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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 Too Much Snow? 3 Fun Winter Activities for Southwest Colorado

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Is there such a thing as too much snow? In our little corner of Colorado, it’s not usually the case. However, with the past few week of snowstorms  - or Snowmaggedon as it has been referred to around here - several feet of snow can make winter feel like it’s dragging on and all you can do is ski  (which, really, when is that ever a bad thing, eh?).  Luckily for you, at Gateway Reservations, we have several ideas for what you can do to take advantage of all of this lovely fluffy white stuff. Go Snowmobiling - With endless…
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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 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 New Years’ Eve in & around Durango

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New Years' Eve in Durango will be here shortly so we've compiled some of our favorite go-to's for a great night (or weekend) out on the town. Durango has so much to offer and it's always fun to indulge in the delicious food, the quaint hotels, and the many things to do in this small town we call home. After years of New Years' celebrations, these are our top recommendations for things to do for a quick getaway or a fun night out. As always, our travel agents are here ready to answer any questions you may have about our…
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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 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 Blasting Back: Experience that “Old West” Charm in Durango

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Part of Durango’s allure is how closely connected the town remains to its Western roots. And, while there are bountiful ways to experience the “Old West” in Durango, a couple of our favorites include spending an evening at the Bar D Chuckwagon and watching the Durango Western Show at the historic Henry Strater Theatre. Here’s the break down on blasting back to Durango’s storied past: Bar D Chuckwagon This is the perfect way to fill an afternoon and evening during your Durango stay. The grounds are open all day and the shops open at 5:30pm. There are nature trails, parks,…
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Rex2 Colorful Colorado Via 4 X 4 Tour

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Autumn is the ideal time of year to visit Southwest Colorado! The aspen leaves are turning, resulting in vibrant colors and breathtaking views in every direction. We had the opportunity to experience the views in a unique way with an exciting 4 X 4 tour! Our knowledgeable guides from Durango Rivertrippers and Adventure Tours drove us high into La Plata Canyon in an open-air vehicle that allowed for panoramic views and the crisp, fresh air. As we ascended, our guide gave a history of this area’s rich past, and even stopped along the way so we could get out of…
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