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Southwest Colorado has plenty of hot springs, and some are within easy driving distance of the Quality Inn Durango.

Ah, Spring Break. It used to be all about bikinis, booze and bad decisions in Cancun or Cabo. Amiright? These days, assuming you’re an adult, you don’t get Spring Break — but that doesn’t mean you can’t take one. And, if you’re a parent, your children get Spring Break, and that means it’s a good excuse to take a family vacation and see some new sights. With or without kids, Spring Break is a… Read More

Sure, Friday is opening day at Durango Mountain Resort, but did you know that Wolf Creek Ski Area in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has already been open for more than a month? Say what? Wolf Creek Ski Area opened two runs in mid-October, and 100 percent of the mountain is now open for skiing and snowboarding seven days a week. In October, the Durango Herald reported that Wolf Creek Ski Area’s opening wasn’t a record… Read More

Don’t you love that the Forest Service has a fall foliage tracker for the San Juan National Forest? We sure do. Fall color-watching in Southwest Colorado is currently better in the region’s high country as the aspens, willows and low scrub oak at higher elevations start to don their autumn wardrobe. About 15 percent of trees have started to change in Molas Pass, and 25 percent of aspens have turned their signature… Read More

Love is in the air. Elk love, that is. With roughly 265,000 elk in the state, Colorado is an elk mecca, and fall is their mating season. September and October mark the fall rut — “rut” meaning the bulls put on Barry White, light some candles and start wooing the ladies. Although much of the state’s elk population is in Rocky Mountain National Park north of Interstate 70, the San Juan National… Read More