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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 The Many Benefits of Hot Springs

By | Glenwood Hot Springs, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, Hot Springs, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Benefits of Hot Springs Maybe you've always enjoyed soothing, mineral-rich hot springs because of how wonderful you felt afterward, but there is a plethora of natural health benefits you may not have even known about.  Throughout history, people have enjoyed them for their scenic, often breathtaking, beauty, scientific value and mysterious, yet well-attested natural healing powers.  Enjoying one of our earth's natural spas might be just what the doctor ordered.  Let Gateway Reservations arrange your stay at the luxurious Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  You will find yourself just steps from the world's largest hot springs…
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Rex2 Colorado Travel Adventures for Those 50 and Older

By | activities, Adventure Packages, Multi Destination Packages, Pagosa Springs Packages, telluride, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
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 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…
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Rex2 Colorado Ziplining with Soaring Tree Top Adventures

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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 Winter Getaways & the Ease of the Amtrak

By | Adventure Packages, Amtrak Train, Family Packages, Gift of Travel, Glenwood Springs Packages, Hot Springs, Multi Destination Packages, Ski Packages, Train Packages, Unique Packages | No Comments
  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 Durango: the perfect year-round wedding (or reunion) destination

By | activities, Durango Family Packages, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Packages, Family Packages, Special Events, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation | No Comments
While summer is generally celebrated as prime wedding, reunion and general vacation season, Durango offers up a litany of reasons for planning a gathering any time of year. And, whether it’s a wedding, reunion or some other reason to gather together, we’re happy to help guide guests to their favorite activities so you don’t have to. We can host a wedding (or event page) on our site so that guests can call us to book reservations and have their questions answered. In other words, we’ll help lighten your planning load. Here are some seasonal highlights to consider when planning your…
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Rex2 Gateway Reservation’s 30th Anniversary

By | Adventure Packages, Adventures, durango, Family Packages, Food for thought, Ski Packages, train, Unique Packages, Vacation Planning | No Comments
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 More Mesa Verde, Please

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  Fall always brings flora to mind: trees that glow yellow, red, and orange are a classic portrait of the season. But changing leaves aren’t the only thing that color this region with an impressive pallet: an abundance of historic and cultural sites color the region with fascinating peeks into the past. Perhaps the most famous of these cultural sites, one of our favorites, is Mesa Verde National Park. And, while the ancient ruins tucked into high-desert alcoves are stunning year-round, fall offers prime temperatures and added color. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be9gfM_ej8Y There are numerous ways to see the Park, and we can…
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Rex2 The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train: fall and winter highlights

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Though summer is drawing to a close, themed rides on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad are ramping up. In many ways, fall and winter are our favorite seasons for train rides, and here’s why: THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride has to be our number one reason, and we’ll tell you why in a minute, but first, hurry and book! We know it feels early, but this train sells out so fast.       So, here’s why we (and apparently many, many others) love THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride:  This isn't just a train for kids-it brings out the…
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