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Durango Colorado Mountain Bike Trails

Durango Colorado Mountain Bike Trails

Durangoans are blessed with the opportunity of cycling from their doorsteps to any one of a number of tasty singletrack trails within a matter of minutes, and this moderate loop starting at Chapman Hill is a prime example of that. Chapman Hill is named for Colton Chapman, one of a group of rabid skiing enthusiasts who lived in Durango in the early 1940s. Like skiers everywhere, this group decided they needed some assistance getting to the top of their local hill and started to build a towcable. Chapman took charge of the operation. Later, he was known to promote skiing among kids in town, helping them make skis out of old barrels. (This led to the Great Barrel Shortage of ’47.) As a ski hill, Chapman is pitiful. Somewhat better for sledding. It gets a lot of sun and not much snow. If they think up some new extreme sport that involves gravity and mud, Chapman will be at the epicenter. For quite some time now, of course, cyclists have claimed the hill, and epic velodramas have been played out here. The annual Iron Horse Mountain Bike Classic, one of the biggest mountain bike events in the world, uses Chapman as a start/finish for its crosscountry races and as a staging area for its festival, expo, and dual slalom. The muddy, rocky slope of Chapman Hill has been marked with the tread patterns of the greatest cyclists in the world, as well massive crowds of courageous sport class racers. Now it’s your turn. Trail Surface: 96% singletrack, with some widetrack and a tiny bit of pavement.

Durangoans are blessed with the opportunity of cycling from their doorsteps to any one of a number of tasty singletrack trails within a matter of minutes, and this moderate loop starting at Chapman Hill is a prime example of that. Chapman Hill is named for Colton Chapman, one of a group of rabid skiing enthusiasts who lived in Durango in the early 1940s. Like skiers everywhere, this group decided they needed some assistance getting to the top of their local hill and started to build a towcable. Chapman took charge of the operation. Later, he was known to promote skiing among kids in town, helping them make skis out of old barrels. (This led to the Great Barrel Shortage of ’47.) As a ski hill, Chapman is pitiful. Somewhat better for sledding. It gets a lot of sun and not much snow. If they think up some new extreme sport that involves gravity and mud, Chapman will be at the epicenter. For quite some time now, of course, cyclists have claimed the hill, and epic velodramas have been played out here. The annual Iron Horse Mountain Bike Classic, one of the biggest mountain bike events in the world, uses Chapman as a start/finish for its crosscountry races and as a staging area for its festival, expo, and dual slalom. The muddy, rocky slope of Chapman Hill has been marked with the tread patterns of the greatest cyclists in the world, as well massive crowds of courageous sport class racers. Now it’s your turn. Trail Surface: 96% singletrack, with some widetrack and a tiny bit of pavement.

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Types of River Rafts

Types of River Rafts

Flatwater rafts are made for calm rivers and generally offer stability for viewing scenery and wildlife, and for leisure activities. These craft are often rather large and accommodate up to 16 rafters, though some very large touring designs carry up to 26 people. Because these rafts are often used for guided river tours, they are controlled by a single oarsmen, who often stands at a central helm. Very large versions may require two guides who handle single oars at opposite ends of the craft. The flat, nonbailing design and heavy materials of these boats make them stable enough to provide a completely dry river trip, and afford a steady platform for photography.

The purpose of the whitewater raft is vastly different from its flatwater cousin. Whitewater tours generally involve large groups of rafters, each handling a paddle, that plunge into rough water. Rafters on these tours are often looking for a refreshing drench. To cope with constant waves, whitewater boats usually come equipped with selfbailing floors that allow water to escape from inside the raft. Large pontoons provide the flotation. Like scenic boats, whitewater rafts emphasize stability to cope with powerful currents and obstacles.

Small, packable, inflatable river rafts are popular among hikers and minimalist river enthusiasts. These light, comparatively agile craft allow rafters to negotiate backcountry waterways and even to design a hybrid trip of rafting and hiking. The rafts also provide individuals an affordable and transportable way of enjoying the river that does not require the storage space of firmhulled boats.

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