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Rex2 Riding in Style: Aboard the Amtrak to Glenwood Springs

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Amtrak Train, Entertainment, Family Packages, Glenwood Hot Springs, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, Hot Springs, Hotels, packages, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides | No Comments
Denver to Glenwood Springs on the Amtrak is one of our best-selling vacation packages, 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. Combine your Amtrak ride with lodging and some…
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Rex2 Ditch the Device: 5 Ideas for Quality Durango Time with the Fam

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, durango, Durango Events, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Tours, Durango Zip Line, Entertainment, Family Packages, packages, Rafting, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Uncategorized, Vacation, Vacation Planning, Zipline | No Comments
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 5 Ways to Enjoy Sledding in Durango

By | Activities, Family Packages, Purgatory, Snowmobiling, Vacation | No Comments
The snow is here, winter is in full swing, and sledding is just one of many family-friendly ways to enjoy the season. Whether it’s a mellow slide down an in-town hill before a family meal or cup of coffee, or a ride through snow-dusted pines in the mountains, Durango knows how to ride: 1. Sleigh Rides North of town you’ll find two stables offering winter sleigh rides. At Buck’s Livery, conveniently located across the highway from Purgatory Resort, Belgian and Percheron Draft horses will pull you and your loved ones on an 8-person sleigh for an unforgettable sunset tour. About…
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Rex2 The Snowdown Breakdown: The History and Highlights of Durango’s Most Outlandish Event    

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Durango’s mid-winter festival is anything but glib. In fact, it’s the opposite. One of the largest winter festivals in all of Colorado, this little town pulls out all the stops for the nearly 40-year-old event. And this year’s theme (listen up you Star Wars lovers), “Durangalactic Snowdown,” is sure to attract an especially passionate crowd. Originally founded in 1979 as a desperate attempt to bring something bright and festive to the short, dark days of winter, the festival has grown exponentially. And, while each year brings new events and some events die-off, the classics hold strong and creative new ones…
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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 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…
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Rex2 The Gift of Travel

By | durango, Durango Family Packages, Family Packages, Gift of Travel, Ski Packages, Train Packages, Vacation Planning | No Comments
“Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.” – John Steinbeck Gift giving is never easy; it can be time-consuming and often costly, and while it can be deeply rewarding, that golden goose of the perfect gift often remains elusive. Not this year. This year, we’ve got your golden goose: the gift of travel. A Gateway Gift of Travel Certificate is easily personalized and timeless. After your recipient returns home, memories and lessons learned during the dream vacation stay with them long after movement has ceased. Through Gateway’s Gift of Travel Certificates, you can gift…
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Rex2 Experience winter aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

By | durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Train Packages, Uncategorized | No Comments
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 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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