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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)

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Gunnison, Colorado, is a tough little town. Gritty. Old school. But under that sun-baked crust there’s some real charm. We spent a few days roaming around sunny Gunny while it was cold and rainy in the high country, and we almost didn’t want to leave. Here are five ways to find the…(Read More)

Ouray, Colorado

Located at 7,792 feet above sea level, Ouray, Colorado is home to some pretty fabulous spots to drink, eat and get down. Here are some of our favorites for an absolutely killer weekend in Ouray. Colorado Boy Brewing A few miles up the road from Ouray in neighboring Ridgeway, thirsty folks nestle up to…(Read More)

mountain biking Moab

Camp at Gold Bar Rim Campground 10 miles down Potash Road, and nab a spot on the Colorado River. Take a hike at dusk to the incomparable Corona and Bowtie Arch, using ancient Moki steps carved into the sandstone by ancestral Puebloans centuries ago. Back at camp watch the aerial acrobatics of little brown Myotis…(Read More)

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)