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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 Rock Climbing for Dummies

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I have to admit I was initially very nervous about rock climbing in Durango.  I have always had a paralyzing fear of heights!  I am also a 47 year old mother of two and am admittedly out of shape!   But, I am also normally up for an adventure and like to keep up with things to do in Durango.  So, when San Juan Mountain Guides offered to take us climbing, I responded with a hesitant “sure!” We met our guide, Eric, in the morning just before 8am, at their meeting place at The Rock Lounge in town.  He was ready…
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Rex2 10 Tips for Making the Most of the Monsoons

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    In the mountains of the southwest, monsoons are afternoon rainstorms that roll in, offer a welcome drenching of a thirsty landscape and some awe-inspiring thunder, and then they depart. And, while these drenching rains keep the fires at bay and the river raging, they can put a damper on pre-planned activities, unless you’re strategic. So, here are 10 tips and tools for making sure the monsoons enhance (instead of inhibit) your vacation: Get out early for outdoor activities! Hiking, biking and horseback rides should be scheduled for the morning Hop aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.…
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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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Rex2 Spring Fever in Durango, Colorado

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Everyone has Spring Fever here in beautiful Durango!  But winter is not over just yet!  Durango Mountain Resort is open for skiing and boarding until April 5th, so book your Spring Break trip now!  With over 300 days of sunshine a year,  it's always a great time for winter mountain fun!  If you don't ski, try a snowmobile adventure or a magical sleigh ride; there's something for everyone, here in paradise! The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is busy with its Cascade Winter Train through May 1st.  Enjoy Breathtaking views through a winter wonderland, in enclosed and heated train…
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Rex2 My Bucket List – Colorado Zip Line – CHECK!

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Last weekend, my husband and I checked off another exciting adventure from our Summer Bucket List Ideas!  We took the Durango zip line adventure of a lifetime!  If you're looking for  exciting and fun things to do in Durango, CO, look no further than Soaring Treetop Adventures!  This will be one of those Colorado vacations that you'll remember for the rest of your life! First, we boarded our deluxe train car in the morning, enjoying the breathtaking views on our two-hour journey to Tall Timber.  Upon arrival, we were greeted by a group of very friendly folks who made us…
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Rex2 The Best Spring Break Ever!

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Living here in Durango, we don't really need to go anywhere for Spring Break!  It's all right here in our own backyard.  I'm planning a week for my family that we'll never forget! First, I reserved a hotel for us right in downtown Durango, with an indoor pool for the kids and a hot tub for us parents!  Plus, we'll be within walking distance of all the great restaurants and nightlife in Durango. On the first day of our Spring Break adventure, we're going skiing at Durango Mountain Resort!  Conditions have been great this year, and the groomers are incredible! …
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Rex2 Fall Colors and Winter Ski Trips

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Today we're enjoying our first snowfall of the season in downtown Durango, CO!  The flakes are huge!  But there's still time to enjoy the Fall colors before you begin planning your winter ski vacation.  The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train will run through October 26th, at which time it will close for 3 weeks to prepare for the opening of the Winter Cascade Canyon Train on November 27th.  The Fall colors are at their peak right now, so it's definitely not too late to ride the train to Silverton and soak up those breathtaking views.  Bring your camera!…
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Rex2 Never Goodbye, Just So Long For Now

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It’s been a wild ride folks, but after 44 years living and working in Durango, and three and a half years working for Gateway Reservations, my family and I are off to explore other horizons.  As my soon-to-be former boss Bruce Moss says, “Living the Dream.” Tomorrow is my last day here at Gateway, and it is a bitter sweet moment for me. Not only will I miss the great people I work with, but all of the fantastic activities that I will not have at my door step.  The Durango & Silverton Railroad, riding through some of the most…
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Rex2 Durango Wedding Party Ideas

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Durango is a great place to get married, and we can help you plan something original for your bachelor or bachelorette party.  Durango also offers fantastic ways to spend the days before your wedding relaxing with family and friends. If you want your party to be an adventure try a raft trip on the Upper Animas river for 1-3 days.  During the day ride down class VI and V rapids and at night gaze at the stars around the campfire.  A memorable way to spend time with friends before your big day. Do you and your friends love local micro-brewed beer? Book…
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