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Joys of backpacking into the backcountry

By Julie Norman

Prime backpacking season is upon us, and perhaps you’re considering heading out for your first foray into the world of backcountry camping. You’ve seen the allure of carrying your home on your back and aren’t in the least ...


Head to Grand Mesa to escape heat, haze

By Staff

Temperatures here in the valley are in the 90s as hot winds have blown smoke and haze from fires in Utah, Nevada and California into our happy valley. It’s filled with bad juju. Time to get out, and our destination is staring at us in ...


Take a hike: CCA looking for trail monitors

By Dave Buchanan

If you really need another excuse to hike in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, here is one more. Colorado Canyons Association, the nonprofit group fostering community stewardship for National Conservation Lands in western Colorado, ...


History in this hike

By Bill Haggerty

The first thing most visitors to the area will notice is Nine Mile Canyon is 40 miles long. The second thing most visitors will notice is Nine Mile Canyon is an incredible outdoor museum. The third thing they’ll most likely notice is, ...


Devil’s delight

By Staff

I don’t know what the devil got into me, but I took a bunch of folks who are not used to such things hiking into Devil’s Canyon and the Fruita Paleontological Area. Turns out, it was OK. No one got lost. No one fell. No one ...


Where are the rattlesnakes?

By Bill Haggerty

It’s hard to say what keeps tourists at bay. Maybe it’s just a name. Now, I don’t want to jump into a Chamber-of-Commerce-type argument about whether we should rename Colorado National Monument, but how about Rattlesnake ...

Number, please: 
Taking your 
phone for a hike

By Dave Buchanan

The world is getting smaller, thanks in great part to the way we see the world. Emerging with the growth of cellphones and other electronic devices is software adapting high-tech to traditional outdoor activities. Whether you Google a route ...


Get there before it’s hot!

By Bill Haggerty

The seasons changed again last week. Before it happens once more and temperatures hit 100, now might be a good time to race up to Colorado National Monument for a five-mile loop hike between Monument and Wedding Canyons. Or, if you’re ...



By Bill Haggerty

“You may not share my point of view, or see the world the way I do, I hope it doesn’t matter much to you.”  — Raul Malo, Sinners and Saints, 2010 From my point of view, the San Rafael Swell is, well, ...

Old Spanish lecture

By Dave Buchanan

The lure of the Old Spanish Trail continues, more than 150 years since traders worked their way across some of the most barren stretches of the American West, including parts of western Colorado near Grand Junction. Tonight at 7 p.m., ...

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