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Lori Moss

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Rex2 The Historic Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad

By | activities, History, packages, train, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
  One of the perks of working for a tourism reservations company is getting to experience first-hand the area’s attractions and activities. Last week, three of our awesome, hard-working gals had the opportunity to get out of the office for the day, step back in time, relax and take in the beautiful scenery with a ride the historic Cumbres & Toltec Railroad out of Chama, New Mexico. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is a National Historic Landmark and is the longest and highest steam, narrow gauge railroad in North America. This scenic 64-mile train ride crosses the border of…
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Rex2 Reflections on a Holiday Weekend Getaway

By | Amtrak Train, Glenwood Hot Springs, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, History, Hot Springs, Hotels, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Vacation | No Comments
After a fun, long holiday weekend getaway for Thanksgiving visiting our daughter and her husband near Vail, Colorado, we headed west on Interstate 70 to get our Glenwood Springs "fix."  We love this Colorado mountain town. It’s the perfect getaway about three hours west of Denver. Our room was ready early, so we checked into one of our favorite hotels, The Hotel Denver, conveniently located in historic downtown Glenwood, directly across the street from the Amtrak Station.  Roxie and her front desk staff are always friendly and helpful. This boutique hotel boasts a unique style with the perfect mix of old…
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Rex2 Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers and Entertainment

By | activities, Dining, durango, Durango Events, Evening Shows, Food for thought, Music | No Comments
By Mashi Salomon, Local Travel Consultant If you are looking for a satisfying and delicious western BBQ dinner paired with pure Southwest Colorado cowboy entertainment, look no further. Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is set in the beautiful Animas Valley in Durango, Colorado. You can take Hwy 550 N or take a small detour and drive north on County Road 250 where you will experience the valley’s red rock walls, green pastures, and mountain views. Parking is plentiful, and you will be greeted by delightful, western-theme costumed folks setting the mood for the night. The property takes on a feel of…
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Rex2 Colorado Ziplining with Soaring Tree Top Adventures

By | activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Durango Zip Line, Train Packages, Unique Packages, Zipline | No Comments
By Mashi Salomon, Local Travel Consultant The day started off with the utmost excitement. Today would be the day that I would get to ride on the famous Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, as well as fly through the trees on the world’s longest and safest zipline course of its kind! I met Carrie, my co-worker, at Starbucks, and we both giggled with excitement at the thought of the impending day of adventure ahead of us. We crossed the street towards the train station, and immediately found Soaring Tree Top’s first-class train car that we would be riding. We…
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Rex2 Western Colorado Horseback Rides

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There's nothing quite as western as riding horseback through the Rocky Mountains. And with a slew of quality outfitters to choose from, it's quite easy to book the perfect ride.  We've selected a few of our favorites for you.  Speak with one of our local travel consultants about creating a western getaway that's perfect for you.  Call 800.828.4228       Over The Hill Outfitters Just 15 minutes east of Durango Over The Hill Outfitters offers 1- and 2-hour horseback rides on the 1000 acres of the Palmer Quarter Horse Ranch, located about 10 miles from downtown Durango.  There are…
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Rex2 Early Whitewater Rafting on the Lower Animas River

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The whitewater rafting season is underway and the Lower Animas River is calling all challengers! Thanks to an extra snowy winter, the rapids are flowing high and fast. It should be a long, fun season. You can raft the Animas River commercially through September (depending on water levels). The Lower Animas River cuts through downtown Durango and the Class III Whitewater Park, located just south of town. It's a perfect river for first-timers and families, as well as seasoned paddlers.   David Moler, owner and raft guide at Durango Rivertrippers, shares his news about the local whitewater park: "You have…
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Rex2 Ride ‘n Relax in Glenwood Springs

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Most people know Glenwood Springs for its natural hot springs, and for good reason, they're awesome. Though most usually picture the massive swimming pool at Glenwood Hot Springs. However, there's another lesser known resort that folks love, Iron Mountain. Tucked away alongside the Colorado River, Iron Mountain Hot Springs is sure to relax away your worries. It's Glenwood's newest hot springs resort, open daily year round. Iron Mountain Hot Springs Sixteen cozy mineral pools, ranging from 99 to 108°F are the highlight at Iron Mountain. There's also a family swimming pool, filled with 100,000 gallons of fresh water that's heated…
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Rex2 8 Great Southwest Colorado Excursions

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Escape to the rugged San Juan Mountains this summer for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Every traveler from young to old and relaxed to go-getter will find a unique activity that's perfect for them. The mountain towns of Pagosa Springs, Durango, Cortez, Telluride, Ouray and Silverton await the eager traveler. We selected eight of the region's most popular attractions below. 1. Animas River Rafting With both the Upper and Lower Animas to choose from, you'll find a whitewater float that's right for you. Classes range from one to five, with the Upper Animas River being solely for thrill-seekers and experienced rafters. The…
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Rex2 Delve into Twelve Unique Durango Train Rides

By | Durango Events, Events, Festivals | No Comments
One of Southwest Colorado's biggest attractions is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The coal-powered train takes you back in time, winding riverside through canyons in the rugged San Juan Mountains. In addition to their frequent trips to Cascade Canyon and Silverton, the railroad hosts special themed trips year round, celebrating everything from beer and wine, to blues and Santa Clause. Here are some of our favorite annual events on-board the train: 1. Easter Beagle Express The Peanuts™ Easter Beagle Express features three holiday decorated cars, along with crafts, games and prizes catered to the whole family. Other highlights…
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