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Full Moon Hike – Sand Canyon

  Join SJMA and a BLM archaeologist to hike through the moon-lit Sand Canyon while learning about the human history of the area. From sunset to moonrise, hikers will visit several of the ruins, discovering how ancient people wove themselves into this landscape. When: April 26, 2021 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Where: Sand Canyon Trailhead;  Heading

Colorado Public Lands Day – Crosscut Training

  SJMA and Retired Wilderness Ranger Anne Dal Vera will be hosting a crosscut saw training as a celebration of Colorado Public Lands Day! In light of the ever present need to keep trails clear and accessible across our mountains, we will be training sawyers who can assist with this effort. Participants will need a

Colorado Public Lands Day – “Feel the Burn” Interpretive Mountain Bike Ride

  Celebrate Colorado Public Lands day by learning about forest health. Join SJMA and the Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative for an educational mountain bike ride through Boggy Draw. Rolling through ponderosa pine forests, we’ll learn some of the common plants, how these forests are adapted to wildfire, about the goals and effects of management

Sand Canyon Interpretive Hike

  Join SJMA and local expert, Al Schneider, for an educational walk through Sand Canyon with the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Participants will learn detailed information about the native flora, the fragile desert environment, and why Leave No Trace principles are so important. We plan to stop for lunch/snack during the hike. All

Spring Seminar Part 2: Explore the Essentials of Day Hiking

  What are the essentials to have a fun, safe and responsible hike in the backcountry? Certain equipment deserves space in every pack. Join local hiking enthusiast and naturalist, Karen Hickerson, and SJMA's Director of Visitor Information, Priscilla Sherman, who will be presenting for local gear shop, Durango Outdoor Exchange, to learn hiking essentials as