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

In Durango, zip lining adventures abound! If you’re thinking of zip lining in Durango, check out these options for high-flying fun.

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

Summer vacation is in full swing, and there’s an awe-inspiring gem tucked into the corner of our own state: Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde is the perfect destination to be the centerpiece for your vacation, whether it’s a quick road trip, a weekend getaway or a full-blown, weeklong southwest Colorado shindig of summery goodness. Durango is the largest city near Mesa Verde and sits 35 miles east of the park entrance. In addition to the Mesa Verde Visitor… Read More

The school year will be over before you know it, and summer vacation will be upon us. Even if you don’t have kids in school, everyone should plan a summer vacation — road trip in the family station wagon optional. Durango is a hub for all sorts of summer fun in southwest Colorado. Breweries, national parks, forests, rivers, hiking trails, biking trails, fairs, festivals — our little mountain town delivers big summer fun…. Read More

Welp. June is over. July is here. And, for the past 27 years, July has meant one thing in Durango: the start of Music in the Mountains. Despite what the name brings to mind, it’s not a bluegrass festival (although Durango has plenty of those). Music in the Mountains is a classical music festival and conservatory program that features world-class musicians, orchestra performances and chamber concerts. Every summer since 1987, the Music in the… Read More

Remember that movie, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead? No? Well, too bad; we’re using that as our segue anyway. This is our version of “Things to Do in Durango Before You’re Dead,” also known as “Things to Do in Durango When You’re on Vacation.” Memorial Day is over, school’s out, and summer is on. That means you’re probably trying to figure out what to do in Durango during for your family vacation or for your summer trip. Well, look no further because… Read More

Easter Sunday is just around the corner and in addition to meeting the Easter Bunny, there’s another animal you can celebrate with this year. We’ll give you a hint: He’s a beagle. He likes to sleep on top of his dog house. Aaaaaand his name is Snoopy. This Saturday, you can rides Peanuts The Easter Beagle Express to celebrate Easter with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and, of course, the Easter Bunny (a few… Read More

Guys. Hey guys. You guys. Guess  what time it is? That’s right. It’s time for Durango’s annual Snowdown! It’s gonna be a hoedown! Get ready for a throwdown! Ahem. The week-long winter party kicks off Jan. 29 and runs through Feb. 2. This year’s theme is “Safari So Good,” so be sure to keep that in mind during Snowdown’s shenanigans, including the costume ball and the crazy street parade of lights. This… Read More

Winterfest at Durango Mountain Resort kicks off Friday and runs all weekend to celebrate all things snow-related. Among the many cold-weather activities are snow tubing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice climbing and, of course, skiing and snowboarding — including a giant, inflatable airbag that will allow novices and pros to try new jumps and tricks with a guaranteed soft landing. Winterfest runs Jan. 17-20 at Durango Mountain Resort, about 30 minutes north of… Read More