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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…

The Top 4 Durango Adventures!

Make your summer an exciting one with these fun and exciting adventures! Located in the heart of Southwest Colorado, Durango offers everything from rafting to ancient ruins, with no shortage of adventure in between. Here are our picks for the four can’t-miss adventures to experience in Durango. 1.)…

How to Have Fun with Kids in Durango

Hello Durango Visitor! Do you have kids? Do you have zero ideas on what to do in Durango? Well that’s why you have me! Now I don’t have kids personally being in college and 21 years old and all but I do know some really fun things that all ages will like. So let’s get started! What to do with the…

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…

Get to Know Julia

Hello Durango Visitors! My name is Julia Grace Volzke and I thought because I’ll be leading you on the straight and narrow on what to do on your visit here, it might be good to get to know me a little bit. I was born on December 26th, 1993 and I was raised in Arvada Colorado which is a suburb of…

Ski? Ski Hesperus!

I needed an easy intro to family skiing this year. I wanted to test my ski legs and get the kid-logistics set as we hit the slopes. With flakes falling, we headed to Ski Hesperus for a first day—what a blast! A short drive from Durango—11 miles if you are counting. We parked, skied from our car and…

Henry Strater Theatre

Located inside the historic Strater hotel, the theater is a perfect date night! They have a huge variety of shows and are so accommodating when it comes to making sure you have an enjoyable experience during your Durango vacation. I am excited to, hopefully, be a part of the team performing the…