Backcountry Experience

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About Backcountry Experience

Located in the “big tin hut” in the heart of Durango, Backcountry Experience has spent nearly three decades equipping people for outdoor adventures with the best customer service in the region.

Local owner, Ben Rockis, and our enthusiastic Crows work hard to maintain the highest levels of service and support for the Backcountry family of customers. We’re constantly on the lookout for unique, quality products that help make the most of your mountain adventures. At Backcountry Experience, you know you can find a cutting edge backpack, the latest in ski technology, and that hard-to-find brand of gear right next to the classic premium hiking boots. We are the first Osprey Pro Shop in the country and offer every pack in every size and color. We specialize in self-propelled backcountry travel and offer everything you need with:

  • The best outdoor footwear and boot fitting department in the region

  • Comprehensive backpack selection

  • Unique alpine touring, telemark, and Nordic ski offering

  • Complete climbing section for bouldering, sport, trad, aid and alpine

  • The best technical apparel for any climate

  • Camping essentials, large and small

Whatever you need, the Backcountry Crows will help you find it fast and fit it perfectly. We also offer rentals and demos on the latest gear so you can try it before you buy it.

We are happy to guarantee your satisfaction with our products and services. That commitment has made Backcountry Experience a local’s favorite and winner of the Durango Chamber of Commerce “Best Small Business of 2009” award. Stop by the hut sometime to swap adventure stories with us. The Backcountry Experience family has become pretty big over the last twenty-seven years, but there’s always room for one more.