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Rex2 Seven Things To Do in Durango This Spring

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Feel like you've been cooped up this winter? Tired of those long dark hours?  That will change this weekend as we get to move our clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time, which takes effect at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8th!  Furthermore, spring is almost here and so is the warmer weather.  According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or the vernal equinox) falls on Thursday, March 19th this year. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The word equinox comes from the Latin words for…
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Rex2 Ride the Rockies 2020

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    Durango, Colorado is proud to host the 35th annual Ride the Rockies cyclist event from June 14th - 19th, 2020.   Riders come from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries to ride in this non-competitive event, which is open to cyclists of all ages. The tour route changes each year, and this year it will start and end right here in beautiful Durango, Colorado, one of the state’s most popular outdoor recreation and tourism destinations.  This year’s Ride the Rockies route is a loop, beginning in Durango and going clockwise, including Cortez, Norwood, and Ouray, along the most scenic…
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Rex2 A Rockin’ Snowdown 2020

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Back in 1979, the people here in Durango were covered in winter’s darkness, so we longed to do something to keep our spirits up during the colder, winter months.  So we created a week-long festival, and we named it Snowdown!  This year, Durango’s annual Snowdown Festival marks its 42nd straight year!  The Snowdown Festival runs from Wednesday, January 29th through Sunday, February 2nd, 2020. Every year there is a different theme for the Snowdown Festival, allowing locals to dress up all week in crazy, hilarious, themed costumes and parade around town from early dawn until late in the wee hours,…
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Rex2 Do Turkey Day Your Way – With a Getaway

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Thanksgiving Getaway to Durango? Why not? Maybe, sitting around the house all day eating and watching football is not really what you had in mind for Thanksgiving this year?  Maybe, you're looking for a way to celebrate how grateful you are for your family and friends in a unique way? Maybe, you are thinking of a last minute getaway? Do Turkey Day your way! How about a getaway to Durango for Thanksgiving? Durango is known for its incredible scenery and awesome year-round weather.  Typically, you'll have snow in the high county but drier conditions in town. Durango has a diverse…
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Rex2 Seven Reasons to Visit Durango, Colorado This Fall

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Relax with a ride on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and take pictures of the golden fall colors. You can take the full trip to Silverton until October 26.   For a fun day of fall activities, ride the PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express to a pumpkin patch. Fun for all ages: live music, costume contest, maze, putt-putt, face painting, food, wine, beer, and treats.  And, lots more!   Soar on a Colorado eco tour over the San Juan Mountains and the Animas River on 27 different zip lines and save! This unforgettable, full-day adventure starts…
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Rex2 September is the best!

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Just looking for one more excuse to venture away from home?  September is my favorite month here in Durango.  Crisp mornings, cool nights and warm, sunny days are perfect for being outside and breathing our incredible Colorado fresh air.  This is month to enjoy awesome hiking and mountain biking in the high county, and the amazing wildflowers are still thriving!   You all know Durango is home to the famous Durango & Silverton Historic Train and Mesa Verde National Park is a short drive away. But, there are so many other reasons to come visit! Whether you are into outdoor adventures, Southwest…
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Rex2 Escape to Durango Before Summer Ends

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You might agree that Summer is going by a little too fast. Before it's over, why not make some last minute plans to get away from the sweltering heat? Come visit Durango and Southwest Colorado - the perfect summer destination for every budget. Our elevation is a little over 6,500 feet, so you can expect cool mornings and nights and sunny, warm, breezy days. There's something here for everyone to explore. But, don't forget to bring a light jacket or sweater.   National Parks & Monuments Durango is accessible to Mesa Verde National Park, Chimney Rock National Monument, Four Corners…
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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-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 Our Favorite 10 Best FREE Things to do in Durango

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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!

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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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