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 &#-; Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday highlighted support from Colorado&#';s business community in an effort to distinguish himself from Republican challenger Bob Beauprez.The former brewpub owner, who had a successful entrepreneurial run in Denver before becoming mayor and then governor, has long touted his business...
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  • DENVER &#-; Opponents of a ballot initiative that would assign so-called &#";personhood&#"; to the unborn once again are hoping Colorado voters will widely reject the measure this November.The Vote No 67 coalition officially launched Tuesday on the steps of the Capitol in Denver. A broad coalition of about 300 pro-choice...
  • The thermometer registered 95 degrees Tuesday in Durango, tying the record high for the date while also setting a high for the year.It matched the record set in 1982, said Joe Ramey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.The all-time record for the official site at the Durango-La Plata County Airport was set in 1989...
  • Arts and EntertainmentSummer lecture: &#";1964 &#-; 50 Years and Counting: Examining the Cultural Wheels of Change, 1:30 p.m., Lyceum, Center of Southwest Studies, 1000 Rim Drive, www.swcenter.forlewis.edu.Bacon CD Release Party, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Rochester Hotel Secret Garden, 726 East Second Ave.,...


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