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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 High-Country Adventures in a UTV

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Bruce Moss, owner of Gateway Reservations, and his friend and marketing mentor, Greg Phillips, took the day off on Friday, July 21 to spend the day in the San Juan Mountains celebrating Bruce’s birthday.  They normally hike, but today they decided to take in the high-country views from a UTV (utility task vehicle). Greg rented a 2-seater Polaris RZR® (you can also rent a 4-seater to share the ride with friends and family), a performance side-by-side UTV from Durango Adventure Rentals, located in Durango. He said the owner, Chuck, was super easy to work with and delivered the RZR® on…
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Rex2 5 Ways to Enjoy Sledding in Durango

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The snow is here, winter is in full swing, and sledding is just one of many family-friendly ways to enjoy the season. Whether it’s a mellow slide down an in-town hill before a family meal or cup of coffee, or a ride through snow-dusted pines in the mountains, Durango knows how to ride: 1. Sleigh Rides North of town you’ll find two stables offering winter sleigh rides. At Buck’s Livery, conveniently located across the highway from Purgatory Resort, Belgian and Percheron Draft horses will pull you and your loved ones on an 8-person sleigh for an unforgettable sunset tour. About…
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Rex2 This Ski Season, Stay Slope-Side

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  As ski season fast approaches, we have families calling to plan their winter vacation and we're reminded of the perks of booking ski-in, ski -out accommodations.     Three reasons we prefer to stay slope-side: The flexible schedule: Do you have an uncle who wants to be on the first chair and a cousin who can’t wake up before noon? No worries. Everyone can rendezvous when the time is right, but there’s no tension caused by schedule preferences when you can all hit the slopes at your own pace. And, some can ski out in the morning not return…
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Rex2 How to spend your Turkey-day Getaway

By | Activities, Durango Events, Food for thought, Purgatory, Special Events, train, Uncategorized, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
  Bring your family to Durango for a Thanksgiving that will leave you profoundly grateful for the love of family, and for the beauty of the San Juan mountains, the ancient culture of Mesa Verde, and that nostalgic and welcoming allure of the Old West. Here’s a unique and memorable way to spend your Turkey-day Getaway: Arrive Wednesday: One of the many wonderful things about Durango is that you don’t have to break the bank to get here; Durango is an incredible “drive-in” destination. From these nearby hubs, we’re just a quick and lovely jaunt away: Phoenix                       8 hrs. Albuquerque              …
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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 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 Epic Snow Conditions in Durango

By | Activities, Adventures, Arts, durango, Durango Events, Durango Family Packages, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Packages, Durango Snow Conditions, Evening Shows, Events, Family Packages, Festivals, Purgatory, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Snowboard Packages, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Special Events, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Today, as I gaze out the window of my office at the beautiful falling snow, I'm reminded that Durango Mountain Resort is boasting EPIC early season snow conditions this year!  This new storm will bring even more powder, and that means I'll surely be up at the mountain this weekend with my family! Everywhere I look, I see snow capped peaks and folks bundled up--everyone is in the holiday spirit, shopping, dining out and attending various holiday events!  We are so lucky to actually live in a place that people save up all year to visit. If your friends and…
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Rex2 Giving the Gift of Lasting Memories

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This year for Christmas, I've decided to give my family the gift of memories!  (After all, don't they have enough toys?)  So I've decided to plan a surprise, mini vacation, right here at home in Durango! I've planned a great little getaway,  in a nice hotel in downtown Durango, where the kids can enjoy the indoor pool, and we can soak our cares away in the hot tub!  I'm also going to treat them to a fancy dinner at one of the many fine restaurants on Main Avenue.  We might even catch a concert, or one of the many events…
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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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