Exploring The West

After moving to Durango I decided to start a list of places I wanted to visit and explore. Many are in the Four Corners and the West.

As I start to visit these places, and blog about them, I’ll update this with links to the posts and pictures. I’m sure the more I learn about the area, the bigger this list will get.

In and Around Durango:

  • Hermosa Creek Mtn Bike Trail
  • Road Apple Mtn Bike Trail (Farmington, NM)
  • Chimney Rock
  • Phil’s World Mtn Bike Trail
  • Engineer Mountain Trail (hiking)
  • Handies Peak (hiking)


  • Silverton, CO
  • Ouray, CO
  • Moab, UT
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Telluride, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Boulder, CO
  • Lake City, CO
  • Taos, NM
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Boise, ID
  • Missoula, MT
  • Bozeman, MT

Outdoors Stuff (Camping, hiking, biking, etc):

  • The Wave, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
  • Monument Valley, AZ
  • Lake Powell, AZ/Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Four Corners Monument
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Chaco National Park
  • Canyon de Chelly National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyion National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Sawtooth National Forest
  • Glacier National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park


  • Pagosa Brewing Company, Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Main Street Brewery, Cortez, CO
  • Coyote J Brewing Company, Cortez, CO
  • Dolores River Brewing, Dolores, CO
  • Silverton Brewery, Silverton, CO
  • Smuggler’s Brewpup, Telluride, CO
  • Ourayle House, Ouray, CO
  • Colorado Boy Pub and Brewery, Ridgeway, CO
  • Smuggler’s Brewpub, Montrose, CO
  • The Eldo, Crested Butte, CO
  • Revolution Brewing, Paonia, CO
  • Gunnison Brewery, Gunnison, CO
  • Crested Butte Brewing, Gunnison, CO
  • Moab Brewery, Moab, UT
  • Wasatch Brewpub, Park City, UT
  • Three Rivers Brewery, Farmington, NM

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