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5 Tips for Visiting Mesa Verde National Park

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Want to make the most of your Mesa Verde experience? Denise, the Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours professional tour guide (and former Mesa Verde park ranger) shared her insider’s perspective on the park with us to help make the most of your vacation. 1. “Must-see” features of Mesa Verde With 5,000 archeological sites and 600…

Whitewater Rafting with Children: Top 5 Tips

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Whitewater rafting can be an adventure for the entire family with a bit of planning. Here are the top 5 things to consider when planning a whitewater trip with children. Age Follow the age and size guidelines recommended by your guide. Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours allows children as young as 4 to adventure with…

Leave No Trace – Adventure Responsibly

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There is no denying that Colorado is beautiful. Its snow-capped peaks, rushing whitewater, and outback terrain draw in thousands of tourists and locals alike to connect with nature. Whether you are a native or a visitor, it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect the land. The Leave No Trace – Care for Colorado campaign hopes to preserve…

Durango Area Hot Springs

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After an invigorating day of hiking, paddling through rapids, or tackling the outback terrain in an RZR, nothing soothes your tired muscles quite like a good hot soak. Fortunately, Colorado has an abundance of natural hot springs, including the Durango area. What exactly are hot springs? Hot springs are geothermally heated groundwater. Individual hot springs…

Exploring Colorado Ghost Towns

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The Durango area is beloved for its rafting, hiking, and off-roading adventures, but its rich history and rugged terrain offer you another type of adventure – exploration. If you’ve ever romanticized Old West history or wanted to unleash your inner Indiana Jones, Durango’s ghost towns are for you. Hundreds of former mining and mill towns…

Durango Jeep Trails

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  Jeeps and Colorado go together like peanut butter and jelly. Want to go off the beaten path and experience the exhilaration of conquering rugged country and enjoy scenery inaccessible by car? Jeeps are the answer. We offer you two great options for off-road. Take a Jeep tour with our experienced outback drivers or rent…

Durango – Get Outside!

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Outdoor Adventure Nestled in southwest Colorado not far from the San Juan National Forest, Durango is well-known for its winter sports and summer adventures. Experiencing the outdoors is a way of life in Durango. From skiing and snowboarding during the winter to whitewater rafting and zip-lining in the summer, Durango offers outdoor adventure at its…

Things to Do in Silverton

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No trip to southwest Colorado would be complete without a visit to the historic mining town of Silverton. Part of the scenic San Juan Skyway, Silverton is a national historic landmark. As a destination of the steam-powered Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the town offers a fun and unique glimpse into the past. In…

Stand Up Paddleboards and Inflatable Kayaks

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Whitewater rafting in Durango is fantastic, but there’s more than one way to experience the refreshing mountain waters. Stand Up Paddleboards Rent a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) to experience the calmer lakes in the Durango area….

Be Ready for Your White Water Rafting Trip

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  There is no shortage of things to do in Durango, CO, whether you’re a curious traveler hoping to explore Mesa Verde National Park and learn about ancient civilizations or you’re an adrenaline junky ready to find a new adventure. No matter what big plans you have for your next trip to southern Colorado, Durango…