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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 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 Durango Fall Activities

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Though it’s hard to believe, Durango somehow becomes more magical once autumn hits and there are so many fall activities that take place here.  The crisp mountain air coupled with the changing leaves and plenty of locals taking advantage of the last vestiges of warmer weather makes you fall even deeper in love with our friendly little town. From activities for the whole family to the adventure seekers, we've compiled our list of some of the best things Durango has to offer in the fall months.   PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express You don’t have to be eight years…
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Rex2 10 Things to do in Durango in August

By | activities, Adventure Packages, culture, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Tours, Durango Zip Line, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Jeep / Hummer Tours, Rafting, train, Train Packages, Train Rides, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Summer’s not over yet so don’t let that hold you back from experiencing the best that Durango has to offer in August! We locals know that the summer just gets better once August rolls around… don't believe us? We’ve listed our favorite reasons why late summer in Durango is one of the best times to come visit! Tubing the Animas River - If you haven’t been tubing down a river yet, have you ever really experienced the true Durango? Life changes once you’re down on the water and the river is perfect for tubing when the water gets low. Hot,…
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Rex2 Ditch the Device: 5 Ideas for Quality Durango Time with the Fam

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We all know it’s hard to put the phone (or tablet or laptop) away. But, Durango’s incredible scenery has a unique way of demanding your attention: anything on a screen is dull in comparison to the peaks and rivers, wildflowers and wildlife of Durango and the surrounding areas. So, put your gaming and social media on pause and opt instead for one of these grand, family-friendly adventures: 1. ATV Tour Explore the off-road high-country on an ATV tour. Tours depart daily during the summer months, from a variety of locations, including Durango, Silverton and Glenwood Springs. Both guided and unguided…
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Rex2 Riding in Style: Aboard the Amtrak to Glenwood Springs

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Denver to Glenwood Springs on the Amtrak is one of our best-sellers, and it’s not exactly a mystery why. Though trains may no longer be the most common mode of travel, they lend a touch of history, heritage and nostalgia to any vacation. A not-insignificant bonus of train travel: not driving. Instead, settle in and enjoy the epic views in an eco-friendly, low-stress fashion. This year round adventure is a perfect escape from the hustle-and-bustle of the Mile High City. Glenwood Springs has long been catering to tourists looking to unwind. Book your Glenwood Springs Amtrak Package today! The California…
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Rex2 Gateway Reservation’s 30th Anniversary

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Gateway Reservations is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year (wahoo!), so we thought we’d share a little about the dynamic duo behind the scenes. THE TEAM: When Bruce and Lori Moss moved to Durango more than 26 years ago, they were immediately taken with this small, Southwestern town and worked hard to plant seeds here. In 2000 they bought Gateway Reservations—a dream business in an industry and a town they loved—so they could continue to raise their two children in Durango. They couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. And, they were more than qualified: Bruce had an extensive background and degree…
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Rex2 How to spend your Turkey-day Getaway

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  Bring your family to Durango for a Thanksgiving that will leave you profoundly grateful for the love of family, and for the beauty of the San Juan mountains, the ancient culture of Mesa Verde, and that nostalgic and welcoming allure of the Old West. Here’s a unique and memorable way to spend your Turkey-day Getaway: Arrive Wednesday: One of the many wonderful things about Durango is that you don’t have to break the bank to get here; Durango is an incredible “drive-in” destination. From these nearby hubs, we’re just a quick and lovely jaunt away: Phoenix                       8 hrs. Albuquerque              …
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Rex2 Our Favorite Ways to Witness Fall

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Fall is beautiful in Durango: the river runs clear, the trees are on fire, the air is crisp and the days sunny and pleasant. With colors beginning to change and peak season just around the bend, we thought we’d share a couple of our favorite ways to get out there and soak up the sights.         OUR TOP FIVE: Hike There are innumerable trails in the Durango area for reveling in the incredible autumn colors. Late September, head to the high country where the aspens are combusting and the air is crisp. In town, the Animas River Trail…
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