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 “equal night” – aequus (equal) and nox (night). On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the word.
Since the days are longer, consider a getaway to boost your mental and emotional health. Get out, come play, and try something new in Durango, Colorado! Because, you deserve it, and spring is here!
Not only is the drive here relaxing and scenic, but once you arrive Durango, you’ll be happy you did. The historic, charming town offers shopping, galleries, live music, and more restaurants per capita than San Francisco! There’s history, western culture, arts, entertainment, scenery, mountains, fresh air, and the bluest skies!
Whether you like to hike, mountain bike, fish, or walk along the river, or snowshoe, downhill or cross-country ski, or snowmobile in the high country, the San Juan Mountains offers it all in spring. We actually have days that we can ski at Purg in the morning and play tennis outdoors in the afternoon.
If you’ve ridden the historic Durango & Silverton Train many times already and want to do something else during your visit, here are seven things to do in Durango, Colorado this spring:
A unique and mentally challenging adventure – discover clues and challenges that will help you escape the room within one hour.
Experience Durango’s beauty with an awesome airplane tour of the area.
Half-day or full-day professionally-guided tours available.
Roll into town, cruise along the river trail, ride out to Lake Nighthorse on rented electronic bikes. They’re the best for taking in the surrounding scenery!
Quiet the mind and relax as you float effortlessly in a private pool filled with Epsom salt.
Spring Skiing / Snowshoeing –
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the warmer weather either on the slopes of Purgatory Resort or on a trail in the back country.
Zipline Tours – Durango has two different venues with state-of-the-art equipment to choose from. Soaring Tree Top Adventures is accessible by the D&S Train and has 27 unique spans crisscrossing the river in the San Juan National Forest. Durango Adventures, located in town, has 12 ziplines offering views of the surrounding mountains and forests.
We are here to take the worry out of your journey to Durango, Colorado. We can offer great local advice and packages, so you can save time and money planning your vacation (and who doesn’t like that?). For help creating the perfect itinerary, speak with one of our local travel consultants.