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Southwestern Colorado is a mesa mecca peppered with rad ruins of Puebloan and regional Native American societies. We know a lot of kids would probably rather go to Disneyland than somewhere they might, you know, learn something, but those “educational vacations” are often the ones that stick with you as you get older. Chimney Rock National Monument is about an hour’s drive east of Durango, a straight shot on U.S. 160. President Obama just… Read More

If you’re going to be in the Durango area this Independence Day, there’s gonna be a whole lotta red-white-and-blue happening in the city. Durango will be hopping during its annual Fourth of July celebration, Salute to America. Events kick off at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in Rotary Park, followed by a 5K Freedom Fun Run at 9 a.m. Over in Buckley Park, there will be a public reading of the… Read More

Summer in Durango, Colorado, is really kind of perfect. Forget the Mile High City’s measly 5,280 feet (no offense, Denver). Durango sits at an elevation of 6,500 feet surrounded by the San Juan Mountains, which usually* keeps the city’s summertime temperatures in the 80s. Durango’s average high temperature is 75 degrees in June, 80 degrees in July and 77 degrees in August, which is pretty darn close to perfect weather for all… Read More

Whoa. Dinosaurs. Trains. Dinosaurs and trains? We need to be 4-year-olds again, stat, because we just heard that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is bringing back the Jim Henson Dinosaur Train™ in June for the second year. The event is based on the PBS KIDS television show, Dinosaur Train, and young passengers will get to meet Buddy, the show’s bright orange Tyrannosaurus rex. The 2.5-hour ride starts at the Durango depot, where passengers… Read More