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 EventsDaybreak Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., 749-6332.Outdoor Sunrise Yoga, 7-8 a.m. and 8:15-9:15 a.m., Outdoor Amphitheater, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., $5, 259-0385.Durango Nature Studies Wee Walk Abouts, preschool nature...
  • A generous donor has made it possible for Bruce Anderson&#';s friends and family to join his memorial train ride free.Anderson was a popular radio announcer who was known for his generosity to area nonprofits, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of La Plata County, United Way of Southwest Colorado and the Boys & Girls Club of La...
  • DENVER &#-; It&#';s no secret that Gov. John Hickenlooper isn&#';t exactly high on marijuana legalization.The former brewpub owner opposed the constitutional amendment that legalized retail marijuana in Colorado. He secured more than $16 million for anti-cannabis education campaigns. And he has called legalization &#";one...
  • DENVER &#-; Progressives are calling on Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez to renounce his endorsement by Texas Gov. Rick Perry given a recent indictment in which Perry is accused of abusing his power.A new, well-funded left-leaning organization, Making Colorado Great, has hired well-known progressive Michael Huttner to...


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Durango Mountain Resort