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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

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.

Purgatory Mountain kicked of it’s 50th season on November 21, 2015. Here is a brief history and introduction to this hidden gem located in Southwestern Colorado. History Formally Durango Mountain Resort, Purgatory Mountain has recently gone back to its original namesake when controlling ownership changed hands in 2015. James Coleman purchased the resort assets at the beginning of the year. (http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_27597794/sale-durango-mountain-resort-finalized-name-change-back) The resort’s real estate rights continue to be held by the… 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

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now is the time (ahem, we’re looking at you, fellas) to be thinking about what to do, where to go and whether you need reservations to go there and do that. But why not expand V-Day beyond dinner to make it a Valentine’s weekend? You can do just that with a romantic getaway to Durango, Colorado. Our gorgeous little mountain town in Southwest Colorado… Read More

Guys. Hey guys. You guys. Guess  what time it is? That’s right. It’s time for Durango’s annual Snowdown! It’s gonna be a hoedown! Get ready for a throwdown! Ahem. The week-long winter party kicks off Jan. 29 and runs through Feb. 2. This year’s theme is “Safari So Good,” so be sure to keep that in mind during Snowdown’s shenanigans, including the costume ball and the crazy street parade of lights. This… Read More

Well, it’s that time of year. Summer is almost over, and the kiddos are getting ready to go back to school. But you could — and should, in our humble opinion — squeeze in one last late-summer-vacation hurrah before school starts. Mesa Verde National Park is the perfect place for a quick getaway for all you Coloradans, Arizonans, New Mexicans, Utahans (er, Utahns?) — heck, anyone who is looking for an easy road… Read More

Three bands for five bucks — and the money goes to a good cause? Sign us up! You still have a week to get your $5 advance tickets for Durango Nature Studies’ fifth annual Bluegrass Festival, 5 p.m. to 8:30 pm., Thursday, Aug. 8, at Rotary Park. Tickets are available at Band Wagon Music or Maria’s Bookshop, or you can buy them at the “door” (ahem, park) for $7 on the day… Read More

Hey, look at that. It’s Aug. 1. And you know what that means… No? You don’t? That means a whole lot of deals this month to ride the Durango and Silverton train. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering a heap of discounts through August when you book the railroad’s bus/train combo trip. Riders can save 10 percent if they ride the bus to Silverton and take the train —… Read More