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Overlook

Care for Durango Travel Tips and Safety

Thanks to the Durango community for staying home and following the guidance of public health orders, La Plata County has some of the lowest case counts of COVID-19 per capita in Colorado. Social distancing, face coverings, and strong partnerships between public health, businesses, and government…

Durango is the Shoulder Season Destination You Deserve

Shoulder season — that prime travel period between peak and non-peak season — is a perfect time to snag cheap flights, cozy lodging, and alone time in your favorite mountain town. For a quiet November retreat equipped with cool weather, zero crowds, and plenty of outdoor activities, Durango is a…

5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Durango

With hiking boots, beanies, and puffy jackets retrieved from winter storage, it seems everyone is dressing as a mountain local for this year’s Halloween. October is more than a month of ghouls and goblins in Durango. It’s a magical time of fall colors, historic tours, and festivals. It’s a chance…

An Adventure Packed Weekend with Durango Rivertrippers

Summer is the season of adventure in southwest Colorado, a time for mountain climbing, river rafting, and deep wilderness exploration. As one of the oldest, safest, and most convenient guide companies in town, few know adventure better than Durango Rivertrippers. This summer, join the Durango…

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…

6 Reasons to drive the Million Dollar Highway Before you Die

The Million Dollar Highway is a charming name for a gnarly road that offers the best scenery in our gorgeous state (that’s a big claim but we can back it up). This is a stretch of guardrail-less highway on the San Juan Skyway between Silverton, Colorado and Ouray, Colorado. It seems the origins of…

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…

Experience the Taste of Durango!

Taste of Durango. Probably one of the most talked about and highly attended events of the entire summer season. As I've mentioned before, the Durango community loves any reason to celebrate and we love our outdoor festivals. If you just add in food it's a perfect trifecta of what makes Durango our…

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…