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.