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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.

Last week, we talked about things to do in Durango on vacation — and we’re still talking about it! There’s just so much to do, we can’t stop talking. So, without further ado, more things to do in Durango! Brewery Tours and Tastings Durango may have only about 17,000 residents, but the city has five craft breweries. That’s like one brewery per 3,400 people, which when you put it that way, doesn’t… Read More

The sun is shining. The snow is melting. And that means it’s almost that time of year again — time to get yourself in a raft and get on some rapids! Durango may have more of one thing than breweries, and that’s rafting operators: 4 Corners Whitewater, Flexible Flyers Rafting, Mild to Wild Rafting, Durango Rafting, Durango Rivertrippers, Outlaw Rivers and Jeep Tours — the list is loooooooong, and the whitewater rafting… Read More

If dressing up in your Halloween costume just isn’t enough fun for you, how about running in your Halloween costume?  If running in a tutu is more your speed, you might want to sign up for the Great Pumpkin Chase on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Bayfield, Colorado, just a 30-minute drive east of Durango. The Great Pumpkin Chase 5K and 1-mile run starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at 480 Wolverine Drive in… 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

It’s been pretty frickin’ hot the past few days, and when summer heats up like this, it’s time to cool off with a float down the Animas River. The river runs the length of Durango, Colorado; heck, Durango’s main drag — Main Avenue — basically follows the river’s banks. The Animas River couldn’t be any easier to access for a tubing trip, especially if you stay at the Durango Quality Inn. Our… Read More