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Rex2 The Historic Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad

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  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 Spend Spring in Colorado!

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While there is technically never a bad time to visit Colorado, there is just something about visiting during the spring that makes it even better...if that is even possible! Fewer crowds, spring sunshine, lifted spirits from the locals make our state seem like it’s bursting at the seams with life. Below, we're given you just a few reasons to consider spring (which lasts until June, sometimes) a great time to visit.    Weather         When you think of Colorado, thoughts of snow covered mountains and brisk weather that is perfect for skiing and other outdoor activities may flood your mind.…
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Rex2 Spring Travel in Colorado: What to Pack and Why

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A favorite saying here in Colorado is, “Wait five minutes and the weather will change.” It’s almost the go-to phrase you’ll hear when it’s snowing or raining or sunny outside in the mountains. Though we’re finally seeing the days get longer, we still have plenty of days where it will snow in the morning and by evening it’s 50 degrees. So, what do you pack for a trip where the weather changes so much? Layering Tees: Packing a tee that can layer easily under a sweater or a shirt can help give you that extra bit of warmth, which is…
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Rex2 Why Durango is the Perfect Year-Round Vacation Destination

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Have you been trying to find a great vacation destination that you can visit year-round? Located in the Southwestern region of Colorado is where you will find the city of Durango, which has experienced an expansion in the number of visitors who have chosen this town as either a destination vacation or for others who choose to make this quaint town their home.  From being featured in travel magazines (like US News and Outside Magazine), the secret is out: Durango is where it's at. Packed with history and opportunities for year-round adventures, read more to find out why it captivates…
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Rex2 Snow Report for February 15, 2018

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With our latest storm a long time coming, we’re happy to report that Purgatory Ski Resort is looking at a collective base of 41” - with over 21” of new snow that's fallen in the last 72 hours! 4″ overnight and 21″ in the past 3 days with even MORE snow expected this weekend. Which is PERFECT timing for President's Day weekend! Looking for a way to get up here and take advantage of the skiing during President’s Day Weekend (or, maybe, for a late-Valentine’s Day Gift)? We have some amazing ski getaway packages for you. Ski and Stay: It's…
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Rex2 Winter Activities to Keep Your Spirits High!

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Winter doesn't have to be gloomy - especially when there are so many wonderful activities and festivals taking place! So if you're trying to figure out ways to make your winter vacation a little more fun, then keep reading. We have everything you need to chase those winter blues away and help you make the most of your winter getaway! Ice Skating If you like to ice skate, then head over to Telluride where they have two ice skating rinks to choose from. Andy Hanley rink is a professional grade, full-sized indoor rink that is fully enclosed. Telluride also has,…
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Rex2 Not a Downhill Skier? No Problem!

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Winter in Colorado can be just as much fun for those who don't ski as it is for those who do.  It's not difficult at all to come up with a list of fun things to do in Colorado.  In fact, you may become overwhelmed by our great list of Colorado winter activities.  We have ideas for every age and activity level. Ice Skating Durango has a large ice skating rink that adds to its winter charm.  If you like “late” night ice skating, twirl around the ice until 9 pm at Beaver Creek Village's Ice Skating rink.  Enjoy a…
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Rex2 New Years’ Eve in & around Durango

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New Years' Eve in Durango will be here shortly so we've compiled some of our favorite go-to's for a great night (or weekend) out on the town. Durango has so much to offer and it's always fun to indulge in the delicious food, the quaint hotels, and the many things to do in this small town we call home. After years of New Years' celebrations, these are our top recommendations for things to do for a quick getaway or a fun night out. As always, our travel agents are here ready to answer any questions you may have about our…
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Rex2 Colorado Travel Adventures for Those 50 and Older

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No matter your age, Colorado is full of amazing things to do during any season. If you like adventurous vacations or relaxing ones, exciting things to do or cultural experiences, Durango has a ton of activities to appease everyone. Especially, if you’re empty-nesters or retired. Did you know that the words “O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties, Above the fruited plain,” from our famed America the Beautiful were inspired and penned after the author had hiked a Colorado peak? We live in a truly beautiful country! It makes me want to swirl…
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Rex2 High-Country Adventures in a UTV

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Bruce Moss, owner of Gateway Reservations, and his friend and marketing mentor, Greg Phillips, took the day off on Friday, July 21 to spend the day in the San Juan Mountains celebrating Bruce’s birthday.  They normally hike, but today they decided to take in the high-country views from a UTV (utility task vehicle). Greg rented a 2-seater Polaris RZR® (you can also rent a 4-seater to share the ride with friends and family), a performance side-by-side UTV from Durango Adventure Rentals, located in Durango. He said the owner, Chuck, was super easy to work with and delivered the RZR® on…
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