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Rex2 All Aboard the Cascade Canyon Winter Train!

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With winter break right around the corner and snow forecasted for our little town, what better way to spend your vacation than riding the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad? The historic steam engine will take you almost all the way up to Silverton so you can see some of the most amazing scenery covered in snow. The Cascade Winter Train departs daily from the Durango station and gives you a front row seat for 26 miles through some of the most impressive mountainscapes of the San Juan National Forest. Follow the Animas River and see waterfalls covered in…
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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 Reflections on a Holiday Weekend Getaway

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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 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 Winter Getaways & the Ease of the Amtrak

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  When it comes to travel, winter presents unique planning challenges. How long is it going to take to get there? What are the roads like? And most importantly: how do we make the most of our winter getaway? Instead of navigating busy freeways, trying to find parking at popular ski resorts, and driving to and from where you ski and where you stay, imagine parking your car at the Union Station in Denver and leaving the stress of bad roads and bad traffic behind. Keeping it stress -free: Instead of dodging semi trucks or eyeing speeding cars, you peer…
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Rex2 Experience winter aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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While we’re still relishing the beautiful days of fall, crisp mornings and snow-brushed peaks tell us winter is definitely making its way to Colorado. We’re excited about all the usual winter suspects—skiing and sledding, sleigh rides and cozy evenings—and one of the things we’re most excited about is winter rides aboard the Durango & Silverton’s Cascade Canyon Winter Train. For a quiet, serene and breathtakingly beautiful winter way to experience the San Juan Mountains covered in snow, consider our Durango Winter Train and Lodging Package. The crowds have simmered down since summer, and the early 1920’s vintage locomotive cars offer…
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Rex2 Spring Fever in Durango, Colorado

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Everyone has Spring Fever here in beautiful Durango!  But winter is not over just yet!  Durango Mountain Resort is open for skiing and boarding until April 5th, so book your Spring Break trip now!  With over 300 days of sunshine a year,  it's always a great time for winter mountain fun!  If you don't ski, try a snowmobile adventure or a magical sleigh ride; there's something for everyone, here in paradise! The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is busy with its Cascade Winter Train through May 1st.  Enjoy Breathtaking views through a winter wonderland, in enclosed and heated train…
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Rex2 My Bucket List – Colorado Zip Line – CHECK!

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Last weekend, my husband and I checked off another exciting adventure from our Summer Bucket List Ideas!  We took the Durango zip line adventure of a lifetime!  If you're looking for  exciting and fun things to do in Durango, CO, look no further than Soaring Treetop Adventures!  This will be one of those Colorado vacations that you'll remember for the rest of your life! First, we boarded our deluxe train car in the morning, enjoying the breathtaking views on our two-hour journey to Tall Timber.  Upon arrival, we were greeted by a group of very friendly folks who made us…
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Rex2 Summer Offers Something For Everyone In Durango!

By | activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Arts, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Zip Line, Evening Shows, Family Packages, Jeep / Hummer Tours, Rafting, train, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning, Zipline | No Comments
With the fantastic weather we've been experiencing lately, it's time to think about planning a great summer vacation with your family!  There are so many things to do in summer right here in Durango, so allow yourself time to fit it all in! Perhaps the most popular draw to our area in the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  The summer train to Silverton runs from May 3rd to October 25th--seats book quickly, so call and reserve yours day.  We can put together a package with discounts on lodging and train tickets!  There are also several options available, from taking…
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Rex2 Epic Snow Conditions in Durango

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Today, as I gaze out the window of my office at the beautiful falling snow, I'm reminded that Durango Mountain Resort is boasting EPIC early season snow conditions this year!  This new storm will bring even more powder, and that means I'll surely be up at the mountain this weekend with my family! Everywhere I look, I see snow capped peaks and folks bundled up--everyone is in the holiday spirit, shopping, dining out and attending various holiday events!  We are so lucky to actually live in a place that people save up all year to visit. If your friends and…
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