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Our Lovely Local Animas River
Jun24

Our Lovely Local Animas River

One of our favorite features about Durango is the Animas River, as it runs through the middle of town. For years, this river has provided a variety of outdoor adventures. According to this article on the Duranglers website, “The Animas River is the major stream draining the high alpine terrain of the Needle Mountains. It heads in small meadows on the flanks of Cinnamon Mountain north of Silverton, then plunges through wild canyons as...

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Lake Powell
Jun23

Lake Powell

Each week we feature a lifestyle blog on activities in and around Durango. This week, our feature is not on a Durango activity, but It’s a local favorite place to visit: Lake Powell. Many of us venture to Lake Powell throughout the year—whether for fishing, hiking, or boating and water activities, there is a plethora of adventure. Best of all, the lake is open now! Lake Powell is over 2,000 miles of shoreline and is about 186 miles...

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Durango Planning E-Bike Trial At Twin Buttes
Jun16

Durango Planning E-Bike Trial At Twin Buttes

At the end of June, the city of Durango will allow pedal-assist electric bikes on 10 miles of trails at Twin Buttes Open Space. Although this one-year trial is the  second of its kind in Durango, it’s the first time e-bikes will have been allowed on natural trails. Durango City Council gave Parks and Recreation the go-ahead for the project at a recent City Council meeting. Important preparations The trial will only permit Class One...

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Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!
Jun16

Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!

June 20 marks an exciting day for Durango—Purgatory opens for the summer season! Each year, Purgatory hosts several fun activities for locals and tourists alike, and we are excited to see 2020 is no exception. Of course, most people know it as our local ski resort, but summertime is also a fun time to enjoy the outdoors at Purgatory. There is a morning session and an afternoon session available to help minimize crowds. The Alpine...

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Durango Farmers Market Open for Business
May08

Durango Farmers Market Open for Business

Durango, Colorado is a community that is tightly woven and significantly strives to better one another and grow as a whole. That is the overall goal of the Durango Farmers Market! The farmers market will be open for business once again starting Saturday, May 9th and will continue until October. The vendors from this market are not only just from Durango, but also the entire region! La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan CO and San...

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Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River
Mar25

Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River

We all know the life of a musician is a glorified one. But not all of us realize the all-encompassing commitments of being in a band. As the great Bon Scott of AC/DC said, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.” Touring really has its ups and downs. I mean, you’re in a 6-person marriage living in a van. For people who have issues regarding personal space, it’s probably not the best career path for you. That being...

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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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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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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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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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City to Annex Lake Nighthorse
Oct20

City to Annex Lake Nighthorse

The City of Durango has started annexation proceedings for Lake Nighthorse, the last legal step required to open the lake for recreation.

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Ouray Hot Springs Renovation – Time to Take a Dip!
Sep08

Ouray Hot Springs Renovation – Time to Take a Dip!

Ouray Hot Springs commemorates its 90th anniversary in operation with a major renovation, including water slides, more soaking pools, and more.

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La Plata County Fair, Aug 9-13
Aug08

La Plata County Fair, Aug 9-13

The La Plata County Fairgrounds will be buzzing with events for 5 days, August 9 – 13! 2017 La Plata County Fair “A Lasting Legacy” La Plata County Fairgrounds 2500 Main Ave. Durango, CO 81301 970-382-6465 Some highlighted events include: CARNIVAL OPEN – Wednesday, August 9 through Sunday, August 13 BEER GARDEN OPEN – Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13 Kyle Park Concert – Friday 11th,...

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Beat the Heat at Vallecito Lake This Summer
Aug03

Beat the Heat at Vallecito Lake This Summer

It’s still hot enough to head to Vallecito for a cool adventure in the pines.

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Navajo Lake Floating Cabins
Jul28

Navajo Lake Floating Cabins

Floating cabins are among the services offered at the newly rebuilt marina at Navajo Lake State Park in New Mexico. Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in New Mexico, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks. Navajo is a haven for boaters of every stripe – motorized boaters, canoers, kayakers, water skiers and sailors. The San Juan River is a world-class fly fishing destination and features a campground, day use...

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Jul25

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

There’s still time to ride the Durango Train this summer!  See their upcoming events, including: PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express October 7,8,14,15,21,22 2017 Join us for the PEANUTS™  The Great Pumpkin Patch Express! It’s not just for the little ones! See all the activities we have for all ages. Ride our train to the Pumpkin Patch to meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy and bring home the perfect pumpkin! Durango Blues...

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