We encourage you to support the following businesses, organizations and online magazines who are among our favorites.


Our Partners

  • Avenza Maps – Provider of digital maps for download for both online or offline use. All amTopo maps are available for purchase through the Avenza Maps App available for Android and Apple devices.
  • San Juan Mountains Association-Promoters of outdoor education, stewardship and information and official non-profit partner for public lands in Southwest Colorado, with retail locations in Durango, Pagosa Springs and Dolores, Colorado.
  • Gardenswartz – Outdoor gear specialists with two locations in Durango, Colorado.


Other Retailers

  • Osprey Packs – High-quality outdoor backpacks, hydration packs and more. Retailers located nationwide.


Groups / Organizations

  • Tonto National Forest – Get the latest road conditions, alerts, and recreational information from America’s fifth largest forest ranging from the beautiful Sonoran Desert to the high country of Arizona’s Mogollon Rim.
  • The Arizona Trail Association – The experts on this gorgeous through-trail. Learn about volunteer opportunities, get detailed information about each trail section, and special events.
  • Continental Divide Trail Coalition – Non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, promoting and preserving the 3,100-mile Continental Divide National Scenic Trail from Mexico to Canada.
  • Mountainfilm Telluride – See remarkable films with outdoor, adventure, and environmental themes and join a passionate community. Be prepared to have your mind blown.
  • Pacific Crest Trail Association – Focused on education, preservation and promotion of the Pacific Crest Trail so that generations to come will be able to enjoy a true wilderness adventure.


Online Magazines / Blogs

  • High Country News – If you care about issues affecting the West, you MUST read this newspaper.
  • Hit the Trail – Everything you need to know to plan a visit to the Grand Canyon and other hot spots in the Southwest. Includes information about accommodations, weather, appropriate gear, local outfitters, news.
  • Seattle Backpackers Magazine – “The Place to Go When You Can’t Go Backpacking.”  Outdoor-themed articles, gear reviews, travel information, news and much more.
  • Earthline: The American West – This excellent hiking and climbing blog by Debra Van Winegarden provides highly-detailed, descriptive trip reports for areas throughout the Western United States, with special emphasis on the La Plata Mountains of Southwest Colorado.



  • Vishnu Temple Press – Some fabulous books (history, memoirs, travel) and map guides that provide a wealth of information about the spectacular Grand Canyon and surrounding Colorado Plateau.