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 &#-; A Denver-based energy company with plans to operate in the San Juan Basin has proposed a water plan to the state to replace depletions to the Pine River system as a result of coal-bed methane development.Catamount Energy Partners owns four wells that withdraw groundwater flows to the Pine River from the Fruitland...
  • Arts and EntertainmentArtist Reception: Deborah Sussex&#';s &#";Back There, Here Now,&#"; 5-8 p.m.; show, Friday-Aug. 5, Red Room, Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., www.openshuttergallery.com.Artist reception: James Cammack and O. Rufus Lovett&#';s &#";Home Sweet Homes,&#"; 5-8 p.m.; show, Friday-Aug.
  • A bear with a nose for trash tore through a metal garage door and made off with several bags of garbage early Thursday in the Edgemont Ranch subdivision northeast of Durango.The bruin gained entry by breaking a small window at the top of the garage door and tearing away metal panels one-by-one.&#";I was amazed at the amount...
  • Local law enforcement has long been working with homeless residents, but as the problem has become more visible, local agencies are looking to partner with the community to work on solutions.While it is difficult to officially track the homeless population, Steven Barkley, a city code-enforcement officer, told the Collaboration of Caring...


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Durango Mountain Resort