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Durango, Colorado, is home to several craft breweries and microbreweries.

The Animas River is, quite literally, the artery of Durango. Heck, it’s why the town exists; the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company needed to serve the burgeoning San Juan mining district, and the company needed water, so the railroad founded Durango along the banks of the Animas River in 1880. Today, the Animas River is still the lifeblood of the town, and the annual Animas Days festival honors all that the river… Read More

It’s time to get yer twang on because it’s time for the 22nd annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown! The Durango Meltdown will melt your faces (wait, that’s metal not bluegrass) over April 17, 18 and 19. You can buy a weekend pass to enjoy the entire lineup of 26 bands over the three-day weekend or get single day passes for Saturday or Sunday. This year’s lineup includes bands such as International Bluegrass Music… Read More

It’s a big year for the Durango Independent Film Festival — the Big 10! This year marks the festival’s 10th anniversary (although not consecutively), and the traditional gift for the 10th anniversary is tin or aluminum, so keep that in mind when you’re shopping. Anyway. This year’s festival runs March 4-8, and festivities promise to be a doozy to mark the occasion. Durango Film puts together an impressive shebang for filmmakers, visitors and special… Read More

OK, guys. We know you haven’t even thought about Valentine’s Day yet. Or girls. Girls forget, too, believe it or not. So all y’all forgettin’-Valentine’s-Day-types, listen up: Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, which is pretty great because it means you can get away from the V-Day dinner and turn it into a romantic weekend getaway in Durango. To help you figure out what to do, we’ve rounded up some ideas… Read More

Christmas is nearly upon us, and we say “upon us” because it really does seem to pounce, doesn’t it? Sheesh. And Christmas isn’t the only big shebang that’s only a couple weeks away; Fort Lewis College graduation for the fall semester is also just around the corner. That means plenty of family will be in town, and that means they’ll be looking for things to do in Durango. We all know about the Durango train’s… Read More

Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season? Look no further and jump on our Groupon deal that’s available now. With this deal, you’ll give your friends and/or family a package that includes a one- or two-night stay at our hotel along with deals at three of our mountain town’s amazing microbreweries. For $95, you get one night at the Durango Quality Inn or two nights for $140… Read More

Halloween in Durango is always a blast, but it falls on a Friday this year, and you know what that means — uh, even more of a blast! Head downtown in costume to partake in your own version of a pub crawl or catch a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show live on stage at the Henry Strater Theatre. Don’t miss out on the pre-Halloween Halloween fun either! There’s plenty of spooky stuff… Read More

There’s still time to get your tickets for the next Durango Brew Train, this Saturday, Sept. 20! The brew train is a special kind of awesome: beer and trains. Like it could get any better. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad teamed up with Durango’s local craft breweries — five total — to bring passengers this special pairing of ales and rails. An honest-to-goodness 1920s steam locomotive will huff and puff through… 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