Basecamp Pagosa Springs

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The Ute name Paghosa has been translated as Pah gosah as “healing waters.” The municipality of Pahgosa Springs (elevation 7,126 feet) is the only town in Archuleta County in Southern Colorado, of which 65% is either national forrest, wilderness area, …

Basecamp: Durango

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Durango is one of the few towns on the Western Slope that was organized by a railroad.  Named after Durango, Mexico, the Denver and Rio Grande Rail Road organized Durango on the Animas River in 1880. The goal was to …

Basecamp Palisade

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Located at the eastern edge of the Grand Valley, Palisade is the “peach capitol of Colorado.” When settlement was allowed in the 1880’s, agriculture was the primary mover of economic activity. Today, Palisade rests on the foundation of agriculture, yielding …

Basecamp Fruita

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Located on the western edge of the Grand Valley, Furita is the perfect basecamp for riding the Kokopelli Trail and surfing the Colorado into Utah. Settlement began in the 1880’s with town founder William Pabor, with incorporation in 1844. In …

Basecamp: Moab

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Located in Southeastern Utah, Moab is the center of three season activity.   Arches National Park Arches National Park Guide Pdf Canyonlands National Park Canyonlands National Park Guide Pdf   One of the river fords for the Old Spanish Trail, …

Basecamp: Cortez

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Founded in 1886, Cortez was established for the men working on bringing irrigation water from the Dolores River into the Montezuma Valley. Cortez is located on the “Main Branch” of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail and the Trail of …