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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…

Fall is the #1 Season for Climbing in Durango

When the colors change, weather cools, and crowds disappear, you can find the best adventures at the crag. Whether you’re a first-time climber or lifelong expert, Durango’s access to hundreds of unique routes make it a year-round climber’s destination. Couple the year-round access with fall weather…

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…

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…

Top 5 Reasons to Love DURANGO.ORG

Hey traveling people! You’ve somehow landed on Durango.org’s blog and my guess is that you’re thinking about visiting our amazing little Colorado corner. We are working on getting really great “insider tips” into the blog to inform you, should-be visitors, of all the can’t-miss events, stops and…

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…

Take on Tourism: Don’t Call Them Tourists

Every Month our director, Bob Kunkel writes an article surrounding the topic of tourism in Durango. This month we explores the concept of "adventurers" vs. "tourists" and why Durango is equiped to please both! "Many of today’s travelers are adventure bound, and see themselves as “explorers,” thus…

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…