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Keenan DesPlanques and Bryce Gordon love the San Juan Mountains, a rugged, tall and remote range in Southwest Colorado. This moving video edit is how they’ve shared that love. In Gordon’s words, “A little look into thoughts conjured on the skin track, in the hills…(Read More)

“We drank a six-pack of cola, ate a box of vanilla cookies and passed out in the car for 11 hours.” – Bryce Gordon. Our readers get out. This one comes from Colorado’s Bryce Gordon and Will Berger. It was simple. Summit Utah’s Abajo Mountains, ski down to stashed mountain bikes loaded with…(Read More)

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)

Rock climbing in this secret gem is as captivating as it is tough, and the more you know about its history, the stranger it gets. by Brandon Mathis On the western outskirts of Colorado’s San Luis Valley, narrow canyons form hallways of hard volcanic rock, rounded smooth from wind and rain. Corridors are hidden…(Read More)

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The Ouray Ice Park is a natural canyon that has been made into a public ice climbing arena. It could be one of the coolest things in the world, according to many climbers. Free to anyone who chooses to drop in. People come for all over the world to step up to the ice -…(Read More)

Through the lens of an alpine angler A landscape of jagged peaks and remote streams and alpine lakes, the San Juan Mountains create some of the most rugged and inhospitable terrain in the world, but the challenges they present are equaled by the beauty they hold. All a canvas to the eye of a fly…(Read More)

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Sunrise over the Valley of the Rocks at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona/Utah border. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is an iconic landscape in the American Southwest. From the sweeping desert floor rise various sandstone towers and buttes, some reaching 1,000 feet high, towering over natural and…(Read More)