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Durango-Ho-Ho-Ho: 6 Holiday Events to Make the Season Bright

Twinkly lights, evergreen wreaths, and your own foggy breath suspended in the crisp, cold air each play an essential role in why Durango is consistently voted one of the most Christmas-y towns in America. This holiday season, bring your family to the heart of the magic and take home the gift to…

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…

Durango’s Favorite St. Paddy Festivities

Durango has a special gift for bringing the wonders of history to life. Whether visitors are dining and dancing at a chuckwagon supper, spectating a wild west shootout, or posing for an olde tyme portrait, the feeling is like stepping back in time. With the first month of spring at our doorstep…

Top 10 Things to Do in Durango this Halloween

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” This year’s October 31st may fall on a Wednesday, but that won’t stop Durango from celebrating with a full week of haunted shenanigans. Costume parties, ghost crawls, haunted houses, pumpkin patch train rides, and so much…

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…

Spending Spring Break Off the Beaten Path

Trip Advisor, Yelp and similar review-based websites have cultivated impressive lists of the “Top Things to Do in Durango.” If you’re planning a spring break trip, chances are you’ve memorized the list and perfected the itinerary. Doing all the things advertised in these forums is a guaranteed good…

Tips for Planning the Perfect Durango Wedding!

by Durango Photographers - Karen Skelly Destination weddings to Durango, CO, are a big part of my business (as well as other photographers in town). Most of us also do a lot of elopements here, but in this article we'll focus on couples who have arranged weddings with guests and wedding parties…

Cant-Miss Events to Guarantee a Thrilling 4th Of July!

The 4 th of July is a special day marked by celebration and fun for everyone. Here in Durango, there are a variety of activities to choose from, ranging from a nice stroll down Main Ave to splashing around on the Animas River. Like all festivities in Durango, the 4th of July is not taken lightly by…

Happy Birthday, National Parks of Colorado

Guest blog provided by Blue Lakes Ranch Happy birthday to our National Parks! This year marks the 100 year anniversary for our National Parks service and the celebrations have already begun. The Centennial year isn’t just a celebration of the past 100 years, but is a celebration of what is to come…

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…