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Four Different Ways to Enjoy Durango’s Animas River

Spending time on the river is one of the best summer activities here in Durango. You may not know it, but there’s more than one way to enjoy the lower Animas River. No matter what the water levels are, your own person river experience, or the overall conditions of the river, there is something for…

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…

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…

The 5 Best Places to View Wildflowers This Season

Every summer from early June to August, a quiet cascade of color appears in the San Juan Mountains surrounding Durango. Wildflower season announces itself subtlety and without fanfare, but once it’s here, there’s nowhere else you’ll want to be than on our trails, surrounded by colors and textures of…

11 Reasons to Make Durango Your Summer Destination

1. It’s easier than ever to get here. Returning for a second year, the direct, seasonal flight from Los Angeles, as well as daily direct flights from Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix, make it easier tahn ever to get here. Plus, we’re just a short (and beautiful) six hour drive from Denver or seven hour…

5 Day - Family Budget Itinerary

Day One First off, welcome to Durango! For your first day, we recommend checking out and getting a feel for this incredible mountain town with a scenic hike to show you gorgeous views of our little mountain town. Climb Smelter Mountain and check out the view to the north. Hike from downtown to check…

3-Day Durango Itinerary

Name: Whitney Hagen Born: New Richland, MN Age: 30 Job: Graphic Design and Social Media at the Durango Tourism Office Hobbies: hiking, camping, fishing, eating, snuggling my dog. Introduction: Durango was a stop along the way that has turned into my home for the last 6 years. It's a common story: A…

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…

Everything you need to know about Animas River Days!

When you think of an old western town, does a single dirt road and shootouts between bow-legged cowboys come to mind? How about a river? The Animas River, which gushes (this time of year) through the heart of downtown Durango, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. From gentle splashes to…