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Kids Biking Essentials


Spring has sprung and warmer weather is on the horizon, which means bike season is upon us! As you ready yourself for the transition from turns on spring corn to hero dirt, we have some of the season’s go-to gear to help you bring the little ones along for the ride. Our latest round-up features [...]

Kids Biking Essentials2019-10-01T20:36:10-06:00

Off Roading The Sand Dunes


Article & Photos b y URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of the many gems of the San Luis Valley. Resting on the far east side of the valley below the impressive and rugged Sangre de Cristo peaks, the park boasts impressive environments including a dune field that is home to the tallest [...]

Off Roading The Sand Dunes2019-06-22T12:50:11-06:00

Middle Frisco Multi-Use Trail


Article & Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Visitors to the San Luis Valley have many scenic trails to choose from – including the Rio Grande National Forest’s Middle Frisco Trail (Trail #879, Rio Grande National Forest). This moderately difficult (due to its length and elevation gain) multi-use trail is the perfect destination for day hikes, mountain biking, [...]

Middle Frisco Multi-Use Trail2019-06-22T12:51:50-06:00

Fly Fishing the Upper Rio Grande


Browns, 'Bows, Brookies & Cutthroat - that's what fly fishing in the San Luis Valley is all about! If you're looking for an easy-to-access, trout-packed stream for your next fly fishing destination, consider a visit tot he trail waters of Big Meadows Reservoir in the Rio Grande National Forest. to access, travel west on [...]

Fly Fishing the Upper Rio Grande2019-06-22T12:50:31-06:00

Mountain Biking Penitente Recreation Area


Are you ready for nearly 30 miles of purpose-built mountain biking trails at 8,000 feet above sea level? From rocky canyon lands and slick rock drops to technical ascents, fast and smooth descent, and breath-taking views of the San Luis Valley, the double and single track trails of Penitente Canyon Recreation Area offer riders a [...]

Mountain Biking Penitente Recreation Area2017-04-13T09:44:59-06:00

Fly Fishing Hatch Chart


Fly Fishing Gold These days, a different kind of gold can be found in the San Luis Valley.  The mighty Rio Grande River offers miles of gold medal fishing and some of the most challenging fishing in Colorado.  It's pristine waters, cool mountain air and abundance of fish are the ingredients for a perfect day [...]

Fly Fishing Hatch Chart2019-06-22T12:50:56-06:00

Family Fun Hikes


There are so many family friendly places to explore throughout the San Luis Valley.  Below are some of our favorite spots for a fun family outing, come explore our piece of colorful Colorado! Logo Overlook and Continental Divide 4 mi - Moderate Poage Lake Great Fishing Spot! - 1/4 mi - Easy Del Norte Trails [...]

Family Fun Hikes2019-10-07T16:29:06-06:00

Great Sand Dunes National Monument


Throughout the history of the San Luis Valley one of the most notable and beloved sites has been the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The park became a national monument in 1932 and a national park and preserve in 2000-2004 to protect the park. Many visitors to the park find that their favorite part is [...]

Great Sand Dunes National Monument2017-01-06T20:19:48-07:00