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Overlook

8 Unique Ways to See Durango's Fall Colors

Fall in Durango is in full swing. Our San Juan National Forest has transformed into a fortress of red, yellow, orange, and gold. If you’re not here already, now is the perfect time to hop in the car and explore the fairytale world of southwestern Colorado and Durango. Plan to make your visit the…

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 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…

How to Pack a 100% locally made picnic basket in Durango

Our most memorable moments are those spent around food: Enjoying the aprés scene at Purgatory Resort with fresh tamales in hand, swapping adventure stories across the table at Eolus, sharing a summit sandwich atop Engineer Mountain. For those of us who love food almost as much as the outdoors, there…

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…