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Rex2 Ride the Rockies 2020

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    Durango, Colorado is proud to host the 35th annual Ride the Rockies cyclist event from June 14th - 19th, 2020.   Riders come from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries to ride in this non-competitive event, which is open to cyclists of all ages. The tour route changes each year, and this year it will start and end right here in beautiful Durango, Colorado, one of the state’s most popular outdoor recreation and tourism destinations.  This year’s Ride the Rockies route is a loop, beginning in Durango and going clockwise, including Cortez, Norwood, and Ouray, along the most scenic…
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Rex2 A Rockin’ Snowdown 2020

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Back in 1979, the people here in Durango were covered in winter’s darkness, so we longed to do something to keep our spirits up during the colder, winter months.  So we created a week-long festival, and we named it Snowdown!  This year, Durango’s annual Snowdown Festival marks its 42nd straight year!  The Snowdown Festival runs from Wednesday, January 29th through Sunday, February 2nd, 2020. Every year there is a different theme for the Snowdown Festival, allowing locals to dress up all week in crazy, hilarious, themed costumes and parade around town from early dawn until late in the wee hours,…
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Rex2 September is the best!

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Just looking for one more excuse to venture away from home?  September is my favorite month here in Durango.  Crisp mornings, cool nights and warm, sunny days are perfect for being outside and breathing our incredible Colorado fresh air.  This is month to enjoy awesome hiking and mountain biking in the high county, and the amazing wildflowers are still thriving!   You all know Durango is home to the famous Durango & Silverton Historic Train and Mesa Verde National Park is a short drive away. But, there are so many other reasons to come visit! Whether you are into outdoor adventures, Southwest…
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Rex2 Glenwood’s Summer of Entertainment

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Once the temperatures heat up, so does the music scene! Although the population of Glenwood Springs is relatively small, the number of concerts and music festivals makes the population boom during the summer months. Here are some upcoming events that will be sure to bring music to your ears. Two Rivers Park In previous years, the concert season has lured many musicians to the area, performing for an ever-growing crowd. This year is no different with music that started in June and lasting thru August 1st, performers will delight every Wednesday evening. On this year’s lineup, you will find Lipbone…
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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 Traveling to Durango With Dogs? 5 Things You Should Know!

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Have you ever heard someone say, “I love my dog like a child”?  If you have ever caught yourself saying that, then Durango is for you!  Gone are the days that you must leave your dog behind because they are inconvenient to take along on vacation.  We don’t just have mountains and campgrounds that your fur baby can enjoy, but the city of Durango has many pet-specific amenities, too.  In addition to hundreds of hikes, we are brimming with countless pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, parks, activities, and services.  Don’t leave your pup behind on your next trip to Durango, Colorado! Where…
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Rex2 Delve into Twelve Unique Durango Train Rides

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One of Southwest Colorado's biggest attractions is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The coal-powered train takes you back in time, winding riverside through canyons in the rugged San Juan Mountains. In addition to their frequent trips to Cascade Canyon and Silverton, the railroad hosts special themed trips year round, celebrating everything from beer and wine, to blues and Santa Claus. Here are some of our favorite annual events on-board the train: 1. Easter Beagle Express The Peanuts™ Easter Beagle Express features three holiday decorated cars, along with crafts, games and prizes catered to the whole family. Other highlights…
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Rex2 9 Fine Spring Festivals in Southwest Colorado

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Spring means more than a change of seasons in Southwest Colorado. It brings about a slew of warm weather activities and unique mountain festivals. The 2017 season runs from Monday, March 20th through Monday, June 19th. Southwest Colorado is an extraordinary region defined by the San Juan Mountains, which expand through a stunning array of landscapes. From Pagosa Springs to Durango to Telluride, we list our favorite annual events below. 1. Durango Bluegrass Meltdown April 21-23 - Listen to bands from across the country at the 23rd annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown. Venues include the historic Henry Strater Theater, Durango Arts…
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Rex2 The Snowdown Breakdown: The History and Highlights of Durango’s Most Outlandish Event    

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Durango’s mid-winter festival is anything but glib. In fact, it’s the opposite. One of the largest winter festivals in all of Colorado, this little town pulls out all the stops for the nearly 40-year-old event. And this year’s theme (listen up you Star Wars lovers), “Durangalactic Snowdown,” is sure to attract an especially passionate crowd. Originally founded in 1979 as a desperate attempt to bring something bright and festive to the short, dark days of winter, the festival has grown exponentially. And, while each year brings new events and some events die-off, the classics hold strong and creative new ones…
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