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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 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 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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