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Overlook

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…

The Animas Valley Balloon Rally Lights Up Durango

Once a year, the Animas Valley fills with the vibrant colors of nearly a dozen hot air balloons. At a time when fall colors are at their peak, the Animas Valley Balloon Rally brings new reason to celebrate the season. Now in its 4th year, this three-day fall event is both a local and visitor…

Midsummer Events in Postcard Perfect Durango

As the rest of the country bakes in the blistering hot July sun, visitors to Durango are enjoying a mid-80’s summerfest at 6,500’ above sea level. With sun-shining, river-bubbling, breezy days in town, Durango is looking like a postcard perfect destination for summer vacation. With great weather…

6 Reasons Durango is the Best Town to Spend Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving holiday can be hectic, but only if you let it. Why labor over a hot stove all day when you could be snowshoeing through the forest, fine dining in a historical city, or skiing Purgatory Resort on Opening Day? This holiday season, transform your break into a dream mountain vacation by…

Every Durango Event to Look Forward to this Fall

Fall is the season of change in Colorado. With each passing day, our world transforms a little more, bringing an exciting amount of uncertainty to what winter may hold. This year, take time to celebrate some of our classic Durango events and to appreciate the subtleties of a world ever changing…

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…

Durango’s Independent Film Festival Brings Back the Good Days

Let’s be honest: A piece of all of us died when the Blockbuster era ended. The experience of movie-going has been replaced by Netflix binges and nights huddled over a computer screen. And while I’m not complaining, I realize we’ve lost the sense of community and camaraderie that comes with a proper…

Snowdown: RSVP to Durango’s Grandest Annual Party

Once upon a time, under the darkness of winter, the people of Durango grew very depressed. The weather outside was positively blizzardly, with snow swirling about and dumping in buckets. Door hinges froze, locking people in their respective homes. Ice stacked like bricks to the top of houses…