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Multi-Adventure Weekends

2019-05-07T16:19:01-06:00

If you’re anything like me, the weekend can’t come soon enough. Thankfully, for those “weekend warriors” out there, the region has countless opportunities to explore, learn and play. From solo hikes to family fishing adventures, here are two winter destinations and some helpful tips to make your multi-adventure weekend happen! Snowshoeing & Ice Fishing at [...]

Multi-Adventure Weekends2019-05-07T16:19:01-06:00

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

Backcountry Overnights

2019-05-07T17:42:30-06:00

The Colorado backcountry is a great place to explore when temperatures go down and snow accumulations go up. But what’s the best way to get first runs in untouched powder? Plan an overnight backcountry trip! The Rio Grande National Forest and surrounding area features several USFS and privately managed yurts and cabins for winter [...]

Backcountry Overnights2019-05-07T17:42:30-06:00

Winter Gear Guide

2019-05-29T21:59:52-06:00

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 Guide2019-05-29T21:59:52-06:00

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

Rio Grande National Forest Trail Guide for La Jara, CO

2017-05-21T16:52:20-06:00

  Hiking  Snowmobile Motocycle - Single Track Horse Riding Cross Country Skiing ATV - Less Than 50" Wide Mountain Biking   No. Name Miles Long Elevation Difficulty Uses 706 Big Lake Trail 2.2 N/A N/A 742 Empedrado Lake Trail  6.3 N/A N/A 704 Silver Mountain Trail  12.2 8800 - 11800 Easy - Moderate 737 Willow Mountain Trail  11.4 N/A [...]

Rio Grande National Forest Trail Guide for La Jara, CO2017-05-21T16:52:20-06:00

Rio Grande National Forest Trail Guide for Creede, CO

2017-05-18T16:57:15-06:00

  Hiking   Snowmobile  Motocycle - Single Track  Horse Riding  Cross Country Skiing  ATV - Less Than 50" Wide  Mountain Biking No. Name Miles Long Elevation Difficulty Uses 787 Bear Town Trail 5.4 11200 - 12700 N/A 806 Deep Creek Trail 18.0 8700 - 11400 Mod - Difficult 916 East Fk. Middle [...]

Rio Grande National Forest Trail Guide for Creede, CO2017-05-18T16:57:15-06:00

Rio Grande National Forest Trail Guide for Blanca, CO

2017-05-18T15:38:09-06:00

  Hiking   Snowmobile  Motocycle - Single Track  Horse Riding  Cross Country Skiing  ATV - Less Than 50" Wide  Mountain Biking No. Name Miles Long Elevation Difficulty Uses 886 Blanca Peak Trail 7.0 8800 - 14,345 Mod - Difficult 887 Medano Lake Trail 4.0 9600 - 11500 Easy - Mod 883 Mosca [...]

Rio Grande National Forest Trail Guide for Blanca, CO2017-05-18T15:38:09-06:00

Rio Grande National Forest Trail Guide for Antonito, CO

2017-05-18T15:26:42-06:00

  Hiking   Snowmobile  Motocycle - Single Track  Horse Riding  Cross Country Skiing  ATV - Less Than 50" Wide  Mountain Biking No. Name Miles Long Elevation Difficulty Uses  N/A Alverjones Trail 1.1 N/A N/A 721.1 Bear Lake Cutoff Trail 2.2 N/A N/A 721 Bear Lake Trail 3.34 9700 - 11500 Mod - [...]

Rio Grande National Forest Trail Guide for Antonito, CO2017-05-18T15:26:42-06:00