May 18 -20 - Spring Sale & Flea Market

If you're looking for big deals on outdoor gear, this is the event to find 'em! Our Spring Sale & Flea Market is back with huge discounts on hiking, camping, climbing, and skiing equipment and apparel. The sale starts on Friday and will ramp up over the weekend.*


We'll also have our community outdoor flea market on SATURDAY ONLY. Buy, sell, and barter used gear. You make the sale; you keep the cash. If you're interested in selling your used gear, setup in the Backcountry Experience parking lot beginning at 8:45 on Saturday, May 19.


*This event is in-store only, so plan a trip to Durango, Colorado if you don't live here!. Discounts will not be offered online. 


May 29 - Outdoor Book Club Meeting - "On Trails" by Robert Moor

In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing—combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde’s The Gift.

Grab your copy at Maria's Bookshop for 15% off, then come prepared to discuss!


June 29 - July 1 - Colorado Trail Days

Colorado Trail Days is a 3-day celebration of the outdoors, featuring free clinics on backpacking and wilderness skills, gear demos, prizes, live music, and more. We'll be giving away some awesome swag from Osprey Packs, Outdoor Research, MSR and more. Whether you're a day-hiker, thru-hiker, or all-around lover of the outdoors, CT Days is a great opportunity to spruce up on your outdoor skills, win some prizes, and meet new hiking buddies. Proceeds from tickets and prize drawings benefit Trails 2000.