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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 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 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!

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 Nightlife in Glenwood with Kids

By | Adventure Packages, Adventures, culture, Dining, Family Packages, Glenwood Hot Springs, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, Hot Springs, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Nightlife may sound like a topic that may not be associated with young children, especially when visions of nightclubs and popping into the quaint breweries and pubs that dot the area. Although parents may enjoy an occasional adult-only vacation, sans kids, there are plenty of options to explore and enjoy with your whole family after the sun goes down! Kid-Friendly Pubs Sure, it may not sound like an appropriate idea for some, but there are a variety of family-friendly pubs and restaurants in Glenwood Springs. One such place is the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, which has a variety of craft beers…
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Rex2 Glenwood’s Summer of Entertainment

By | Arts, culture, Evening Shows, Events, Festivals, Glenwood Hot Springs, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, History, Hot Springs, Music, Special Events, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
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 9 Reasons to Visit Glenwood Springs in the Spring

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Although the snowpack in Colorado might not have been as substantial as previous years, there is never a bad time to visit Glenwood Springs. Snow or no snow, there are still plenty of things to do while visiting this beautiful part of Colorado, especially if you’re traveling there by train! The town is small enough that you can get around with ease and see parts of this little mountain town that you wouldn’t normally get to see if you’re just driving by. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park         Located in the heart of Glenwood, you will find America’s only theme park…
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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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