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To get you psyched for winter, we picked some out the best places to ride in the Southwest, so get those boards waxed and grab your snorkel. This winter is going to be good. Purgatory This mountain north of Durango, Colorado, is ranked among the best of the Southwest for experience and setting. Ample sunshine…(Read More)

The spotlight has once again turned to shine brightly on steel framed bikes. story and photos by Ben Brashear There’s a movement in the cycling industry: a rising hoard of made in the U.S.A. bike builders, all hoping and re-defining what a bike can and should be. And, there’s an…(Read More)

Durango Double

Durango is an iconic trail town, so what better way to celebrate the singletrack then with a trail running and mountain biking event? Enter the new Durango Double. Departing from its roots as a trail run/road run over an autumn weekend, Durango Double event organizers were looking for a way to dig in deep…(Read More)

Durango Storehouse Studio Looking for a cool place to crash? Check out these sweet pads, from refined alpine cottages to a desert trailer with a view. While a Durango vacation rental is a popular item, not all are so close to downtown. For the Storehouse, leave your car at home. This refinished Main Avenue cobblestone…(Read More)

These hand-picked rides capture a cross section of terrain, scenery and culture from bedrock desert to alpine mountains and everything in between. Welcome to the Southwest, where strips of pavement unfold like ribbons to Heaven across the landscape as far as the eye can see. If you have your road bike, get ready to…(Read More)

Trail running is as rewarding as it is challenging. You get to workout and run amok at the same time. We chased down accomplished trail runner Joey Schrichte on his home trails of Durango, Colorado, to see how he tackles the ups and downs of tough terrain, and has fun doing it. “Trail running isn…(Read More)

Purgatory Snowcat Adventures

When we rolled up to Purgatory Snowcat Adventures on a foggy morning in February, we weren’t sure if it was the day for a cat skiing. Lucky for us, things at the Southwestern Colorado-based business were about to change. A lull in winter storms had the best of the Southern Rockies getting tracked…(Read More)

snowboard camber and rocker

We dropped in to The Boarding Haus in Durango, Colorado, to learn about snowboard camber and how it can affect your ride. (Camber refers to the arching of a horizontal surface, like a ski. It helps turn, but when other shapes are applied, more benefits can be achieved.) Owner and lifelong boardsports lover John Agnew…(Read More)

snowboard stance

In snowboarding you’re locked in place on the board, unlike surfing and skateboarding where you can change the position of your feet – your snowboard stance – at any time. But that’s part of the fun. Becoming one with your board is perhaps the very essence of snowboarding, and it all begins with where you…(Read More)