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.
  • Meetings and EventsFree wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 1514 Main Ave. Arts and EntertainmentNational Theatre Live: &#";Frankenstein,&#"; 11 a.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, $15. &#";Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,&#"; 1 and 7 p.m., Durango Arts...
  • Tears, laughter, hugs and more than a few looks of disbelief were the norm at the celebration for the passage of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act.Between 300 and 400 people crowded the Powerhouse Science Center on Friday to greet Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, and Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and mark the success of...
  • A Durango School District 9-R school bus ran into the rear of an SUV at 7:39 a.m. Friday on Hesperus Hill, just east of Hesperus on U.S. Highway 160.Only two injuries were reported: the driver of the SUV and a student who suffered a bruised lip.Colorado State Patrol Trooper Stephanie Guilfoil said bus driver Santha Huntington,...
  • Motorists should find the full length of Colorado Highway 3 open to two-way traffic Saturday, four months to the day after the south end was closed to accommodate a safety project.Scaling rock from a 0.7-mile section of shale and sandstone cliffs that border the highway was a precautionary move.Highway 3, only 2.2 miles long,...
  • Sen. Michael Bennet said he&#';ll continue to work with Republicans on legislation as the GOP takes control of the U.S. Senate in January.&#";We&#';re just going to continue to do that now that we&#';re in the minority, and they&#';re in the majority,&#"; said Bennet, a Democrat elected in 2010.Bennet...


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