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Check out snow on Grand Mesa as Grand Valley temperatures creep upward

By Bill Haggerty

We discovered a couple feet of snow in the trees earlier this week on a short trip to Grand Mesa National Forest. It’s melting fast, though. My buddy Ray Gooch confirmed this spring’s runoff as he sat in his truck near Vega Dam at ...


Monument offers free entry this weekend

By Staff

This weekend marks the first of two fee-free weekends this summer at Colorado National Monument. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that National Park Service sites are waiving entrance fees this weekend and on Aug. 14-15 to ...


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Rising Lake Powell makes fishing a bit harder

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,623 msl Water Temperature 63-69 F PAGE, Ariz. — Lake Powell is coming up at a rate of 3-4 inches per day which makes fishing the shoreline a bit more difficult. In these conditions bass are still very active but it is ...


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Taking trek to Cactus Park is tough ride, but worth the trip

By Bill Haggerty

Cactus Park Road leads to Cactus Park Trail head at the edge of the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area and it lives up to its name. Cactus thrives in this high altitude desert south of downtown Grand Junction. According to the odometer on my ...


Highline, Fruita state parks full for Memorial Day weekend

By Staff

Only halfway through May and already campsites at Colorado’s state parks are filling for the Memorial Day weekend. Vega State Park has campsites available Highline Lake, Fruita and Rifle Falls are among the state parks no longer ...


Gunnison River to reach peak flows May 18

By Dave Buchanan

The Bureau of Reclamation announced Monday that flows in the Gunnison River through the Black Canyon will be increased to 3,883 cubic feet per second for a 24-hour period projected for May 18. Increasing (or ramping up) the flows by about 500 ...


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Knowles Canyon has all the perks we seek, plus an awesome wilderness experience

By Bill Haggerty

At first glance, Knowles Canyon looks like any other drop-dead gorgeous red-rock canyon in this spectacular country surrounding us. Upon further investigation, it is a drop-dead gorgeous red-rock canyon that also provides a true wilderness ...


Tularemia suspected in deaths of beavers

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado wildlife officials are blaming water-borne tularemia for the deaths of several beavers in San Miguel and Gilpin counties. “Seeing two small outbreaks in different parts of the state at the same time is probably just a ...


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Grants improve trails across state

By Dave Buchanan

Eighteen grants to promote and maintain volunteer trail-building efforts in Colorado were awarded recently by the Colorado State Parks Non-Motorized Trails Grant Program. The grants, worth a total of $1.4 million, are funded by GOCO, the ...


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Come battle me and my buddies in Serpents Trail Centennial Challenge

By Bill Haggerty

How many times can you hike up and down historic Serpents Trail on the Colorado National Monument in five hours? Wanna bet? Meet me on the monument next Saturday and you’ll have a chance to test your endurance against me and a bunch ...


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