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Tibetan Monks of the Gaden Shatse Norling Monastery in India will host discussions and create a sand mandala during their visit to Durango July 11-15.

The Polar Express aboard the Durango train is a Christmas tradition for kids and adults alike.

The 2016 Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering features cowboy poetry readings, music and performances throughout town from Sept. 29-Oct. 2., 2016.

What is snowbiking you ask? Is it for everyone you query? Where on earth can I learn to do such a strange activity you inquire? Wonder no more, here is an introduction to the new world you didn’t know you were dying to try. What is Snowbiking? It’s the newest way to shred, carve and curve up the pow pow. (Sorry, that won’t happen again) A snowbike is a bike that has… Read More

Imagine riding a steam train through the beautiful San Juan Mountains on your way to Cascade Canyon. Now imagine picking out and cutting down your very own White Fir Christmas Tree before warming up by a fire with a hot beverage or walking along the foot bridge over the Animas River. This whimsical experience can be yours if you ride the Christmas Tree Train this year. Best of all you’re helping the… Read More

Thanksgiving is just a week away…yikes! If your fall has gone anything like mine, Thanksgiving snuck up on you and you’re likely scrambling for some last minute plans or excuses to avoid helping your Aunt Betty cook jello salad for the 5th year in a row. Whether your coming to Durango for the holiday weekend or live here and simply want out of the house, here is a guide to places to… Read More

County fairs are an annual tradition that sometimes just don’t get the due their deserve — and the 2015 La Plata County Fair is right around the corner. The fair runs Aug. 5-9 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in the middle of Durango, just a couple blocks south from the Quality Inn Durango on Main Avenue. Don’t get it mixed up: Sure, county fairs are sort of old-fashioned — with people judging the… Read More

There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Durango than with the Durango Celtic Festival. The four-day festival in Southwest Colorado is an annual tradition that brings together the best of Celtic music, Celtic dancing and, of course, some darn good Celtic drinking. The 2015 Durango Celtic Festival, which runs March 12-15, features nearly a dozen bands as well as workshops on celtic guitar, gaelic singing, step dancing, fiddle, mandolin and more…. Read More

Christmas is nearly upon us, and we say “upon us” because it really does seem to pounce, doesn’t it? Sheesh. And Christmas isn’t the only big shebang that’s only a couple weeks away; Fort Lewis College graduation for the fall semester is also just around the corner. That means plenty of family will be in town, and that means they’ll be looking for things to do in Durango. We all know about the Durango train’s… Read More

The holidays are pulling into the station, which means one thing in Durango: The Polar Express train is set to depart! Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s annual Polar Express train will start running to the North Pole on Nov. 22 and will continue through Jan. 3, so put on your pajamas and get ready to ride the rails! Be sure to check the schedule as departures times and dates vary. The… Read More