The gorgeous Southwest Colorado mountain town of Durango should come with a warning sign: it’s pretty addictive! It’s hard not to fall in love with the small town feel and want to keep coming back for more year after year.
So how do you know if you are officially hooked on Durango? Here are 21 signs that you are addicted to Durango:
Even before ski season comes around you are already thinking about planning your annual trip.
You know every curve to the Million Dollar Highway.
Whenever you have a long weekend off work, you consider jumping in the car and heading to Durango for a few days.
You have attended Animas River Days (at least once).
You swear the mine train underground to visit the Old Hundred Gold Mine is the best history lesson you have ever had.
The saloon girls at the Diamond Belle Saloon know you by name and the bartender already knows your drink before you order.
You’ve tasted the delicious organic smoothies from Nature’s Oasis.
The ski weather report is available with one touch on an app on your phone, so that you can see within seconds whether the powder in Durango is ideal.
You’ve sampled beers from all of the local breweries in Durango including the Ska Brewing Company, the Steamworks Brewing Company and Carver’s Brewing Company.
You have seen all of the exhibits chronicling Durango’s early days at the Animas Museum,
You’ve taken a journey through the San Juan Mountains on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
You have either stayed at a dude ranch or gone on a horseback riding adventure at Colorado Trails Ranch.
You’ve been brave enough to try the zipline across the river at Soaring Adventures.
All of your stories start with, “This one time, when I was in Durango…”
Downtown Durango’s shops and galleries are so familiar to you that you can walk around without looking at a directory.
You’ve treated yourself to a superb dinner at Sow’s Ear in Silverpick Lodge.
You have lounged in the soaking pools of natural therapeutic mineral water at Pagosa Springs.
Most of the accounts you follow on social media are somewhat Durango related. You love seeing photos of gorgeous mountains in your newsfeed on Instagram and Facebook.
You have visited Durango during at least one of the local festivals, such as the Durango Meltdown, the Summer Jazz Festival, The Cowboy Gathering or Holidazzle.
When you are trying to concentrate at work you find yourself daydreaming about your next visit to Durango.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms you might be on your way to a full fledged Durango addiction. Don’t worry – you’re not the only one. There are many people who are addicted to this town! There is no cure, and the only treatment is to book another getaway to this beautiful mountain destination.