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Fat Biking 4 Seasons of Fun!

2019-05-16T13:24:50-06:00

Fat Biking - 4 Seasons of Fun! Article & Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Have you seen the fat tire bikes cruising in, around and above the San Luis Valley? With miles upon miles of multi-use trail, single and double track, and forest roads to explore, maybe it’s time to see [...]

Fat Biking 4 Seasons of Fun!2019-05-16T13:24:50-06:00

Tour Time Lobo Overlook

2019-02-11T18:19:32-06:00

Tour Time - Lobo Overlook Article & Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo For winter adventurers seeking a moderately difficult tour via cross-country skis or other touring setups (e.g., AT, telemark, splitboard), consider the route from the Continental Divide to Lobo Overlook. “Lobo”, spanish for wolf, is the name given to the [...]

Tour Time Lobo Overlook2019-02-11T18:19:32-06:00

New Adventures for 2019: 5 Winter Adventuring Tips

2019-02-11T17:50:56-06:00

New Adventures for 2019: 5 Winter Adventuring Tips Article and Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo With seemingly countless miles of easily-accessible trails in the region, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are great ways to stay fit while exploring the Upper Rio Grande region. Here are 5 tips to get you on the [...]

New Adventures for 2019: 5 Winter Adventuring Tips2019-02-11T17:50:56-06:00

SLV Winter Star Gazing

2017-11-13T20:18:34-06:00

Article and Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo If you are interested in exploring some of the country’s darkest night skies, the San Luis Valley (SLV) is the perfect place in winter! The Milky Way and winter constellations like Orion and Canis Major (also featuring the brightest star, Sirius) are prominent features [...]

SLV Winter Star Gazing2017-11-13T20:18:34-06:00

Big Meadows Reservoir XC Skiing

2017-11-13T19:40:43-06:00

Article and Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Cross-country skiing is a great way to stay active during the snowy winter months, but it can also be an opportunity to explore new places. The San Luis Valley and surrounding San Juan Mountains features XC-ski-only trails as well as multi-use forest roads and [...]

Big Meadows Reservoir XC Skiing2017-11-13T19:40:43-06:00

Winter Hikes in Penitente Canyon

2017-11-13T19:31:05-06:00

Article and Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Hikers and snowshoers have a plethora of trails options in the area. From the San Luis Valley floor to the peaks along the Continental Divide, visitors can explore trails leading to frozen waterfalls, passing through sun-warmed canyon walls, and leading to scenic vistas all [...]

Winter Hikes in Penitente Canyon2017-11-13T19:31:05-06:00

Winter Fun with Kids!

2019-02-11T18:04:38-06:00

Article and Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo So you’re new parents and you want to keep outdoor activity high on the list all year long, right? Or, maybe you’re well-seasoned caretakers looking for a new outdoor experience for the little ones? Whatever your title or outdoor goals, winter is as great [...]

Winter Fun with Kids!2019-02-11T18:04:38-06:00

Winter Fly Fishing

2017-11-13T19:14:58-06:00

Article and Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Interested in getting on the water during the cold months? Well, the Rio Grande is sure to please fishing enthusiasts willing to take on chilly (and down-right freezing) fall and winter temperatures! Surprisingly, while air temperatures can drop to the single and sub-zero double-digits [...]

Winter Fly Fishing2017-11-13T19:14:58-06:00

Winter Gear Guide

2017-11-10T21:44:30-06:00

Article & Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Temperatures and weather conditions are wide-ranging on a fall or winter day in Rio Grande country; from 45 degrees and sunny to single digits and snowing, and even to sub-zero temps (and everything in between). While you’re playing and exploring the area, prepare yourself [...]

Winter Gear Guide2017-11-10T21:44:30-06:00

Avalanche Safety

2017-09-26T13:16:14-06:00

Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors in Upper Rio Grande, but it also requires a little extra knowledge, planning and attentiveness to do it safely. An average of six people die in avalanches every year in Colorado and there have been eight avalanche fatalities in the Upper Rio Grande over the [...]

Avalanche Safety2017-09-26T13:16:14-06:00