Durango, Colorado Boasts an Average 320 Days of Sunshine Per Year
Open Sky maintains two base camps: one in southwestern Colorado and one in southeastern Utah. As the hub of operations, Durango strikes a good balance between accessibility to the backcountry and proximity to the necessities of civilization. Thus we are able to provide our students with a safe, yet effective wilderness experience.
Durango and the surrounding area enjoy an ideal four-season climate with moderate temperatures and over 300 days of sun per year. Our expansive course area covers all facets of the regional landscape, from jagged alpine peaks with wildflower-filled meadows in Colorado to red-rock canyons and cacti in Utah. Occupying these two distinctly different and uniquely beautiful locations, Open Sky provides a dynamic and inspiring wilderness experience while building emotional strength and security. Open Sky is fortunate to have year-round access to abundant public and private land throughout the Four Corners region, allowing us maximum flexibility to operate our program.