Southwestern Colorado City awarded Runner-Up: Best New Adventure Hub
Durango, CO – Outside magazine's April 2012 edition unveils the 2012 Outside Travel Awards. "The Wander List" was compiled from information from travel writers and correspondents from around the world to unveil the most inspiring travel destinations and products. According to the Outside authors, this is a guide to "life-changing experiences." Durango, Colorado received runner-up accolades in the category: Best New Adventure Hub.
The article states: "Durango an adventure-sports capital? Go in April and you'll see why. Within an hour of town, you can ski spring com, nordic - ski around an alpine lake, kayak the Animas River, catch fat trout, hike a thirteener, ride 10,000 -foot passes on a dizzy-making scenic byway, and mountain-bike blue-ribbon singletrack. Packed with college students and young transplants, the populace is uniquely devoted to the pursuit of fun, which might explain the four microbreweries and outsize nightlife for a town of 16,000 three hours from an interstate. Stay at the Rochester, a historic hotel that has a full breakfast and free social media to turn up the best options and map them in seconds." Outside, April 2012
View the entire article in the April 2012 Outside magazine now on newsstands.