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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 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 Upcoming Spring Events for Durango, Colorado

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Wondering what to do in the mountains come springtime and early summer? Fear not! Since Punxsutawney Phil predicted a longer winter, it means that we may be seeing more snow in our future and you can possibly squeeze in a few more days of skiing! But did you know that there are also a ton of fun festivals and activities that are coming up? March: Durango Film Festival: February 28- March 4th, 2018 Come and see a variety of independent films, discussions with directors, and more! Durango’s Film Festival has been around since 2001 - providing the Four Corners area…
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Rex2 New Years’ Eve in & around Durango

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New Years' Eve in Durango will be here shortly so we've compiled some of our favorite go-to's for a great night (or weekend) out on the town. Durango has so much to offer and it's always fun to indulge in the delicious food, the quaint hotels, and the many things to do in this small town we call home. After years of New Years' celebrations, these are our top recommendations for things to do for a quick getaway or a fun night out. As always, our travel agents are here ready to answer any questions you may have about our…
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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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Rex2 Only in Silverton: Four Uniquely Mountain-town Events

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Silverton is a mountain town in the southwest corner of Colorado (current population: 700).   Settled in a caldera at 9,300 feet, the tiny mining town was originally home to Ute Indians who spent summers hunting the highlands. In 1873 the Brunot Agreement opened the San Juan Mountains to settlement and by 1960 the first white men, miners, flocked to Silverton in search of silver and gold. The early days were marked by a rough and tumble crowd in a dangerous profession. As their numbers grew, churches, hospitals, a library, town hall and miner’s union moved into town and the population…
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Rex2 Durango: the perfect year-round wedding (or reunion) destination

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While summer is generally celebrated as prime wedding, reunion and general vacation season, Durango offers up a litany of reasons for planning a gathering any time of year. And, whether it’s a wedding, reunion or some other reason to gather together, we’re happy to help guide guests to their favorite activities so you don’t have to. We can host a wedding (or event page) on our site so that guests can call us to book reservations and have their questions answered. In other words, we’ll help lighten your planning load. Here are some seasonal highlights to consider when planning your…
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Rex2 How to spend your Turkey-day Getaway

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  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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