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.
  • Meetings and EventsDurango Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, First National Bank parking lot.Silver San Juan Division of the National Model Railroad Association fall meeting, 9 a.m., Durango Head Start meeting room in the lower level of the Northpoint Mall at the intersection of Camino del Rio and Main Avenue. Harvest...
  • Recycling isn&#';t cheap, and Durango is paying for it.The city is asking La Plata County for $60,000 to help cover operational costs at its Recycle Center, and even though 83 percent of Durango households pay for curbside recycling pickup, it is not enough alone to cover the program&#';s expenses. Curbside recycling...
  • DENVER &#-; Republican gubernatorial challenger Bob Beauprez on Thursday accused La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt of a radical environmental agenda in co-chairing an oil and gas task force.Beauprez&#';s comments came during a debate with Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who remains in a tight race against the former...
  • Durango School District 9-R asked young fans to stay seated in the stands during Durango High School&#';s last football game Friday night. The district sent a note to parents last week asking them to keep students in the stands during games. The rule will apply to basketball games and other sports. Parents have been asked...
  • DENVER &#-; Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez has edited a controversial ad after the wife of slain prisons chief Tom Clements broke her silence to express outrage.Lisa Clements suggested that the Beauprez camp has been using her murdered husband as political fodder, and she demanded the campaign stop the political...


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