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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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Slipping into VENUS RETRO!
Oct04

Slipping into VENUS RETRO!

  We’re slipping into Venus Retrograde… a time of challenged and more volatile emotions… best way to cope, strive to stay balanced in  your spiritual center!  HEARD OF MERCURY RETROGRADE?  I bet you have if you live in California… we all just had a Mercury Retrograde period and it’s rolling around the corner again!  But not before Venus goes Retrograde first.  Hmmmm. What does it all mean? MERCURY RETROGRADE— The...

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Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events
Sep13

Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events

Customize Your Ski Season Purgatory Resort’s multi-day, multi-resort cards are back. Get discounted lift tickets at Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. Visit Purgatoryresort.com to check the Pre-Season Sales Events calendar for Colorado / New Mexico / Arizona / Texas / Nevada &...

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Have You Been to Silverton?
Jul26

Have You Been to Silverton?

If you’re looking for a fun summer outing, have you thought about a trip to Silverton? There are so many ways to enjoy the little town, and it makes for the perfect day trip, overnight trip to a hotel, camping trip, or stop along a longer road trip. At just over 9,000 feet above sea level, its mountain location is gorgeous. There’s a rich mining history, and the San Juan County Historical Society offers a plethora of information,...

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BISTI Badlands / De-na-zin Wilderness
Jul05

BISTI Badlands / De-na-zin Wilderness

The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness area covers roughly 60 square miles of remote badlands just south of Farmington, New Mexico. This high desert wilderness features a vast landscape containing some of the most unique rock formation on this planet. The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness was once a coastal swamp of an inland sea; and was home to many large trees, reptiles, dinosaurs and primitive mammals. What visitors see today is the preserved...

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Aztec, NM – Footprint of Ancestral Pueblo Society
Jun27

Aztec, NM – Footprint of Ancestral Pueblo Society

Ancestral Pueblo People at Aztec Ruins Early settlers mistakenly thought that people from the Aztec Empire in Mexico created these striking buildings. They named the site “Aztec,” a misnomer that persisted even after it became clear that the builders were the ancestors of many Southwestern tribes. The people who built at Aztec and other places throughout the Southwest were called “Anasazi” for many years. Archeologists had adopted...

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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2018
May24

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2018

Event information for the 2018 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic! See the schedule for the Iron Horse Classic race and associated events. Register or just participate in Iron Horse events all over Durango.  May 25-27, 2018

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Lake Nighthorse Opens April 1
Mar23

Lake Nighthorse Opens April 1

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department has developed a compromise between wakeless-water advocates and motorized boaters.

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Cardboard Derby at Purg | Saturday, March 17 | Register Now!
Feb27

Cardboard Derby at Purg | Saturday, March 17 | Register Now!

The McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is a classic winter competition you won’t want to miss! Build your derby racer out of cardboard and duct tape only, and pilot it down the slopes during one of the most fun days on the mountain! Watch as teams compete in vessels made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape. Or, sign up yourself and participate in the fun. All it takes is some creativity, engineering skills, and...

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Durango Nordic Center Open and Full of Possibilities
Feb20

Durango Nordic Center Open and Full of Possibilities

With all the recent snow (finally!) it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy some winter sport activity. Durango is a fantastic place because there are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, and more are options, and all within a close distance from town. One of Durango’s standout features is the Durango Nordic Center at Purgatory. It’s filled with 20km of trails for skate or classic skiing, fatbiking,...

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Jungle Gym Opens for Kids of All Ages
Feb09

Jungle Gym Opens for Kids of All Ages

The monkey bars aren’t just for kids any more. In fact, they’re a key component in training for obstacle course racing.

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Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide
Jan23

Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide

Get ready for the whackiest race ever in Durango!  It’s on the tubing hill.  Run up… tube down.  Repeat! Most laps wins! Oh, and it’s a relay race! Date: March 3, 2018 Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Location: The tubing hill (Columbine area) #1 Skier Place Durango CO 81301 United States Moe info and registration at purgatoryresort.com Team up with your best buddy for this tag-team style race.  We will have male, female, and coed...

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Try the McDonald’s Twilight Nights for Free
Jan16

Try the McDonald’s Twilight Nights for Free

McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race #1 Congratulations to each of you for busting out of the norm last Wednesday and joining us for the first McDonald’s Friday Night Lights.  We hope you all had as much fun as we did watching fat bikers, skiers, and snowshoers race around the base of Purgatory battling the terrain and elements in the dark. The first race got off to a killer start with fresh snow, tough terrain, and endless...

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Turning on the Nighthorse Faucet
Jan11

Turning on the Nighthorse Faucet

The La Plata Archuleta Water District and the City of Durango are working on an agreement to build a jointly owned water treatment facility to deliver Lake Nighthorse water to southeast county users.

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Lake Nighthorse On Track to Open April 1st
Jan05

Lake Nighthorse On Track to Open April 1st

The Durango City Council set April 1 as the opening date for Lake Nighthorse recreation . . . nearly seven years after the reservoir filled to capacity.

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Chairlift for Chapman?
Nov28

Chairlift for Chapman?

A new improvement plan for Chapman Hill includes several options to replace the old rope tow.

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No Snow, but Ski Season to Start Thanks to Snowmaking
Nov17

No Snow, but Ski Season to Start Thanks to Snowmaking

Purgatory Ski Resort will open on schedule despite the lack of snow in the high country. Just thank the miracle of snowmaking . . . but bring your bikes up, too.

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The Polar Express Starts Up for Christmas 2017
Nov13

The Polar Express Starts Up for Christmas 2017

Join us for a magical trip!!  THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad most days November 17, 2017-January 2, 2018.  This fun family-oriented holiday tradition based on the best-selling children’s book and Academy Award™ winning animated film of the same name begins on Friday, Nov. 17 and runs most days through Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Get more info and tickets at...

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New Durango Events Calendar – Live Music, Shows, Art, Entertainment, and More!
Nov03

New Durango Events Calendar – Live Music, Shows, Art, Entertainment, and More!

The new Durango Events calendar is featured on the events page, along with the awesome upcoming events that we post here at Durango Downtown. We also have a new feature to add your own events to the calendar.  This is great for businesses, local venues, and community organizations to get the word out! Here is just a sample of things coming up in November: November 10th: Something Wild Film Fest November 11th: 20th Annual...

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54th Annual Ski Swap, La Plata  Fair Grounds
Oct31

54th Annual Ski Swap, La Plata Fair Grounds

54th Annual Ski Swap Saturday, November 4 0800 (8am) to 1600 (4pm) La Plata County Fairgrounds More Than 10,000 Items to Choose From Almost 20 vendors from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah will have new and used Ski/ Snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat.  In addition to the vendors, public individuals will have their equipment for sale as well.  Buyers will experience further bonus as they discover hiking gear,...

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