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Durango Blues Train

Posted April 27, 2022

The Durango Blues Train is an exciting musical experience consisting of two evenings of live blues on the rails! Bring your crew and join the fun on the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s coal-fired, steam-

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San Juan Huts: Durango to Moab

Posted March 24, 2022

Durango is known to be one of the top biking destinations in the country and is home to some of the best mountain biking trails, and hosts several annual biking events. The San Juan Huts provide mountain bikers with a tough, yet r

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Durango Art Galleries

Posted March 12, 2022

Durango art galleries are a free, fun way to explore the culture and history of southwest Colorado. Local, national and international artists contribute beautiful, intricate pieces to the area's galleries for display and purchase.

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Conquer the Colorado Trail from Durango

Posted March 2, 2022

The Colorado Trail is a 486-mile long-distance trail that connects southwest Denver to Durango, Colorado. Most hikers who choose to set out on the Colorado Trail start in Denver, but there are lots of benefits to beginning in Dura

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Explore the Wonder of the Weminuche Wilderness


Colorado is known for its natural splendor. The Weminuche Wilderness might be the best example of natural beauty in the entire state. As the largest wilderness area in Colorado, the Weminuche Wilderness spans nearly 500,000 acres

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Ice Lake Basin: Hike To Southwest Colorado’s Ice Lakes


The Ice Lake Basin is becoming one of the most popular hikes in the San Juan National Forest to see the majestic ice lakes. It’s easy to see why. The trail gains an exhilarating 3,000 feet in elevation just 3.75 miles, which mea

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Get Ready to Ride: The Iron Horse Classic

Posted February 28, 2022

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is Colorado’s largest, oldest and most renowned cycling event. There is no other event like it in the state. It will return from May 25-27, 2024. Find the schedule of events on our event page.

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Top Hiking Trails In & Around Durango

Posted February 16, 2022

With spring approaching, it is the perfect time to get out outdoors and experience the amazing hiking opportunities in Durango. There are strenuous hikes for those who want to test their limits. For those just wanting to see a vie

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Durango Brew Train

Posted January 15, 2022

Please Note: This event will not be offered in 2023. Please check back for future event dates. The Durango Brew Train is a highlight of the fall season in Southwest Colorado, and in 2019 the Brew Train has expanded to include 9

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Purgatory Resort + Skiing Near Durango

Posted January 8, 2022

When winter weather takes over Durango there are plenty of things to do. Satisfy your sense of adventure with some exhilarating skiing near Durango. There is a place for all levels of skiers within 30 minutes drive from downtown.

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Silverton Skijoring

Posted December 24, 2021

At high noon in February each year on Blair Street in Silverton, spectators can witness a sport unlike any other: Skijoring. Free and open to the public to watch, Silverton Skijoring is a local showing of a competitive sport previ

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7 Ways To Get Cheap Lift Tickets

Posted December 9, 2021

Skiing in Durango is a popular activity for many visitors. While it is a great way to make memories with family and friends, the costs of a ski trip begin to add up quickly. But don't worry, there are plenty of ways to save money

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Learn About the Legend of Animas Forks

Posted November 15, 2021

There’s some haunting history up in the San Juan Mountains. Animas Forks has been abandoned for more than 100 years, but is one of the most well-preserved ghost towns in the Western U.S. [one_half_first]

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Drive Back in Time on the Trail of the Ancients

Posted October 11, 2021

There’s no denying the beauty of the American Southwest region. One way to experience the mountain vistas and sandstone landscapes carved by the winds of time is to cruise along the Trail of the Ancients. [one_ha

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Explore 4 National Parks in Colorado


You’ll find something to enjoy at the four national parks in Colorado regardless of your interests or what you love about the outdoors. From wildlife to miles of trails for hiking to prehistoric marvels, there is truly something

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Top 5 Running Trails in Durango

Posted September 1, 2021

Taking up trail running can be a great way to see new parts of Durango. It is a sport that can be great for all ages whether competitive or recreational. Lace up your running shoes, and head out to one of our Top 5 Running Trails

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Best Restaurants for Takeout in Durango

Posted August 16, 2021

More and more visitors are taking advantage of the restaurants offering takeout in Durango takeout. It's a great way to enjoy the convenience, time-savings and flexibility of dining back in the hotel room or to enjoy picnic lunch

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Facts About The Ancestral Puebloans Of The Four Corners

Posted June 29, 2021

Ancestral Puebloans were the people who lived in the famous cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde and other ruins in the Four Corners region about 1400 years ago. Their descendents now comprise the modern Pueblo tribes of the Hopi, Zuni,

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Hovenweep National Monument: History & Mystery

Posted June 28, 2021

Hovenweep National Monument may be one of the most history-rich and mystery-filled destinations in the Four Corners. Nestled right on the line between Colorado and Utah, you’ll find 6 prehistoric villages at Hovenweep. The villa

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Colorado Ruins: Historic Sites In The Four Corners

Posted June 27, 2021

Colorado ruins paint rich pictures of a rich past. You’ll find many historic sites and timeworn relics across the Centennial State, all adding to the region’s allure and annals. Many of the best Colorado ruins are just a short

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