history, especially here in the Four Corners.

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Cold Smoke
Cold Smoke

It’s been quite some time since the San Juans have experienced the true blessings of Old Man Winter prior to the solstice.

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Birds of a feather
Birds of a feather

Zink’s Pond, located along the Animas River south of Durango, has long been a choice location for birders.

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Feeling the pull
Feeling the pull

Sedona, Ariz., is known as a mountain biking, yoga, energy-vortex and psychic mecca all rolled into one.

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Ties that bind
Ties that bind

From 1902 until the mid-1960s, the railroad line between Farmington and Durango was busy hauling everything from agricultural supplies to oil drilling equipment up and down the Animas River corridor.

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Ice Castles
Ice Castles

Evidence of last season’s historic avalanche cycles still abound throughout the San Juans. As we transition into winter, established ice dams and rugged debris piles remain in place.

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Sedimental journey
Sedimental journey

Behold one of the world’s most common minerals: gypsum!

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On the rocks
On the rocks

Strolling up the Colorado Trail from the Junction Creek Trailhead on a sunny, clear afternoon one might take notice of the subtle play of water, light and stone in the shallow pools and riffles found trailside.

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Etched in Stone
Etched in Stone

In the case of gravestones, symbols are often used to represent or commemorate a soul no longer among the living.

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Brown Town
Brown Town

It’s a unique time in the mountains before the snow comes.

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