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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 Cumbres & Toltec Begins Its 49th Season!

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The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a national historic landmark, begins its 49th season today!   The authentic, coal-fired steam locomotives depart daily from both the Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado stations, offering a variety of trips to choose from.  The 64-miles of track cross the Colorado and New Mexico state border 11 times. You’ll climb up and over Cumbres Pass at 10,015 feet, which is the highest point reached by any steam railroad north America.   Choose from Coach, Tourist, or Parlor class of service, and enjoy a hearty hot lunch, including desserts, at the Osier stop, which…
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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 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 Spring Activities in Durango

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Although there may be intermittent flurries, the slumber of winter is making way for more springtime sunshine. In some areas, there may be a little bit of snow along the road, but for the most part, springtime is coming alive in Durango. Take a look at the many fun adventures to be had when exploring the area in the crisp morning air or wait a few hours until the sun warms things up a little bit. Springtime Skiing? Yes, it's a thing! The calendar may say that it is spring, but that does not mean that you need to put…
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Rex2 Winter Activities to Keep Your Spirits High!

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Winter doesn't have to be gloomy - especially when there are so many wonderful activities and festivals taking place! So if you're trying to figure out ways to make your winter vacation a little more fun, then keep reading. We have everything you need to chase those winter blues away and help you make the most of your winter getaway! Ice Skating If you like to ice skate, then head over to Telluride where they have two ice skating rinks to choose from. Andy Hanley rink is a professional grade, full-sized indoor rink that is fully enclosed. Telluride also has,…
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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 Durango Fall Activities

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Though it’s hard to believe, Durango somehow becomes more magical once autumn hits and there are so many fall activities that take place here.  The crisp mountain air coupled with the changing leaves and plenty of locals taking advantage of the last vestiges of warmer weather makes you fall even deeper in love with our friendly little town. From activities for the whole family to the adventure seekers, we've compiled our list of some of the best things Durango has to offer in the fall months.   PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express You don’t have to be eight years…
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