It can be tough to keep sugar-powered kiddos entertained during the long, school-less stretches of winter break, but here are some fun, kid-friendly things to do in Durango over Christmas break.

July and August are the perfect time to go tubing in the Animas River in Durango.

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

Well, it’s Labor Day weekend. That means summer is officially wrapping up, and autumn is ready to roll out the red (and yellow and orange) carpet. But don’t pack away the cooler and the sunscreen just yet. There are a few more weekends of summer fun to squeeze in before fall shows up. Here are a few things to do in Durango before summer calls it quits. Durango Farmers Market Every Saturday through… Read More

Animas River Days is a weekend-long celebration of all things whitewater: rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, rubber duck racing…? Oh, don’t forget the inflatable rodeo or the river parade. Animas River Days kicks off this weekend, and most events will be held at Durango’s Whitewater Park, 149 S. Camino del Rio near Santa Rita Park. The Animas River is truly the heart of Durango; the city grew up along its banks, and Main Avenue… 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

Winterfest at Durango Mountain Resort kicks off Friday and runs all weekend to celebrate all things snow-related. Among the many cold-weather activities are snow tubing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice climbing and, of course, skiing and snowboarding — including a giant, inflatable airbag that will allow novices and pros to try new jumps and tricks with a guaranteed soft landing. Winterfest runs Jan. 17-20 at Durango Mountain Resort, about 30 minutes north of… Read More

The snow has hit and it is finally snow tubing time in Durango. Whether you’re looking for some high-octane tubing at one of the ski slopes just outside town, or just looking for a great hill for some leisurely tubing with the family, there are plenty of places to fulfill your need for speed. For those looking for some serious downhill tubing, Durango Mountain Resort and the Hesperus Ski Area have great… 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