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The Rochester Hotel’s Secret Garden Concert Series

Supporting Non-Profit Organizations Around The Community

Live music, food vendors and drinks, all while surrounded by the divine scenery of Rochester's Secret Garden. Every year the Rochester Hotel hosts its Secret Garden Concert series to raise money for nonprofit organizations in the Durango area. This year's series at The Rochester Hotel kicks off June 26.

Summer Concert Series

The concert series benefits the nonprofit community and promotes Durango’s talented music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and musical talent every Wednesday night. There will be a bar and food vendors at each event. We encourage you to attend as many concerts as you can since all proceeds are split between participating nonprofits at the end of the summer. Come out & support your community organizations in Durango!

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The Secret Garden at The Rochester Hotel

Tucked away behind The Rochester, the Secret Garden typically offers a quiet space in the middle of Durango to relax and refresh. On occasion, the Secret Garden is the site for exciting events and concerts like the Summer Concert Series. It is a picturesque, back-yard style venue perfect for gathering small crowds. Guests are surrounded by beautiful historic bricking, green trees and bright colored flowers while they listen to local musicians and support a good cause.

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About The Rochester

Luxurious accommodations in the spirit of the Old West, all conveniently located in downtown Durango. Built in 1892, the historic Rochester Hotel is situated on a beautifully landscaped site featuring a flower-filled courtyard, perfect for enjoying a summer evening with live music. Guests enjoy free onsite parking, a full gourmet breakfast, afternoon cookies, and complimentary cruiser bicycles. Book your stay today!

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2019 Summer Concert Series Schedule

The Rochester Hotel's Secret Garden is the ideal scene to relax if you are a local or just visiting. Maybe even make it into a trip or a long weekend vacation and get a suite at The Rochester Hotel while enjoying the concerts! Stay tuned for any updates on the concert series this summer on the Rochester Hotel website, or keep track of their events on Facebook. Check out the lineup for this year's Community Concert Series below.

Durango Train: Summer

Events & Train Rides Happening From May Through August

Durango Train: Schedules & Fares

2019 Durango Train Schedule

A Welcomed Change of Pace: Summer in Durango

The annual beach trip is getting old and the family camping tent has seen its day. Why not plan a vacation out of the ordinary: A Summer Trip to Durango. Here are four ideas of things to do in Durango that will spice up the same old vacation.

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Mountain Bike the Colorado Trail

Durango in Southwest Colorado has one of the best mountain bike trail systems in the world! On Rim Tours’ Durango Intermediate Singletrack Tour, you will camp in the Rockies and ride a different mountain bike trail every day. Trails include Hermosa Creek Trail and parts of the Colorado Trail. Each evening we come back to a comfortable base camp located at Junction Creek. The most experienced guides in the business will cook backcountry gourmet meals, tune your bike, and tell stories around the campfire.

Tour an Active Gold Mine

Step back in time with The Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour. This one-hour guided mine tour takes you 1/3 mile into the heart of 13,000 foot Galena Mountain where you can follow the vein and experience real mining in action! Go underground and experience the secret world of the gold miner! You can even pan for real silver, copper, and even gold – and keep what you find! No reservations are needed.

Mesa Verde Guided Tour

Visiting Mesa Verde National Park is a must when planning a vacation to Durango but deciding where to go in the park can be overwhelming to plan. Save time, gas and entrance fees but booking a guided tour with Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours and let the experts give you the insiders guide to the park in an air conditioned vehicle. Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours will pick you up at your hotel in Durango and take care of the whole day. Lunch included!

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Get Out on the Water

Operated by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Durango Fish Hatchery is a museum inside and outside houses huge tanks of fish being raised for stocking the region’s rivers and streams. Bring quarters to feed the fish and watch the feeding frenzy! Examples of local wildlife, knowledgeable staff, videos. Want to get out on the river with a professional? Head over to Duranglers for all your fishing gear. You can even hire a local fly fishing guide to take you to the best spots on the river.

Durango Spring & Summer Planning Guide

Plan For Sunny & Mild Days In Durango This Year