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Rex2 The Best and Most Beautiful Hiking Adventures in Durango, Colorado

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Durango, Colorado boasts a wide range of world-class hiking trails. Within a 30 minutes’ drive from downtown, you can access over 300 miles of scenic trails. Whether you’re looking for short family hikes, long day hikes, or multiple-day hikes through the San Juan Mountains, Durango makes a great base for hiking adventures in Colorado. With so many trails, you can’t possibly hike all of them during your vacation, so you should prioritize the ones you’ll enjoy the most. Some trails are found within the town limits, others explore the mid-country or high country, and there are trails around other nearby…
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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 Do Turkey Day Your Way – With a Getaway

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Thanksgiving Getaway to Durango? Why not? Maybe, sitting around the house all day eating and watching football is not really what you had in mind for Thanksgiving this year?  Maybe, you're looking for a way to celebrate how grateful you are for your family and friends in a unique way? Maybe, you are thinking of a last minute getaway? Do Turkey Day your way! How about a getaway to Durango for Thanksgiving? Durango is known for its incredible scenery and awesome year-round weather.  Typically, you'll have snow in the high county but drier conditions in town. Durango has a diverse…
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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 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 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 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 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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