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International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour
Jan23

International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour

Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours highlighting the diversity of acoustic guitar music. For IGN’s 20th Anniversary, the tour will feature Guest Host Mike Dawes (England) and his two-hand contemporary style, joined by Cenk Erdogan from Turkey, who is a fretless guitarist, with an intriguing, exotic style and an engaging...

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Rock N’ Roll Snowdown
Jan19

Rock N’ Roll Snowdown

The 42nd annual Snowdown will bring Rock N’ Roll lovers from all over the world to Durango to jam. Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town. “Snowdown is a non-profit created to promote Fun, Commerce & Tourism in Durango. It is the original “Cabin Fever Reliever”. Outside Magazine rated Snowdown as one of the top 5...

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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Jan19

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Returning once again to Durango, the widely popular Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will astound and amaze as the troupe delivers, as the New York Post reported, “… beautifully choreographed routines showcasing their amazing skills and physicality, accompanied by a musical score of traditional Chinese music filtered through a New Age sensibility… Juggling everything from umbrellas to soccer balls – and with props as varied as ladders...

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Backcountry Film Festival – Friday Night
Jan15

Backcountry Film Festival – Friday Night

If you’re stuck in the throes of cold and needing some inspiration, Durango has the perfect opportunity this weekend. The Backcountry Film Festival will once again be held Friday evening January 17. It’s hosted by Durango Nature Studies and focuses on the enjoyment of being outside year round. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and we have access to untouched wilderness in our backyard. This is an excellent way...

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Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour 2020
Jan15

Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour 2020

In its 35th year, The Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour will start June 14 in Durango. After a 418-mile clockwise loop that will feature 28,484 feet of climbing, the non-competitive ride that features 2,500 participants will finish in Durango on June 19.     On June 14th, riders on a 73-mile loop starting and ending in Durango with a pass through Ignacio, Bayfield and Vallecito.  The second day will travel from...

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The Choir of Man
Jan15

The Choir of Man

Returning to Durango by popular demand, Choir of Man features a high-paced show of entertainment that combines live music and foot stomping choreography from nine “ordinary guys” who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Envision the greatest pub gig ever seen and multiply it by 10. There’s something for everyone in what is revered as a joyous and uplifting show for all ages. Noted Broadway Baby, “A feast for...

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Durango – “Hallmark” winter wonderland
Jan03

Durango – “Hallmark” winter wonderland

Durango is making national news because of our “Hallmark” winter wonderland.  Take a look at The Washington Post’s excerpt,   “Welcome to Durango, a town so lovely in the wintertime that its website says it could be the best time of year to visit. You see this from the moment you arrive. In the background: the San Juan Mountains under a blanket of snow. In the foreground: cozy locals bundled up in lounge chairs around fire pits...

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Snowdown 2020 Theme
Nov14

Snowdown 2020 Theme

You’re already getting ready for Snowdown 2020?  Us too! Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town.  This is the 42nd annual Snowdown and Durangotangs are going to rock it! In preparation, you may want to sign up to host an event or register your rockin’ parade float for the 2020 Snowdown parade!

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Haunted Houses in Durango
Oct17

Haunted Houses in Durango

Elks Lodge Haunted House The 5th annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House is on! This event supports the local Elks Lodge. This event is $7 and runs from 6-10PM on October 25th, 26th, 30th & 31st! Durango Colorado Elks Lodge 901 E 2nd Ave, Durango, Colorado 81301 Haunted Circus at Fort Lewis College Fort Lewis College’s Annual Haunted House! Free for FLC students and $5 for community members. All proceeds to...

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How Much do you Know About the Durango Train?
Sep06

How Much do you Know About the Durango Train?

Founded in 1881, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is one of the must see attractions in Durango, CO.  The rail station is in the heart of downtown and Durangoans are familiar with the sight of the iron engine chugging out of the station near Main Street, steam billowing from it’s stack into the cool morning sky. The Iron Horse of Durango has been carrying passengers since 1882 and beginning in 1951 was promoted...

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Big adventure in Durango – the ANIMAS RIVER is running high
Jun14

Big adventure in Durango – the ANIMAS RIVER is running high

Snow is melting in the high country and the Animas River is raging right through Durango. River rafting is in full swing. Conditions are changing daily, so call ahead to reserve your adventure. Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours  724 Main Avenue (970) 259-0289 Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours  50 Animas View Drive (970) 247-4789 Mountain Waters Rafting  303 W College Drive (800) 585-8243 Outlaw Tours & Rafting  555...

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A Refreshing Durango Summer
Jun12

A Refreshing Durango Summer

Durango, Co seems to offer limitless drinking activities and leisurely opportunities all year round, especially during the Summer months. For a couple refreshing summer activities, here are a few watering holes (both the drinking kind, and the swimming kind) in and around Durango   Sports Club Private Outdoor Pool The Durango Sports Club offers a refreshing outdoor pool, very near to Downtown Durango. It is a simple and easy...

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A Unique Guide to Durango, Co
May29

A Unique Guide to Durango, Co

Float at Salt 360   I visited Salt 360 for the first time this week. As my first introduction to sensory deprivation tanks, I can say I am highly intrigued and satisfied. At the North end of Durango Salt 360 provides an escape from everyday reality. An entirely relaxing environment awaits you here. The attentive staff accompanies you through the process, which consists of showering, removing contacts and clothes (no bathing suit...

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Explore Utah’s Canyons
Mar29

Explore Utah’s Canyons

If you’re tired of the snow and ready for some outdoor activities, it’s the time of the year many from Durango adventure in the canyons of Utah. From Moab to Blanding, Bluff to Monument Valley, there’s much within a few hours’ drive from Durango to explore. This is the time of the year with beautiful days, perfect temperatures and oftentimes water flowing in the canyons. One of the unique and fun places to explore is Grand Gulch. It’s...

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A Sacred Linescape Unites the Four Corners DurangoTV Edit
Mar22

A Sacred Linescape Unites the Four Corners DurangoTV Edit

Collaborating with Anna Sofaer, president of The Solstice Project, (www.solsticeproject.org), Cloudy Ridge productions teamed up with the Project last November to produce this short film about the Greater Chaco Landscape. Exploring how human-made ancient mega-features such as ancient roads and mounds along with large natural features such as twin buttes and alcoves that spread from New Mexico to Southeastern Utah, played vital roles...

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USASA Rail Jam Competition Series
Feb01

USASA Rail Jam Competition Series

Date: February 10, 2019 Location: Pitchfork Terrain Park – Purgatory Resort Sign up to compete, or just come watch!  We’ve got three rail jam competitions in the DC Terrain Park! Event Registration: Race Day Registration:  Located at Hoody’s each morning 8 am – 9:00 am. Competition Details: Event: Rail Jam #1 Date: Sunday, February 10th, 2019 Location: Purgatory Resort – DC Terrain Park Course Inspection: 9:15 – 10:00am...

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Nordic Ski Options in the Durango Area
Jan27

Nordic Ski Options in the Durango Area

With recent snow fall and colder temperatures, it’s the time of year many locals enjoy outdoor snow sports. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow skating are all popular activities. We live in the perfect area to take advantage of these sports, with many locations in our own backyard. Vallecito Nordic Ski Club grooms trails throughout the winter. They offer nearly 15 kilometers of groomed trails for all abilities to enjoy. It’s...

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Thank Goodness Friday!
Dec28

Thank Goodness Friday!

Wolf Creek is currently experiencing a beautiful powder cycle that began yesterday throughout the day. This storm cycle so far delivered 3 inches yielding a fresh surface of powder and an all natural base of 40 inches at the midway. The year to date snowfall currently stands at 102 inches. *******Snow Report for Thank Goodness Friday, December 28th, 2018******** Summit Base Depth: 42″ Midway Base Depth: 40″ New Snow (24...

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Chapman Hill Ice Maker
Nov15

Chapman Hill Ice Maker

CJ Fuss tells us how me makes the ice for the ice-skating rink. It takes a lot more than flooding a bunch of concrete with the garden hose. And just HOW does he get the ice so white?

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™
Nov02

THE POLAR EXPRESS™

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Nov. 16, 2018 – Jan. 3, 2019 Our premier event of the year is selling fast! Be sure to choose your date and car type and book now. Certain dates and car types will sell quickly and you’ll want to be first to book! But we still have plenty of space available for weekends up until Christmas! Book now to secure your space for the whole family. Make it your holiday tradition to bring the whole...

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