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Whether you’re a snow-bunny, a fine-dining connoisseur, or you just plain love majestic mountain scenery, Durango, Colorado is the ultimate vacation spot in the winter months. With average temperatures in the 30’s, it is just cold enough to dump snow on one of the four local ski slopes, but still warm enough to tour around historic downtown or cast a fly in a mountain stream. In Durango, there are plentiful options for… Read More

Sleigh bells ring…are you listening? Yes, Christmas is over, and yes, you’re probably sick of that song. But winter will be in full swing for months to come, and there’s no better time to enjoy the snow in the San Juan mountains — including an old-fashioned sleigh ride in Durango. Rapp Corral For the past 30 years, Rapp Corral has been offering horse-drawn sleigh rides. With five different sleighs — from a… Read More

Friday’s a big day, guys. Like totally big. No, not because it’s Black Friday. Pffft. More like “Black Run Day” at Durango Mountain Resort! Opening day is Friday, Nov. 29, and the slopes at Durango Mountain Resort, formerly (and forever) known as Purgatory ski resort, will be running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The mountain at Purgatory has received 30 inches of snow since Nov. 20, so the runs are ready… Read More

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is only three weeks from today. We know, we know; we’re freaking out, too. Because Thanksgiving! Then Christmas! Then 2014! Relax. Whether you’re hosting the holiday dinner or just showing up to someone else’s house bearing a sweet potato casserole, be sure to get to the annual Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Saturday, Nov. 23,  at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in the heart of Durango, Colorado (just four… Read More

Start a new family holiday tradition this year aboard the Durango and Silverton railroad’s Polar Express train! The Polar Express doesn’t leave the station for another three weeks, but if you want a seat aboard the magical holiday train, you should buy your tickets now. Tickets sell out quickly (especially for premium seats) on the Durango train’s Polar Express, so be sure to reserve your spot to meet Billy, the conductor, the elves… Read More

Autumn is the perfect time to experience Mesa Verde National Park, and there’s no better way than the Wetherill Mesa Experience, a special hike that’s only available for one month starting this Friday. This is a limited-time offer, and if you call in the next five minutes, we’ll double your hikes! Wait, no. That’s not how that works. The Wetherill Mesa Experience will be available at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday… Read More

There’s still another couple days to party down during Labor Day weekend (assuming you read this today), so what’s going on in Durango today and Monday-slash-Labor Day? Well, we’ll tell ya. SUNDAY There’s so much going on every day of the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, it’s hard to decide what to highlight — but we’ll give it a shot. P.S. You don’t have to own a Harley-Davidson or even know how to ride… Read More

There’s so much great stuff to do in Durango’s great outdoors, it can be difficult to stay indoors — but it doesn’t have to be. The Quality Inn in Durango is one block from the Durango Community Recreation Center, which is open daily and offers adults, kids and the young-at-heart plenty to do in case the weather outside is too hot or too cold or too rainy or too windy to enjoy… Read More

Looking for something to do on Saturdays that doesn’t involve chores, video games or Facebook? Then look to the right of this sentence. Yup, that’s the Durango Nature Center, which offers an easy way to get out of the house, offline and into nature for the day. In 1998, Durango Nature Studies acquired the 142-acre natural area that’s permanently protected by a conservation easement. The upper 35-acre section has miles of interpretive… Read More