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.
  • DENVER - Legislators took a step Wednesday toward fixing the state's troubled emergency radio system, a top priority of Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango.The Senate passed Roberts' Senate Bill 127 on a 33-2 vote. It tells the state Department of Public Safety to come up with a business plan to fix the radio system by...
  • As the legal age of recreational pot for purchase dawns on Durango, one fearful question has dogged City Council's ongoing debate about which regulatory scheme it should adopt come July How will it affect downtown businesses?As of this week, the city announced it is gearing up for a May 6 public hearing on retail marijuana...
  • Agriculture is a difficult profession in the best of times, but it's an even bigger challenge during a drought.That's one of the many takeaways from Wednesday evening's panel discussing current and future issues for local agriculture sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County. About 85 people filled...
  • Southwest Colorado's plea for Denver TV broadcasts is getting more attention in Washington.Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel met Wednesday in Durango to discuss possible solutions to the impasse that has blocked many local residents from receiving Denver TV news channels and, not...
  • You think it's not going to happen to you. But someday it will - all it takes is one little piece of glass or a tack or a thorn.It's the dreaded bicycle flat.As you train for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic or head out on the drying trails with your mountain bike, are you prepared with the proper knowledge...


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