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New Mexico Green Chile

Green Chile Highway

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Durango writer and green chile aficionado Margaret Hedderman hits the road to discover the best green chile cheeseburger in the Land of Enchantment. By Margaret Hedderman There is a ghost town clustered around a narrow road in the Ortiz Mountains of New Mexico known almost exclusively for two things: A John Travolta movie and the…(Read More)

 How to explore Bears Ears National Monument and surrounding areas While we’ve all heard plenty about Bears Ears National Monument in in southeastern Utah, we don’t all know much about it. Those who do have wandered among its labyrinths of canyons and mesas, gazed silently at ancient ruins, climbed tall cracked cliff faces…(Read More)

Paddleboarding the San Juan River during a family vacation

How to be parents and still have a life. Words by Brandon Mathis, Photos by Bee Alaine Mathis Your family vacation doesn’t have to be boring. Ask these families who took their children on a multi-day raft trip down the San Juan River. These kids turn a river trip with the folks into…(Read More)

Put this charmer in the mountains of Northern Arizona on your bucket list.  words and photos by Katie Kelley Pine is a one-of-a-kind adventure playground. You would miss it in the blink of an eye if you didn’t know it was there. That being said, Pine residents enjoy the magical secret…(Read More)

Mother’s Day kayak and raft tradition still splashing after 60 years photos by Britt Runyon Pilar, New Mexico – the Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Races, the second oldest organized river race in the country, will once again host kayakers and rafters, canoers, spectators, campers and Dutch Oven Cookoff competitors from May 11 to…(Read More)

A first timer’s guide to this colorful cultural high desert city. by Morgan Tilton Seriously fresh eggs. Seriously.  Bite into El Pinto’s Huevos Rancheros with a side of the fire-roasted green and spicy red chiles. In 2016, the brother-owned, 55-year-old family restaurant introduced the nation’s only hen-laying…(Read More)

Colorado Ice Climbing at it’s best: Silverton. Ice climbing Silverton: With an elevation of more than 9,000 feet above sea level, Silverton Colorado is one of the most celebrated destinations in the U.S. when it come stop ice climbing. Surrounded by many 13 and even some 14 thousand foot peaks, alpine snows…(Read More)

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Camp dance party

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We like a nice impromptu camp dance parties in the middle of the desert to stay warm on cold nights. Turns out that a little Saturday night fever can generate quite a lot of heat, considering that the energy expended can burn up to 450 calories per hour. On a chilly night 40 miles outside…(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)

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