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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 Nightlife in Glenwood with Kids

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Nightlife may sound like a topic that may not be associated with young children, especially when visions of nightclubs and popping into the quaint breweries and pubs that dot the area. Although parents may enjoy an occasional adult-only vacation, sans kids, there are plenty of options to explore and enjoy with your whole family after the sun goes down! Kid-Friendly Pubs Sure, it may not sound like an appropriate idea for some, but there are a variety of family-friendly pubs and restaurants in Glenwood Springs. One such place is the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, which has a variety of craft beers…
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Rex2 9 Reasons to Visit Glenwood Springs in the Spring

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Although the snowpack in Colorado might not have been as substantial as previous years, there is never a bad time to visit Glenwood Springs. Snow or no snow, there are still plenty of things to do while visiting this beautiful part of Colorado, especially if you’re traveling there by train! The town is small enough that you can get around with ease and see parts of this little mountain town that you wouldn’t normally get to see if you’re just driving by. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park         Located in the heart of Glenwood, you will find America’s only theme park…
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Rex2 Whitewater Rafting Safety Tips

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The thaw of snow is a sure sign that spring and summer are right around the corner here in Durango, Colorado. With warmer weather on the horizon, you will no doubt be looking for ways to cool off and have fun, so why not combine both and try rafting? However, before you even don your booties or pick up your paddle, there are some safety tips that can help to make your outdoor adventure a fun, and safe one! Safety First! Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the waterways or are a newbie looking to try paddling for the…
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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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Rex2 Snow Report for February 15, 2018

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With our latest storm a long time coming, we’re happy to report that Purgatory Ski Resort is looking at a collective base of 41” - with over 21” of new snow that's fallen in the last 72 hours! 4″ overnight and 21″ in the past 3 days with even MORE snow expected this weekend. Which is PERFECT timing for President's Day weekend! Looking for a way to get up here and take advantage of the skiing during President’s Day Weekend (or, maybe, for a late-Valentine’s Day Gift)? We have some amazing ski getaway packages for you. Ski and Stay: It's…
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