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3-Day Durango Itinerary

Name: Whitney Hagen Born: New Richland, MN Age: 30 Job: Graphic Design and Social Media at the Durango Tourism Office Hobbies: hiking, camping, fishing, eating, snuggling my dog. Introduction: Durango was a stop along the way that has turned into my home for the last 6 years. It's a common story: A…

5 Best Hikes in Durango for Kids

Durango is an area filled with fun, family- friendly activities. Biking, rafting, train rides, and much more are available. However, a local favorite, and often overlooked, is hiking. With miles of trails for all adventure levels, we have compiled the top five hiking trails for you and your family…

8 Free or Inexpensive things to do with your kids in Durango

Durango is an amazing place to live and play but any travel can get a little expensive. Here are a few free or inexpensive options for you and your kids during your visit. Please stop by the Welcome Center at 802 Main Ave to get more info on things to do as it changes seasonally! 1. The Durango…

Gold King Mine Accident FAQ: 9/3/15

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Animas River 9/3/15 Trout from the Animas River safe to eat, tests show > Read more here When did this incident happen? The Gold King Mine breach happened north of Silverton on August 5, 2015. Is the river open? Yes. Sheriff Sean Smith made the…

4th of July in Durango 2015

Like all festivities in Durango, the Fourth of July is not taken lightly by locals. With new events introduced each year, this holiday is ever-evolving. Here's a compilation of Durango events you might want to check out if you're in town! Jump-start your weekend by heading to Vallecito Lake on…

Animas River Days wrap up 2015!

Well hello again! Nice to see you back in this corner of the internet! This past weekend was my very first experience at the Animas River Days festivities. The event started on Thursday May 28 th and ended on Sunday May 31 st . Saturday held the largest chunk of activities and was my favorite day…

Everything you need to know about Animas River Days!

When you think of an old western town, does a single dirt road and shootouts between bow-legged cowboys come to mind? How about a river? The Animas River, which gushes (this time of year) through the heart of downtown Durango, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. From gentle splashes to…

How to Have Fun with Kids in Durango

Hello Durango Visitor! Do you have kids? Do you have zero ideas on what to do in Durango? Well that’s why you have me! Now I don’t have kids personally being in college and 21 years old and all but I do know some really fun things that all ages will like. So let’s get started! What to do with the…

Experience Durango: The Dandelion Festival

Hello again! So I thought it might be fun to switch up our usual "how-to-guide" and instead take you along to an event in order to give you a taste of what Durango is really like. My First Experience at the Dandelion Festival! The Dandelion Festival is the event that kicks off the summer…

The Locals Guide to Durango

Hello Durango Visitor! Here is what you need to do to actually get to know Durango. This blog is going to be all about how to really get to know Durango and experience some things off the beaten path. There is a ton to do here in Durango but often times we get caught up in the touristy things to do…