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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.

There are plenty of Durango pumpkin patches, but the PEANUTS The Great Pumpkin Patch Express on the Durango train is an annual favorite for kids of all ages — including the adult versions.

July and August are the perfect time to go tubing in the Animas River in Durango.

Summer vacations in Durango, Colorado, should include a whitewater rafting trip on the Animas River.

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

Purgatory Mountain kicked of it’s 50th season on November 21, 2015. Here is a brief history and introduction to this hidden gem located in Southwestern Colorado. History Formally Durango Mountain Resort, Purgatory Mountain has recently gone back to its original namesake when controlling ownership changed hands in 2015. James Coleman purchased the resort assets at the beginning of the year. (http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_27597794/sale-durango-mountain-resort-finalized-name-change-back) The resort’s real estate rights continue to be held by the… Read More

Shopping during the holiday season can be a nightmare. Downtown Durango has gone out of its way to offer an alternative to big box shopping torture. On December 4, over 90 downtown merchants will be participating in Noel Night. It actually lasts all day and participating members have created their own store incentives including discounts, refreshments, entertainment and more. Sponsored by Local First, which is a non-profit organization comprised of locally owned,… 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