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Rex2 Escape to Durango Before Summer Ends

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You might agree that Summer is going by a little too fast. Before it's over, why not make some last minute plans to get away from the sweltering heat? Come visit Durango and Southwest Colorado - the perfect summer destination for every budget. Our elevation is a little over 6,500 feet, so you can expect cool mornings and nights and sunny, warm, breezy days. There's something here for everyone to explore. But, don't forget to bring a light jacket or sweater.   National Parks & Monuments Durango is accessible to Mesa Verde National Park, Chimney Rock National Monument, Four Corners…
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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 Too Much Snow? 3 Fun Winter Activities for Southwest Colorado

By | durango, Durango Packages, Glenwood Hot Springs, Hot Springs, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snowmobiling, train, Train Rides, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Is there such a thing as too much snow? In our little corner of Colorado, it’s not usually the case. However, with the past few week of snowstorms  - or Snowmaggedon as it has been referred to around here - several feet of snow can make winter feel like it’s dragging on and all you can do is ski  (which, really, when is that ever a bad thing, eh?).  Luckily for you, at Gateway Reservations, we have several ideas for what you can do to take advantage of all of this lovely fluffy white stuff. Go Snowmobiling - With endless…
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Rex2 All Aboard the Cascade Canyon Winter Train!

By | Durango Family Packages, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Uncategorized, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
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 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 Reflections on a Holiday Weekend Getaway

By | Amtrak Train, Glenwood Hot Springs, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, History, Hot Springs, Hotels, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Vacation | No Comments
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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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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