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Alright, kids. It’s that time of year. School is almost out, Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Well, yes, family vacation — which we’ll get to in a soon-to-come blog post — but we meant the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. The annual race found its inspiration in brothers Tom Mayer and Jim Mayer. Jim was a brakeman on the Durango & Rio Grande Railway and his little… Read More

If you’re thinking about a quick weekend getaway to Durango, you should think about the weekend of Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2. That’s the weekend of the annual Narrow Gauge Days festival, also lovingly known among locals as “Hot Dog Day!” Narrow Gauge Days is put on by the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to celebrate the return of the Durango train’s roundtrip service to Silverton. During the long,… Read More

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

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

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