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Happy anniversary to the Durango Blues Train! Five years together as a historic mountain train and live blues music? You guys are the cutest couple. The music-powered train returns Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, for its fifth anniversary of riding the rails and swinging yer tails (aka dancing). This year’s lineup of musicians features Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown and MJ, Dragondeer, Mark “Porkchop” Holder, A.J. Fullerton featuring Big John Shrader, Cary Morin and Grant… Read More

It’s that time of year again — time for the bi-annual photographer’s train, the steam-powered joy of all shutterbugs. Twice a year, in the fall and again in winter, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers photographers the chance to shoot the historic train as it chugs through the picturesque countryside. 2015 Winter Photo Train The Winter Photographer’s Train is Sunday, Feb. 15. The Durango train departs from the downtown Durango depot… Read More

In addition to its Concert Series trains, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango, Colorado offers another great way to ride the rails this winter: Winter Brunch Trains. The Durango train will steam alongside the Animas River up to Cascade Canyon with the back passenger cars reserved for brunch ticket holders. Passengers can enjoy a hot, catered brunch on board as the train chugs through the San Juan Mountains’ winter… Read More

Sure, Durango is known for its local beer and craft breweries. Yes, Durango is known for its mountains and snowboarding. No, Durango isn’t known for its wine — but maybe it should be. You’ll find plenty of amazing regional wines when you hop aboard the Durango Wine and Rails Train this Sunday, Aug. 31. (The Durango train will have another Wine and Rails trip on Sunday, Sept. 21.) As the train chugs through the… Read More

There’s still time, and  there’s still space, so there’s still a chance to get on the Durango & Silverton Winter Photographer’s Train this Sunday. This trip sells out every year, but there are still a few coach seats left, although spots are all booked up for the Night Photo Shoot in the D&SNG rail yard on Saturday, Feb. 15. 2014 Winter Photographer’s Train 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16 The Durango &… Read More

This weekend will be your last chance to hit up the market at James Ranch — well, at least until next summer. James Ranch’s Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, marks the end of the ranch’s summer hours, so pack up the kids (or the grown-ups) and take the family to enjoy the ranch’s festivities and fare while you can. The festival runs 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and includes a… Read More

Ah, a full Corn Moon. Don’t you love a good Corn Moon? Corn Moons are the best. What’s a Corn Moon, you ask? Er, good question. One second while we find out… OK, it’s the same as a Harvest Moon — the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, which usually coincides with harvest season (including good ol’ corn). Learn that tidbit and much more during Durango Nature Studies‘ full moon hike at Falls… Read More

The San Juan Mountains surrounding Durango, Colorado, offer plenty of awesome hiking options, but there’s nothing quite like hiking under a full moon to experience nature in a new way. Join Durango Nature Studies from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, July 22, for a moonlit hike that will cast a new light (ba dum bum) on natural history, nocturnal animals and local landforms. Your guide — program coordinator Allison Smith, who has been… Read More