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Lori Moss

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Rex2 Our Favorite 10 Best FREE Things to do in Durango

By | Activities, Arts, Beer, Biking, Dining, durango, Durango Events, Entertainment, Hiking, Vacation Planning | No Comments
As you may have heard through the grapevine, our incredibly mild and dry weather makes Durango, Colorado a year-round destination for visitors from around the world. All four seasons offer something for everyone. And, if you are fortunate enough to live here, you know this first-hand. We moved our young family here from Florida nearly 29 years ago in the middle of January and have never regretted that decision. We spend much of our free time outdoors – all year long – enjoying the weather and our incredible scenery! Summer is delightful in Durango. Warm sunny days give in to…
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Rex2 Cumbres & Toltec Begins Its 49th Season!

By | Activities, Adventures, History, packages, Pagosa Springs Packages, Sightseeing Tours, Train Packages, Train Rides, Vacation | No Comments
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a national historic landmark, begins its 49th season today!   The authentic, coal-fired steam locomotives depart daily from both the Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado stations, offering a variety of trips to choose from.  The 64-miles of track cross the Colorado and New Mexico state border 11 times. You’ll climb up and over Cumbres Pass at 10,015 feet, which is the highest point reached by any steam railroad north America.   Choose from Coach, Tourist, or Parlor class of service, and enjoy a hearty hot lunch, including desserts, at the Osier stop, which…
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Rex2 Colorado’s Crazy Spring Weather

By | Activities, Adventures, durango, Durango Packages, Purgatory, Skiing, train, Train Packages, Uncategorized, Vacation | No Comments
Spring weather in Colorado is unpredictable and very fickle.  This year is no exception.  We’ve had unusually cool days mixed with warm sunny days.  Here it is May 20th and it snowed on and off a few times today. We’ve lived in Durango nearly 30 years, and I don’t remember seeing snow this late in May.  I also don’t remember having such surreal and vivid sunsets.  Moisture is always a welcome sight around these parts – especially since this area was in a severe drought last year. So, bring it on…we all say!  While the snow is not sticking in…
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Rex2 New and Unique Activities in Durango, CO

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Biking, Entertainment, Relaxation, Sightseeing Tours, Unique Packages, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Traveling in spring is one of life’s greatest pleasures! Come out of winter hiding and take in the longer days, warm breezes, budding flowers, and all those farm babies!  Let’s not forget there are no crowds to contend with either and the weather is perfect for exploring. Spring is a great time to visit Durango, Colorado. Whether you would like to ride the historic train, partake in one of many outdoor activities, or explore the area’s rich culture and history, there is something here for everyone. Looking for something unique? We have four new activities we’d love to share with…
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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…
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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…
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Rex2 Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers and Entertainment

By | Activities, Dining, durango, Durango Events, Evening Shows, Food for thought, Music | No Comments
By Mashi Salomon, Local Travel Consultant If you are looking for a satisfying and delicious western BBQ dinner paired with pure Southwest Colorado cowboy entertainment, look no further. Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is set in the beautiful Animas Valley in Durango, Colorado. You can take Hwy 550 N or take a small detour and drive north on County Road 250 where you will experience the valley’s red rock walls, green pastures, and mountain views. Parking is plentiful, and you will be greeted by delightful, western-theme costumed folks setting the mood for the night. The property takes on a feel of…
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Rex2 Colorado Ziplining with Soaring Tree Top Adventures

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Durango Zip Line, Train Packages, Unique Packages, Zipline | No Comments
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 Western Colorado Horseback Rides

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There's nothing quite as western as riding horseback through the Rocky Mountains. And with a slew of quality outfitters to choose from, it's quite easy to book the perfect ride.  We've selected a few of our favorites for you.  Speak with one of our local travel consultants about creating a western getaway that's perfect for you.  Call 800.828.4228       Over The Hill Outfitters Just 15 minutes east of Durango Over The Hill Outfitters offers 1- and 2-hour horseback rides on the 1000 acres of the Palmer Quarter Horse Ranch, located about 10 miles from downtown Durango.  There are…
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