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Rex2 Get outside in Durango!

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  Get out of the heat and visit Colorado, where cooler weather, amazing scenery, and outdoor excursions await! Here are some cool things to do!       Come ride on Durango's Cascade Canyon Express Train. The excursion is a beautiful 2-hour scenic train ride deep into the San Juan National Forrest and includes the stunning views of the famous "Highline" that makes the D&SNGR a world-class iconic attraction. Runs Tuesdays through Saturdays, now through October 31st.     The Glenwood Springs Stay & Play Package combines lodging with your choice of fun summer activities, like hot springs pool passes, Caverns Adventure Park,…
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Rex2 Riding in Style: Aboard the Amtrak to Glenwood Springs

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Denver to Glenwood Springs on the Amtrak is one of our best-selling vacation packages, and it’s not exactly a mystery why. Though trains may no longer be the most common mode of travel, they lend a touch of history, heritage and nostalgia to any vacation. A not-insignificant bonus of train travel: not driving. Instead, settle in and enjoy the epic views in an eco-friendly, low-stress fashion. This year-round adventure is a perfect escape from the hustle-and-bustle of the Mile High City. Glenwood Springs has long been catering to tourists looking to unwind. Combine your Amtrak ride with lodging and some…
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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 All Aboard the Cascade Canyon Winter Train!

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With winter break right around the corner and snow forecasted for our little town, what better way to spend your vacation than riding the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad? The historic steam engine will take you almost all the way up to Silverton so you can see some of the most amazing scenery covered in snow. The Cascade Winter Train departs daily from the Durango station and gives you a front row seat for 26 miles through some of the most impressive mountainscapes of the San Juan National Forest. Follow the Animas River and see waterfalls covered in…
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Rex2 The Historic Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad

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  One of the perks of working for a tourism reservations company is getting to experience first-hand the area’s attractions and activities. Last week, three of our awesome, hard-working gals had the opportunity to get out of the office for the day, step back in time, relax and take in the beautiful scenery with a ride the historic Cumbres & Toltec Railroad out of Chama, New Mexico. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is a National Historic Landmark and is the longest and highest steam, narrow gauge railroad in North America. This scenic 64-mile train ride crosses the border of…
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Rex2 Reflections on a Holiday Weekend Getaway

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After a fun, long holiday weekend getaway for Thanksgiving visiting our daughter and her husband near Vail, Colorado, we headed west on Interstate 70 to get our Glenwood Springs "fix."  We love this Colorado mountain town. It’s the perfect getaway about three hours west of Denver. Our room was ready early, so we checked into one of our favorite hotels, The Hotel Denver, conveniently located in historic downtown Glenwood, directly across the street from the Amtrak Station.  Roxie and her front desk staff are always friendly and helpful. This boutique hotel boasts a unique style with the perfect mix of old…
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Rex2 Colorado Travel Adventures for Those 50 and Older

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No matter your age, Colorado is full of amazing things to do during any season. If you like adventurous vacations or relaxing ones, exciting things to do or cultural experiences, Durango has a ton of activities to appease everyone. Especially, if you’re empty-nesters or retired. Did you know that the words “O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties, Above the fruited plain,” from our famed America the Beautiful were inspired and penned after the author had hiked a Colorado peak? We live in a truly beautiful country! It makes me want to swirl…
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Rex2 15 Reasons Why Durango is a Kid-Friendly Vacation Spot

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If you have ever planned a vacation with kids, you may have been so overwhelmed you opted to leave them behind. Or worse, you ended up cutting your trip short because the trip proved to be too difficult. Let me offer a little sage advice: book your lodging and transportation ahead of time! Spontaneity works when you’re a childless couple comfortable pulling a tent out because you couldn’t book a hotel. After you have kids, you’re going to want to be sure you secured lodging because you and your kids will be much happier with a bed, a shower, and,…
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Rex2 Ditch the Device: 5 Ideas for Quality Durango Time with the Fam

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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 Winter Getaways & the Ease of the Amtrak

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  When it comes to travel, winter presents unique planning challenges. How long is it going to take to get there? What are the roads like? And most importantly: how do we make the most of our winter getaway? Instead of navigating busy freeways, trying to find parking at popular ski resorts, and driving to and from where you ski and where you stay, imagine parking your car at the Union Station in Denver and leaving the stress of bad roads and bad traffic behind. Keeping it stress -free: Instead of dodging semi trucks or eyeing speeding cars, you peer…
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