Durango, CO

Durango, Colorado is nestled in the Animas River Valley surrounded by the San Juan Mountians. This family vacation area offers snowy weather on top of the mountain and flowery springtime splendor at the base. Durango is near five major ski areas, including Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, located twenty-five minutes north of downtown. Other Colorado outdoor activities include; mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing, snowmobiling and the Durango train.  Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Ancestral Puebloan Cliff Dwellings is located thirty-five miles west of Durango. Durango is most known for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a heritage railway, which travels from Durango to the historic mining town of Silverton, Colorado on steam-powered trains with rolling stock dating back to the 1920s and before. Durango is also home to the Snowdown Festival, an event which occurs the last Friday of January or the first Friday of February. Many local businesses hold competitions throughout the week, including a beard growing contest, joke off, hot wing eating contest, beer plunge, and many others. Durango also hosts the annual Music in the Mountains summer music festival.
  • San Ignacio Fiesta celebrated a theme of &#";Get in Gear Celebrating 115 Years&#"; for 2015, so there were numerous floats in Saturday&#';s parade decorated with gears and cogs.This year&#';s Fiesta queen is Christyanne Valdez. Lainey Espinoza is the first attendant, and Reyna Cruz is second attendant. The class...
  • A Montezuma County man has indicated that he plans to file a counterclaim for damages against a regional oil company. A judge has advised him to proceed cautiously.Appearing via telephone at a hearing Friday a Sinclair Oil Corp. attorney said the company would neither seek monetary damages nor attorney fees in a civil matter against...
  • A man suspected of firing a rifle into his neighbor&#';s home Friday and threatening police with the gun was released from jail over the weekend on $25,000 bail.Ian Meier, 21, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault after firing the AR-15 rifle into a home at 319 Hillcrest Drive and refusing to drop his weapon when police...
  • Day after day, dispatchers on the emergency-services scanner tell patrol officers that someone pulled over on a traffic violation is either the restrained or protected party under a protection order.Which led to some questions: What kinds of situations require a protection order? How many people in La Plata County are involved in one of...
  • Twenty-nine cases of the contagious equine and livestock disease vesicular stomatitis have been confirmed in six counties in Colorado, including Montezuma and La Plata, according to the Colorado State Veterinarian&#';s office.Veterinarian Amanda Hawkins, of the Montezuma County Veterinary Clinic, said five cases have been confirmed...


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Downtown Durango Main Street, Durango, Colorado!
Durango Mountain Resort