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100 More Ways to Spend Summer in Durango

Last summer, we shared 100 unique ways to spend the season in Durango. From farmers markets and music festivals to secret bars and rugged alpine hikes, our visitors enjoyed a jam-packed summer of wild mountain adventure. One year later, we’re adding 100 more bullets to your Colorado bucket list…

Seven of the Best Stargazing Destinations Around Durango

When the sun sets and darkness falls over Durango, something magical happens. Situated more than a mile above sea level, Durango enjoys very little light pollution and perfect weather for stargazing. Starry-filled nights provide time to step away from the chaos of day-to-day and enjoy something…

Durango Hiking Itinerary

With only a few days to spend in Durango, we had a difficult choice to make. Between the hundreds of hiking trails awaiting at our doorstep, how many did we have time to explore? Wanting to climb as many peaks on as many trails as possible, we devised an itinerary that included the best ridgeline…

Irresistible Travel Possibilities through the Durango Airport

No matter where you are in the world, paradise is likely just a short flight away. With summertime nipping at our heels, it’s time to book those flights and mark your calendar for adventure in southwest Colorado! As the Durango airport prepares for a season of new non-stop flights, we’re daydreaming…

100 ways to Spend Summer in Durango 2018

Summer in Durango is pure magic, and not just for our festival list. Long, sun-filled days give way to star-filled nights, chased by sunrises so colorful you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. Summer is the season that turns longtime visitors into forever residents. Nobody can resist the…

Ditch the Crowds: Find Solitude at Emerald Lake

If we labeled every hiking destination near Durango a “must-see,” nobody would ever leave the backcountry. Our neighboring Weminuche wilderness is huge, at ¾ the size of Rhode Island and consisting of nearly 500,000 acres of pristine alpine adventure. There are infinite ways to find solitude and…

Observing Wildlife near Durango, Colorado

It’s difficult to visit Durango without getting a taste of our abundant wildlife. At any time, it’s possible to find coyotes trotting through meadows, bears climbing our trees, or elk waiting their turn to cross the railroad tracks. Even in the most urban areas, mule deer roam and graze lazily…