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Rex2 Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Working at Gateway Reservations

By | Durango Zip Line, Entertainment, Rafting, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Snowmobiling, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
High School English Teacher, Customer Service Agent, and Administrative Assistant are just some of the job titles I've held. However, for the past six years, I’ve been the Lead Reservations Agent for Gateway Reservations and finally found a job I can honestly say, “I love!” Durango, Colorado is my home, and here’s a list of reasons why I love living and working here in this amazing town located in Southwest Colorado.   I LOVE…   …where I live!  We are lucky enough to look at breathtaking scenery in every direction!  And because we experience four distinct seasons here, the scenery…
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Rex2 Seven Reasons to Visit Durango, Colorado This Fall

By | Activities, Adventures, Beer, Dining, durango, Durango Zip Line, Entertainment, Hiking, Mesa Verde, Relaxation, Sightseeing Tours, train, Train Rides, Uncategorized, Vacation, Zipline | No Comments
Relax with a ride on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and take pictures of the golden fall colors. You can take the full trip to Silverton until October 26.   For a fun day of fall activities, ride the PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express to a pumpkin patch. Fun for all ages: live music, costume contest, maze, putt-putt, face painting, food, wine, beer, and treats.  And, lots more!   Soar on a Colorado eco tour over the San Juan Mountains and the Animas River on 27 different zip lines and save! This unforgettable, full-day adventure starts…
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Rex2 September is the best!

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Arts, Beer, Biking, culture, Dining, Durango Events, Durango Packages, Entertainment, Events, Mesa Verde, Train Rides, Uncategorized, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Just looking for one more excuse to venture away from home?  September is my favorite month here in Durango.  Crisp mornings, cool nights and warm, sunny days are perfect for being outside and breathing our incredible Colorado fresh air.  This is month to enjoy awesome hiking and mountain biking in the high county, and the amazing wildflowers are still thriving!   You all know Durango is home to the famous Durango & Silverton Historic Train and Mesa Verde National Park is a short drive away. But, there are so many other reasons to come visit! Whether you are into outdoor adventures, Southwest…
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Rex2 Escape to Durango Before Summer Ends

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Arts, culture, durango, Durango Events, Entertainment, History, Mesa Verde, Train Rides, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
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!

By | Activities, Adventures, History, packages, Pagosa Springs Packages, Sightseeing Tours, Train Packages, Train Rides, Vacation | No Comments
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

By | Activities, Adventures, durango, Durango Packages, Purgatory, Skiing, train, Train Packages, Uncategorized, Vacation | No Comments
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

By | durango, Durango Packages, Ski Packages, Skiing, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
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

By | Activities, History, packages, train, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
  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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