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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 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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Rex2 Colorado’s Crazy Spring Weather

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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

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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 A Bird’s Eye View With Durango Air Tours

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A recent excursion with Durango Air Tours by two of Gateway Reservations’ travel consultants left them with some excellent first impressions. Durango Air Tours is offering a special promotion for the month of April 2019: Fly in the month of April 2019 and receive a 10% discount. This is an activity you definitely don't want to miss - read the reviews from Bruce and Brittany below!   "Living in Durango for almost 30 years, I have traveled the roads in and out of Durango hundreds of times.  Touring this beautiful area from the air was awe-inspiring and provided a totally…
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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 Spend Spring in Colorado!

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While there is technically never a bad time to visit Colorado, there is just something about visiting during the spring that makes it even better...if that is even possible! Fewer crowds, spring sunshine, lifted spirits from the locals make our state seem like it’s bursting at the seams with life. Below, we're given you just a few reasons to consider spring (which lasts until June, sometimes) a great time to visit.  Weather         When you think of Colorado, thoughts of snow covered mountains and brisk weather that is perfect for skiing and other outdoor activities may flood your mind. However,…
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Rex2 Spring Travel in Colorado: What to Pack and Why

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A favorite saying here in Colorado is, “Wait five minutes and the weather will change.” It’s almost the go-to phrase you’ll hear when it’s snowing or raining or sunny outside in the mountains. Though we’re finally seeing the days get longer, we still have plenty of days where it will snow in the morning and by evening it’s 50 degrees. So, what do you pack for a trip where the weather changes so much? Layering Tees: Packing a tee that can layer easily under a sweater or a shirt can help give you that extra bit of warmth, which is…
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Rex2 Why Durango is the Perfect Year-Round Vacation Destination

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Have you been trying to find a great vacation destination that you can visit year-round? Located in the Southwestern region of Colorado is where you will find the city of Durango, which has experienced an expansion in the number of visitors who have chosen this town as either a destination vacation or for others who choose to make this quaint town their home.  From being featured in travel magazines (like US News and Outside Magazine), the secret is out: Durango is where it's at. Packed with history and opportunities for year-round adventures, read more to find out why it captivates…
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