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There are plenty of options for Christmas tree cutting in Durango, including cutting Christmas trees in San Juan National Forest.

Colorado is known for its winter fun on the slopes of mountain ski resorts, but the state ain’t too shabby in other seasons — especially autumn. Colorado fall foliage is a sight to behind, especially the state’s famed aspen groves that paoint mountainsides varying shades of bright yellow and gold. There are many ways to experience Durango fall foliage, but we’ve narrowed it down to three: plane, train and automobile. Plane So,… Read More

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

Want a Valentine’s weekend in Durango you won’t soon forget? How about skipping the usual romantic comedy and opting, instead, for a once in a lifetime experience? Durango’s Purgatory Resort offers guided snowshoe tours, which could be the perfect way to make a special memory with that special someone for the upcoming holiday. Tours start at $45/per person and include a guide, lift ride up the mountain and your snow shoes. Once… Read More

Imagine riding a steam train through the beautiful San Juan Mountains on your way to Cascade Canyon. Now imagine picking out and cutting down your very own White Fir Christmas Tree before warming up by a fire with a hot beverage or walking along the foot bridge over the Animas River. This whimsical experience can be yours if you ride the Christmas Tree Train this year. Best of all you’re helping the… Read More

Happy anniversary to the Durango Blues Train! Five years together as a historic mountain train and live blues music? You guys are the cutest couple. The music-powered train returns Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, for its fifth anniversary of riding the rails and swinging yer tails (aka dancing). This year’s lineup of musicians features Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown and MJ, Dragondeer, Mark “Porkchop” Holder, A.J. Fullerton featuring Big John Shrader, Cary Morin and Grant… Read More

“Every Easter, the Easter Beagle comes dancing along with his basket full of eggs, which he hands out to all the good little children,” Linus said. Sally said, “That sounds faintly familiar. I remember sitting out in a stupid pumpkin patch all night waiting for The Great Pumpkin to come. And you know something ? He never came! That was the worst night of my life.” “But this is different. That was… Read More

It’s that time of year again — time for the bi-annual photographer’s train, the steam-powered joy of all shutterbugs. Twice a year, in the fall and again in winter, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers photographers the chance to shoot the historic train as it chugs through the picturesque countryside. 2015 Winter Photo Train The Winter Photographer’s Train is Sunday, Feb. 15. The Durango train departs from the downtown Durango depot… Read More

You don’t have to go to Alaska to experience dog sledding. You can do it in the San Juan Mountains! Durango Dog Ranch offers a variety of dog sledding tours and trips, from a quick trip to being able to drive the sled yourself. Dog Sled Rides – Hourly On Dec. 13, Durango Dog Ranch began offering hourly dog sled rides at the base of Durango Mountain Resort. The trips leave hourly between 9… Read More

Fall colors are peaking in Colorado, so it’s perfect timing to hop aboard the Durango Fall Photo Train. Besides seeing some of the best fall colors in Colorado, the annual Durango train ride also includes an opportunity for passengers to get off the train and snap shots of the historic locomotive and passenger cars as they chug past. (Don’t worry; they don’t leave anyone behind.) Durango’s Fall Photo Train takes off Sept. 27… Read More