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.
  • Bring out your pies, both sweet and savory, to the tastiest kind of competition Saturday.The Ohana Kuleana Community Garden, now in its second season, will hold an open house and pie competition to showcase its growth.This is the first year of the pie contest, and organizer Mia Carrasco-Songer hopes it will help build community...
  • Until now, it&#';s mostly been the 50-member Planning Advisory Committee, Durango City Council and the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners who&#';ve weighed in on proposals to expand the Durango-La Plata County Airport. On Thursday, residents got the chance to check out the options and put in their two-cents&#';...
  • Vacation-rental permits have gone fast in the last few weeks, since the city started issuing them in late August.The city began accepting applications in the third week of August, and five permits of the 22 allowed remain in established neighborhood one, which is the area east of East Third Avenue and north of First Street. Eight permits...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. &#-; A committee in the House of Representatives approved the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act on Thursday, but in a version that has many people who have worked on protecting the watershed worried that environmental protections have been weakened.The House Committee on Natural Resources approved the measure...


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