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Rex2 Seven Things To Do in Durango This Spring

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Feel like you've been cooped up this winter? Tired of those long dark hours?  That will change this weekend as we get to move our clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time, which takes effect at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8th!  Furthermore, spring is almost here and so is the warmer weather.  According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or the vernal equinox) falls on Thursday, March 19th this year. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The word equinox comes from the Latin words for…
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Rex2 Do Turkey Day Your Way – With a Getaway

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Thanksgiving Getaway to Durango? Why not? Maybe, sitting around the house all day eating and watching football is not really what you had in mind for Thanksgiving this year?  Maybe, you're looking for a way to celebrate how grateful you are for your family and friends in a unique way? Maybe, you are thinking of a last minute getaway? Do Turkey Day your way! How about a getaway to Durango for Thanksgiving? Durango is known for its incredible scenery and awesome year-round weather.  Typically, you'll have snow in the high county but drier conditions in town. Durango has a diverse…
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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

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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!

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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

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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 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 A Bird’s Eye View With Durango Air Tours

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A recent excursion with Durango Air Tours by two of Gateway Reservations’ travel consultants left them with some excellent first impressions. Durango Air Tours is offering a special promotion for the month of April 2019: Fly in the month of April 2019 and receive a 10% discount. This is an activity you definitely don't want to miss - read the reviews from Bruce and Brittany below!   "Living in Durango for almost 30 years, I have traveled the roads in and out of Durango hundreds of times.  Touring this beautiful area from the air was awe-inspiring and provided a totally…
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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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