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.
  • OK, every party needs to take a breather for the grand finale, and that&#';s kind of what Steampunk Snowdown 2015 did Thursday night.The limbo contest was canceled: too few competitors.Zero, zilch, nada: That&#';s how many big-time eaters in the Four Corners could handle the challenge of 6 pounds of burger presented to...
  • Teenagers called the shots at the Steams Vs. Punks dodgeball tournament while adults chucked balls at each other Thursday. The din was deafening at the Durango Community Recreation Center as 12 teams contended for first place.Members of the Gargoyles, came off the court after three wins pumped up and convinced they would take...
  • The first commercial Fort Lewis College made for television has been honored with a national award.The commercial that aired on CBS Sports during the school&#';s homecoming football game earned bronze from the Collegiate Advertising Awards program Wednesday.&#";CBS offered us airtime for a commercial, and the...
  • WASHINGTON &#-; An amendment to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund was rejected Thursday by the U.S. Senate.The permanent reauthorization of the fund, which provides grants to state and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities, received only 59...
  • Federal money flowed in again this year to help stabilize local families in need, but the dollars aren&#';t going as far as they have in the past. Housing Solutions for the Southwest received $139,910 this week for a transitional housing program that serves mostly women and children fleeing domestic violence, said Elizabeth Salkind,...


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