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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)

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)

Santa Fe Adventure Pro

Lured by good skiing, green chile and a dose of sun in the Land of Enchantment, we headed to Santa Fe, New Mexico. And that’s exactly what we found. A weekend getaway in this centuries-old capital city is like taking a trip around the world, just 45 minutes from Albuquerque. Mild winter temperatures…(Read More)

Alamosa, Colorado

Five things to do makes for one killer weekend in Alamosa, Colorado. Check it out. 1) Tap the San Luis Time for a siesta? Swing in this rustic brick brew pub and nestle up to a Valle Caliente. The brewers at SLV Brew take their award-winning Mexican Lager and run let it soak up…(Read More)

Aztec, New Mexico

Where in the Universe is Aztec, New Mexico? It’s just south of the Colorado border, south enough that the distant mountains to the north give way to arid badlands and sandstone shapes that are out of this world. A rustic charming town full of beauty blooming just beneath the surface. 1) Aztec arches It…(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)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has spoken, and the outlook for winter 2015-16 has powder written all over it. In fact, many forecasters believe this winter could bring the strongest El Niño in 50 years. To get you psyched, we picked some out the best places to ride in the Southwest, so…(Read More)

Looking for a sweet place to crash? Check out these sweet pads, from refined alpine cottages to a desert trailer with a view.Harness the energy of northern New Mexico. Abiquiu, New Mexico is a desert oasis. In this unique landscape, the light bends over mesas and melts horizons, and this passive solar, adobe casita…(Read More)

After a disastrous accident flooded southwestern Colorado’s Animas River with contaminated mining waste water, locals and visitors to the area have been looking elsewhere to cast a fly. We stopped by Duranglers Flies and Supplies, who have been guiding and outfitting anglers since 1983. With permits on every good creek, river and stream within…(Read More)

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