Menu
Category

History

Category Archives: History

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…
Read More

Rex2 Glenwood’s Summer of Entertainment

By | Arts, culture, Evening Shows, Events, Festivals, Glenwood Hot Springs, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, History, Hot Springs, Music, Special Events, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Once the temperatures heat up, so does the music scene! Although the population of Glenwood Springs is relatively small, the number of concerts and music festivals makes the population boom during the summer months. Here are some upcoming events that will be sure to bring music to your ears. Two Rivers Park In previous years, the concert season has lured many musicians to the area, performing for an ever-growing crowd. This year is no different with music that started in June and lasting thru August 1st, performers will delight every Wednesday evening. On this year’s lineup, you will find Lipbone…
Read More

Rex2 Why Durango is the Perfect Year-Round Vacation Destination

By | activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, durango, Durango Events, Hiking, History, In The News | No Comments
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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Rex2 Mesa Verde: The 700 Years Tours

By | Adventure Packages, Adventures, durango, History, Mesa Verde, Multi Destination Packages, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Mesa Verde Park, 700 years old, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the entire United States, stands as the largest archaeological preserve in the country on top of a beautiful mesa covered in sagebrush and pinon-juniper forest.  Recent visitors to southwestern Colorado's one-of-a-kind Mesa Verde Park took to Trip Advisor to describe their experience as: "Unforgettable experience!” “Amazing!” “A very unique National Park!” "Very interesting national park with lots to see and do.” “Definitely worth a visit!” "Do NOT miss Mesa Verde!! Especially the petroglyphs!!” "Wow.” “Breathtaking & Educational Experience.” "Amazing to see but requires planning.” What’s the History…
Read More

Rex2 Only in Silverton: Four Uniquely Mountain-town Events

By | culture, Events, History, Learning, Special Events | No Comments
Silverton is a mountain town in the southwest corner of Colorado (current population: 700).   Settled in a caldera at 9,300 feet, the tiny mining town was originally home to Ute Indians who spent summers hunting the highlands. In 1873 the Brunot Agreement opened the San Juan Mountains to settlement and by 1960 the first white men, miners, flocked to Silverton in search of silver and gold. The early days were marked by a rough and tumble crowd in a dangerous profession. As their numbers grew, churches, hospitals, a library, town hall and miner’s union moved into town and the population…
Read More