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Summer vacation is in full swing, and there’s an awe-inspiring gem tucked into the corner of our own state: Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde is the perfect destination to be the centerpiece for your vacation, whether it’s a quick road trip, a weekend getaway or a full-blown, weeklong southwest Colorado shindig of summery goodness. Durango is the largest city near Mesa Verde and sits 35 miles east of the park entrance. In addition to the Mesa Verde Visitor… Read More

Durango has some type of summer festival or fair almost every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The school year will be over before you know it, and summer vacation will be upon us. Even if you don’t have kids in school, everyone should plan a summer vacation — road trip in the family station wagon optional. Durango is a hub for all sorts of summer fun in southwest Colorado. Breweries, national parks, forests, rivers, hiking trails, biking trails, fairs, festivals — our little mountain town delivers big summer fun…. Read More

Summer vacations in Durango, Colorado, should include a whitewater rafting trip on the Animas River.

County fairs are an annual tradition that sometimes just don’t get the due their deserve — and the 2015 La Plata County Fair is right around the corner. The fair runs Aug. 5-9 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in the middle of Durango, just a couple blocks south from the Quality Inn Durango on Main Avenue. Don’t get it mixed up: Sure, county fairs are sort of old-fashioned — with people judging the… Read More

Spring is in full swing, and summer is just around the corner. And nothing heralds the start of summer in Durango quite like the Durango Farmer’s Market, which will resume its seasonal stay at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9. The market runs 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through September 26. But let’s not talk about September just yet… The Durango Farmer’s Market has about 60 participating vendors including local farms, area ranchers… Read More

Remember that movie, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead? No? Well, too bad; we’re using that as our segue anyway. This is our version of “Things to Do in Durango Before You’re Dead,” also known as “Things to Do in Durango When You’re on Vacation.” Memorial Day is over, school’s out, and summer is on. That means you’re probably trying to figure out what to do in Durango during for your family vacation or for your summer trip. Well, look no further because… Read More

Summer in Durango, Colorado, is really kind of perfect. Forget the Mile High City’s measly 5,280 feet (no offense, Denver). Durango sits at an elevation of 6,500 feet surrounded by the San Juan Mountains, which usually* keeps the city’s summertime temperatures in the 80s. Durango’s average high temperature is 75 degrees in June, 80 degrees in July and 77 degrees in August, which is pretty darn close to perfect weather for all… Read More