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.
  • Fifty-two breweries and distilleries and a sold-out crowd of more than 2,300 in Buckley Park made San Juan Brewfest a record-breaker in 2015.The Brewfest, in its 17th year, is United Way of Southwest Colorado&#';s second largest fundraiser of the year.&#";The last two years have been blowouts,&#"; said Tim...
  • When the sickly orange plume of mine runoff barreled through downtown Durango on Aug. 5, it reignited a longstanding problem: contamination leaking into national waterways from inactive or abandoned mines. Colorado officials estimate 230 such mines are leaking toxic waste statewide, and the Environmental Protection Agency said that adds...
  • Plans to bring faster Internet to Silverton are decades old, but residents are hopeful a long-anticipated fiber project can be finished this fall.Crews working for CenturyLink are laying fiber lines this month, said Peter Beaudette, area operations manager for the company. &#";We are aggressively working in a number of...
  • Meetings and EventsThrive! Living Wage Coalition and Food Not Bombs will hold a Pre-Labor Day Potluck Picnic, 2-6 p.m., Santa Rita Park near the playground area, 426-9638.Heartfest 2015, a fundraiser in honor of Durango-born and heart-transplant baby Liam Maddox, music by The Assortment, 3-6 p.m., Ska Brewing Co. Tasting Room...


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