Summer

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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10 Tips for “Bikepacking” the Colorado Trail
Jul18

10 Tips for “Bikepacking” the Colorado Trail

Bikepacking the Colorado Trail has become an exciting sport in the last few years. Bikepacking is all about combining the exciting sports of hiking and biking, so that you can have a multi-day adventure and explore a wider range of landscapes. The recent innovations in lightweight bicycles and equipment have made this sport even more popular – it’s now easier than ever to carry your bike and everything you need on your journey....

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E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail
Jul14

E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail

After electric bicycles were banned from the Animas River Trail last year, Durango city staff were inundated with complaints by e-bike riders. After nearly a year of study and public meetings, the city has decided to allow e-bikes on the ART for a one-year trial.

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Footgolf Arrives in the Four Corners
Jul14

Footgolf Arrives in the Four Corners

How hard can it be to kick a soccer ball into a hole in the ground? Easier than hitting a tiny golf ball with what amounts to a stick! We visit on of the first Foot Golf Courses in the Four Corners this week

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Project Sky Steps Opens
Jul07

Project Sky Steps Opens

Three months, 500 steps, 250 feet in elevation. That’s what it took to build a stairway from downtown Durango to the Fort Lewis College campus, thanks to Trails 2000 volunteers.

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Hermosa Plan Allows E-Bikes on Trails
Jun30

Hermosa Plan Allows E-Bikes on Trails

Hold on to your handlebars! San Juan National Forest Service officials say they will “test the waters” with new regulations that will allow e-bikes on select trails in the Hermosa Watershed Special Management Area. You can still comment on the plan through July 10.

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True West Rodeo, Wednesday Nights
Jun20

True West Rodeo, Wednesday Nights

We are very excited to have come together to bring back the western heritage of Durango for the 2017 rodeo season. This year will consist of 8 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators. True West Rodeo is pround to honor our western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment. The rodeos will be held every Wednesday June 7th – August 2nd at the La Plata County Fairgrounds (2500 Main Ave. Durango Colorado 81301). For more...

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Concerts in the Park
Jun05

Concerts in the Park

Community Concert Hall and Alpine Bank reprise “Concerts @ The Park” Free seven-week concert series in Durango’s Buckley Park debuts June 15 with Run Boy Run DURANGO, Colo. – Alpine Bank of Durango and the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, with support of the City of Durango, have teamed up once again to present the free summer “Concerts @ The Park” in Durango’s Buckley Park, Thursdays, June 15 through July 27, 2017. All...

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Does Earlier Run-Off Affect Rafting Season?
Apr28

Does Earlier Run-Off Affect Rafting Season?

The Animas River peaked at 2,370 cfs on April 20. Is that normal for this time of year? What about the rest of the run-off season? Do high flows now affect the rafting season later? You’ll be surprised by the answer.

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Want to Catch a 20-Inch Trout?
Apr14

Want to Catch a 20-Inch Trout?

Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants your help with a survey about a new disease-resistant trout variety that that agency stocked in Pastorius Reservoir.

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It’s Running Season
Apr07

It’s Running Season

Durango Running Company will celebrate spring and dry trails with a kick-off party for their Wednesday night group trail runs on April 12.

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San Diego Gets Extra Sandy During Labor Day Weekend
Aug29

San Diego Gets Extra Sandy During Labor Day Weekend

5th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge San Diego, Calif. – July 18, 2016 – USA Today has named it one of their 10 Best and American Express calls it one of the top 20 “Must See” seaside events in the world. The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge is returning to San Diego and the ‘B’ Street Cruise Ship Pier downtown. This will be the fifth year that one of the world’s most important sand-sculpting competitions will be held on this...

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San Diego Gets Extra Sandy For The 5th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge
Aug26

San Diego Gets Extra Sandy For The 5th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge

Thinking of sand castles by the beach this summer… check out the US Sand Castle Challenge held in San Diego, Labor Day weekend! Nathan from Durango shares, “Sometimes we forget it’s only a day’s drive to get to San Diego – and so worth it to blow out the end of the summer!  The kids loved the sandbox, the adults loved the music and food, and EVERYONE was blown away by the amazing sculptures.”   USA Today has named it...

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Visit a State Park
Aug12

Visit a State Park

If you ever needed an excuse to explore Colorado’s state parks system, you have one now. Colorado’s public libraries and the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife have teamed up to offer passes through a check-out program that includes an activity backpack with binoculars, educational materials, and information about state parks. Each public library in the state has two backpacks and park passes to check out for a week at a...

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E-Bike Ban Unnecessary?
Jul22

E-Bike Ban Unnecessary?

A new Durango business owner hopes to convince the Durango City Council to reverse its ban on electric-assisted bicycles. Are they really that dangerous? The Montezuma County Commissioners want to provide high-speed Internet to every household in the rural county, but will voters approve a sales-tax increase to finance the dream? And a local salumist says he won’t sell his custom-made sausages anywhere but from his Vallecito store....

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PARTY IN THE PARK – Saturday July 16th

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! This Saturday, July 16th – Party in the Park all afternoon! KSUT, Music in the Mountains and The Wells Group present Stooges Brass Band and four other groups at our 2016 Party in the Park. For the first time, Party in the Park is an all afternoon event! KSUT Public Radio, Music in the Mountains, and The Wells Group present 5 bands on Saturday, July 16. Last year’s event was a huge success as over 700...

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The Colorado Trail: Colorado’s 486 Mile Trail
Jun28

The Colorado Trail: Colorado’s 486 Mile Trail

Summer is officially here! With the start of summer comes one of our favorite local past times—hiking in the mountains. The Southwest region of Colorado offers extensive hiking and trails. In fact, did you know Durango is a terminus to the Colorado Trail? This trail encompasses a significant portion of the state of Colorado—486 miles! One terminus is located just southwest of Denver, and the other is right outside of Durango. Most...

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GELATO IS BACK AT GUIDO’S
Jun27

GELATO IS BACK AT GUIDO’S

Want to cool off on these hotter summer days? Delicious GELATO is back at GUIDO’S PIZZA PASTA PANINI… with great flavors to choose.  There was a temporary hiatus while the GELATO maker was refurbished, but now the wait is over! And yes the pizza ovens did finally arrive. Guido’s now offers gourmet pizzas as well as fabulous Italian cuisine, espresso, and fine wines… located at 1201 Main in beautiful Durango,...

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