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Rex2 Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Working at Gateway Reservations

By | Durango Zip Line, Entertainment, Rafting, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Snowmobiling, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
High School English Teacher, Customer Service Agent, and Administrative Assistant are just some of the job titles I've held. However, for the past six years, I’ve been the Lead Reservations Agent for Gateway Reservations and finally found a job I can honestly say, “I love!” Durango, Colorado is my home, and here’s a list of reasons why I love living and working here in this amazing town located in Southwest Colorado.   I LOVE…   …where I live!  We are lucky enough to look at breathtaking scenery in every direction!  And because we experience four distinct seasons here, the scenery…
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Rex2 Whitewater Rafting Safety Tips

By | Adventure Packages, Adventures, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Family Packages, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, Rafting, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
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 10 Things to do in Durango in August

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, culture, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Tours, Durango Zip Line, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Jeep / Hummer Tours, Rafting, train, Train Packages, Train Rides, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
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 Ditch the Device: 5 Ideas for Quality Durango Time with the Fam

By | Activities, Adventures, durango, Durango Family Packages, Family Packages, Rafting, train, Uncategorized, Zipline | No Comments
We all know it’s hard to put the phone (or tablet or laptop) away. But, Durango’s incredible scenery has a unique way of demanding your attention: anything on a screen is dull in comparison to the peaks and rivers, wildflowers and wildlife of Durango and the surrounding areas. So, put your gaming and social media on pause and opt instead for one of these grand, family-friendly adventures: 1. ATV Tour Explore the off-road high-country on an ATV tour. Tours depart daily during the summer months, from a variety of locations, including Durango, Silverton and Glenwood Springs. Both guided and unguided…
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Rex2 Early Whitewater Rafting on the Lower Animas River

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The whitewater rafting season is underway and the Lower Animas River is calling all challengers! Thanks to an extra snowy winter, the rapids are flowing high and fast. It should be a long, fun season. You can raft the Animas River commercially through September (depending on water levels). The Lower Animas River cuts through downtown Durango and the Class III Whitewater Park, located just south of town. It's a perfect river for first-timers and families, as well as seasoned paddlers.   David Moler, owner and raft guide at Durango Rivertrippers, shares his news about the local whitewater park: "You have…
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Rex2 Summer Offers Something For Everyone In Durango!

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Arts, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Zip Line, Evening Shows, Family Packages, Jeep / Hummer Tours, Rafting, train, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning, Zipline | No Comments
With the fantastic weather we've been experiencing lately, it's time to think about planning a great summer vacation with your family!  There are so many things to do in summer right here in Durango, so allow yourself time to fit it all in! Perhaps the most popular draw to our area in the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  The summer train to Silverton runs from May 3rd to October 25th--seats book quickly, so call and reserve yours day.  We can put together a package with discounts on lodging and train tickets!  There are also several options available, from taking…
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Rex2 Never Goodbye, Just So Long For Now

By | Adventure Packages, Adventures, Biking, durango, Durango Events, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Tours, Durango Zip Line, Events, Festivals, Hiking, Hot Springs, packages, Rafting, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Special Events, train, Train Rides, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation, Zipline | No Comments
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 What a Cool Down This Was!

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Doesn't this look refreshing? There is nothing like ending a hot summer day with a exhilarating raft trip on our famous and beautiful Animas River.  My daughter and I hooked up with Durango Rivertrippers yesterday and had the best time ever.  Our guide was very professional, knowledgeable, and funny. The family we rode with were visiting from Oklahoma and had not been to the mountains before, let alone on a river rafting trip. After learning I am a life-long local and work for Gateway Reservations, they had all kinds of questions on other activities they could enjoy while visiting our…
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Rex2 Spring is Finally Here

By | Adventure Packages, Adventures, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Family Packages, Hiking, Multi Destination Packages, packages, Rafting, train, Train Packages, Train Rides, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning, Zipline | No Comments
So yes, it is snowing today, April 9. However that is spring time in Colorado for you. The daffodils are blooming, the grass is turning green, the birds are singing and we think its a great time to visit Durango! In less then one month the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will start it's 2013 summer excursions.  Soon after the snow will be melting rapidly in the San Juans and the Animas river will be willing us to hop aboard her rapids  for some much anticipated spring time water fun. The ATV's and Jeeps are coming out of their winter slumber ready to tackle…
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Rex2 Durango Wedding Party Ideas

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Arts, Beer, durango, Durango Packages, Durango Tours, packages, Rafting, train, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning, Zipline | No Comments
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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