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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 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 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 Spring Activities in Durango

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Although there may be intermittent flurries, the slumber of winter is making way for more springtime sunshine. In some areas, there may be a little bit of snow along the road, but for the most part, springtime is coming alive in Durango. Take a look at the many fun adventures to be had when exploring the area in the crisp morning air or wait a few hours until the sun warms things up a little bit. Springtime Skiing? Yes, it's a thing! The calendar may say that it is spring, but that does not mean that you need to put…
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Rex2 Spring Travel in Colorado: What to Pack and Why

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A favorite saying here in Colorado is, “Wait five minutes and the weather will change.” It’s almost the go-to phrase you’ll hear when it’s snowing or raining or sunny outside in the mountains. Though we’re finally seeing the days get longer, we still have plenty of days where it will snow in the morning and by evening it’s 50 degrees. So, what do you pack for a trip where the weather changes so much? Layering Tees: Packing a tee that can layer easily under a sweater or a shirt can help give you that extra bit of warmth, which is…
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