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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 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 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 Romantic Getaway Ideas to do in Durango, Colorado

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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we put together a list of our favorite romantic things to do in Durango, Colorado. Whether you’re just visiting for a date night or you’re staying for a longer getaway, here are some of our favorite activities for lovebirds. During the day, take advantage of our snow sports in and around town. From trains to tours, we have activities to make the most of the winter season. Ride the Cascade Canyon Winter Train in heated coaches on a 26-mile scenic excursion through the wintery San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River. Read more…
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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 Upcoming Spring Events for Durango, Colorado

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Wondering what to do in the mountains come springtime and early summer? Fear not! Since Punxsutawney Phil predicted a longer winter, it means that we may be seeing more snow in our future and you can possibly squeeze in a few more days of skiing! But did you know that there are also a ton of fun festivals and activities that are coming up? March: Durango Film Festival: February 28- March 4th, 2018 Come and see a variety of independent films, discussions with directors, and more! Durango’s Film Festival has been around since 2001 - providing the Four Corners area…
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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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