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Across the West, any town with a river running through it has water culture: Where ski bums and beach bums collide. It’s a taste of the beach at 8,000 feet above sea level. Boats, rafts and boards are stacked on cars or hanging out of truck beds. A blend of professional and haphazard…(Read More)

Bluff, Utah

Far removed from the busy streets of more popular desert destinations, Bluff, Utah, is a charming rural town surrounded by beauty. Here’s what to do to get the most out of Bluff, from cultural history, natural landscapes to a good ol’ fashioned hearty meal. 1) River odyssey The magical San Juan River would likely…(Read More)

Mancos, Colorado

Mancos: Between Mesa Verde and the Mountains At the foot of Colorado’s La Plata Mountains, and just outside Mesa Verde National Park, the historic town of Mancos, Colorado, population 1,300, runs by a different clock. Founded in 1894, here, cowboys and farmers hold court over coffee, and a recent artistic boom has added…(Read More)

river trips

Want to know how to mix a little adventure with relaxation? Take a river rafting float trip and bring along some good friends and good food. That’s how. 1) River menu Just because you’re out in the middle of nowhere doesn’t mean you have to eat like it. Nothing makes camp more…(Read More)

springtime in the Rockies

When temperatures rise, around the West that means boating, flip flops, BBQ, road rides and festivals. At times, you can do so much in one weekend that you’ll need the rest of the week to recover, just in time for the next one. It’s a mile-high spring fling. 1) Rock the boat…(Read More)

As summer blooms in the West, many keen anglers head to mountain country. We caught up with Colorado expert angler Jake Ballard of Duranglers Flies and Supplies for some sweet spots to fish at elevation. (Plus, we decided to throw in a few classic rivers around the Southwest.) “In the high country it will be…(Read More)

Being a professional enduro mountain bike racer means hitting the road, and for Krista Rust, that means after the road she’s hitting the trail. Much of race season, Rust and her teammate, Anthony Diaz, live out of a 2010 Chevy Express van, given to her by Colorado Camper Van. It’s cozy, but nothing…(Read More)

1) Grab a biteBreakfast at the Silverbean Coffee, an Airstream Trailer at the west end of Cortez, then head into McElmo Canyon and pedal or hike through the estimated 30,000 ancestral ancestral Puebloan ruins that exist in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, many of which appear along its 15 miles of sweet desert…(Read More)

1) RideSedona is surrounded by singletrack. In fact, the only thing that stands out more than the quality of the trails is the accessibility. West Sedona, Uptown and Oak Creek all have singletrack opportunities that deliver, but if you’re short on time, head to Oak Creek, park at the Bike and Bean, pedal…(Read More)

The historical town of Crested Butte, Colorado, is a blast with a ton of past. This rugged town offers up a ton of activities and a charming downtown. So, get your crusty butt there and hit these killer spots.1) Face it, you’re here to ski and it’s pretty easy to get the…(Read More)