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Rex2 All Aboard the Cascade Canyon Winter Train!

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With winter break right around the corner and snow forecasted for our little town, what better way to spend your vacation than riding the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad? The historic steam engine will take you almost all the way up to Silverton so you can see some of the most amazing scenery covered in snow. The Cascade Winter Train departs daily from the Durango station and gives you a front row seat for 26 miles through some of the most impressive mountainscapes of the San Juan National Forest. Follow the Animas River and see waterfalls covered in…
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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 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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Rex2 15 Reasons Why Durango is a Kid-Friendly Vacation Spot

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If you have ever planned a vacation with kids, you may have been so overwhelmed you opted to leave them behind. Or worse, you ended up cutting your trip short because the trip proved to be too difficult. Let me offer a little sage advice: book your lodging and transportation ahead of time! Spontaneity works when you’re a childless couple comfortable pulling a tent out because you couldn’t book a hotel. After you have kids, you’re going to want to be sure you secured lodging because you and your kids will be much happier with a bed, a shower, and,…
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Rex2 10 Things to do in Durango in August

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Summer’s not over yet so don’t let that hold you back from experiencing the best that Durango has to offer in August! We locals know that the summer just gets better once August rolls around… don't believe us? We’ve listed our favorite reasons why late summer in Durango is one of the best times to come visit! Tubing the Animas River - If you haven’t been tubing down a river yet, have you ever really experienced the true Durango? Life changes once you’re down on the water and the river is perfect for tubing when the water gets low. Hot,…
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Rex2 Ditch the Device: 5 Ideas for Quality Durango Time with the Fam

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We all know it’s hard to put the phone (or tablet or laptop) away. But, Durango’s incredible scenery has a unique way of demanding your attention: anything on a screen is dull in comparison to the peaks and rivers, wildflowers and wildlife of Durango and the surrounding areas. So, put your gaming and social media on pause and opt instead for one of these grand, family-friendly adventures: 1. ATV Tour Explore the off-road high-country on an ATV tour. Tours depart daily during the summer months, from a variety of locations, including Durango, Silverton and Glenwood Springs. Both guided and unguided…
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Rex2 The Gift of Travel

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“Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.” – John Steinbeck Gift giving is never easy; it can be time-consuming and often costly, and while it can be deeply rewarding, that golden goose of the perfect gift often remains elusive. Not this year. This year, we’ve got your golden goose: the gift of travel. A Gateway Gift of Travel Certificate is easily personalized and timeless. After your recipient returns home, memories and lessons learned during the dream vacation stay with them long after movement has ceased. Through Gateway’s Gift of Travel Certificates, you can gift…
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Rex2 Experience winter aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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While we’re still relishing the beautiful days of fall, crisp mornings and snow-brushed peaks tell us winter is definitely making its way to Colorado. We’re excited about all the usual winter suspects—skiing and sledding, sleigh rides and cozy evenings—and one of the things we’re most excited about is winter rides aboard the Durango & Silverton’s Cascade Canyon Winter Train. For a quiet, serene and breathtakingly beautiful winter way to experience the San Juan Mountains covered in snow, consider our Durango Winter Train and Lodging Package. The crowds have simmered down since summer, and the early 1920’s vintage locomotive cars offer…
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Rex2 Durango: the perfect year-round wedding (or reunion) destination

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While summer is generally celebrated as prime wedding, reunion and general vacation season, Durango offers up a litany of reasons for planning a gathering any time of year. And, whether it’s a wedding, reunion or some other reason to gather together, we’re happy to help guide guests to their favorite activities so you don’t have to. We can host a wedding (or event page) on our site so that guests can call us to book reservations and have their questions answered. In other words, we’ll help lighten your planning load. Here are some seasonal highlights to consider when planning your…
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Rex2 More Mesa Verde, Please

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  Fall always brings flora to mind: trees that glow yellow, red, and orange are a classic portrait of the season. But changing leaves aren’t the only thing that color this region with an impressive pallet: an abundance of historic and cultural sites color the region with fascinating peeks into the past. Perhaps the most famous of these cultural sites, one of our favorites, is Mesa Verde National Park. And, while the ancient ruins tucked into high-desert alcoves are stunning year-round, fall offers prime temperatures and added color. There are numerous ways to see the Park, and we can…
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