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.
  • Another chapter has been written in the continuing saga of the Arc of History, the controversial public art piece at the intersection of U.S. highways 160 and 550.The two mini-Arcs of History, also dubbed the Arcs of Styrofoam, that appeared at the end of February have disappeared, but at nearly a month, their residency far outstripped...
  • If you look through your wallet, you will find white men staring back from all the greenbacks and likely all the coins. A national campaign is working to change that by replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with an influential woman from history. The campaign, Women on 20s, argues that it is time to elevate a woman to the...
  • Durango has more than 300 miles of trails. Overseeing them all is no easy feat, either. Equipped with an army of volunteers under the watchful eye of a trail-hungry community, the order is a tough one, so nationally renowned trail builder Dewayne Buratti is the man for the job. Durango nonprofit Trails 2000 hired Buratti, a Desert Storm...
  • Whether you&#';re one of La Plata County&#';s numerous trail fans or want to hear from a woman of accomplishment, the final event in Women&#';s History Month is for you.Gudy Gaskill, often called the &#";Mother of the Colorado Trail,&#"; will be in town Tuesday night to speak at Durango Arts Center in an event...
  • Did your fifth-grade teacher change your life? Many of Florida Mesa Elementary School&#';s class of 1960 say their&#';s sure did.On Saturday, Grace Erikson, former Florida Mesa Elementary and Miller Middle School teacher turned 100, and many of her students were there to wish her a happy birthday.Organized by...


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