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.
  • Whitewater courses &#-; such as Durango&#';s Whitewater Park at Santa Rita Park &#-; are popular throughout the state, but there is contention around how they affect river health.Whitewater advocates have anecdotally noticed more fishermen near whitewater rapids, and they are working on gathering data to show how the parks...
  • Meetings and Events2015 Great Decision discussion on &#";Brazil&#';s Metamorphosis,&#"; 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.DeColores Civitan Club meeting, noon, call Lon Erwin at 247-1019 for location.Rotary Club of Durango meeting, 6 p.m., Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave.,...
  • La Plata County jail welcomed about 15 new inmates this weekend after a flood at the Archuleta County Courthouse forced them to be relocated.La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said he offered to house the inmates after flooding rendered Archuleta County jail a threat to inmates&#'; and staff members&#'; safety.The...
  • The short-lived lockout Friday at Park Elementary School stemmed from a police search at the End-O-Day Motel, 350 East Eighth Ave., for Sean Christopher Ludwigsen, who is wanted by the Colorado Department of Corrections for a parole violation on a burglary charge.The lockout lasted about 15 minutes. In a lockout, exterior school doors...
  • Durango PoliceMonday3:41 a.m. A caller who refused to give his name said a man at a motel in the 800 block of Camino del Rio requested to go to Detox of La Plata County.Sunday2 a.m. Five men were harassing passers-by at a restaurant in the 600 block of East Second Avenue.2:19 p.m. A disoriented...


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