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In The News

Named as one of America’s favorite towns by Travel & Leisure, one of the best U.S places to live by Outside Magazine, and one of the top US wonders to visit by USA Today, Durango is a longstanding, award-winning travel destination. From road trips, scenic drives, and ski vacations, to family adventures, outdoor recreation and western experiences, discover why Durango is known to have it all.

Press Highlights 

Date Media Outlet & Title
5/28/2020 Forbes - COVID-19 Road Trip: These Are The States To Target This Summer
5/25/2020 Colorado Springs Gazette - Colorado's 12 best rock formations — Garden of the Gods and beyond
5/9/2020 Travel + Leisure - The Ultimate Colorado Road Trip Itinerary: Where to Stop, What to Do, and More
4/29/2020 Colorado Traveler Magazine - Visit Durango Steps Up Through Virtual Travel and Actual Assistance
4/19/2020 The Atlantic - Colorado: Images of the Centennial State
4/17/2020 Departures - 7 Gorgeous International Train Trips That You Can Virtually Experience Right Now
4/15/2020 Travel + Leisure - 13 Virtual Train Rides That You Can Experience Right Now
4/14/2020 National Geographic - 31 ageless photos from the Nat Geo archives that take you back in time, feat. The Strater
3/31/2020 AFAR - The Best Things to Do in Colorado
3/26/2020 Narcity - 9 Colorado Hikes That Will Make You Want To Get Outside As Soon As It’s Summer
3/7/2020 Voyager Magazine (France) - Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, à toute vapeur
3/6/2020 5280 Magazine - Where to go dog sledding in Colorado (print)
2/23/2020 The Denver Post - 9 lesser-known public gardens in Colorado that are worth a visit (print)
1/6/2020 The Manual - Colorado Beyond the Snow: 10 Things to Do Once Ski Season Is Over
1/1/2020 Men's Journal 2020 Travel Awards: The Nugget Mountain Bar (print)
1/1/2020 Sunset Magazine - Secret Backcountry Skiing (print)
12/4/2019 Country Living - 55 Best Christmas Towns That You Need to Visit This Holiday Season
11/19/2019 The Washington Post - Abandon big city, fall in love, repeat: Live out your Hallmark-movie fantasies in these 5 festive towns
12/1/2019 Elevation Outdoors - Eat, Sleep, Play: Durango, Colorado
11/29/2019 Conde Nast Traveler - The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards
11/25/2019 Forbes Magazine - 12 Festive American Towns Offering Holiday Carolers, Boat Parades, Polar Trains — Even Elves
10/21/2019 Traveller, Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia) - Six of the Best Things to do around Durango, Colorado
10/20/2019 Caravan & Motorhome Club Magazine (UK) - Two Week Motorhome Tour of Colorado, feat. D&SNGRR
10/1/2019 Outside Magazine - Will Travel for Beer, feat. The Nugget, Purgatory (print)
9/26/2019 The Weather Channel America's Morning Headquarters National TV segment feat. Durango Fall Colors
9/1/2019 Practical Motorhome (UK) - Colorado RV Trip of a Lifetime (print)
9/1/2019 Red Bulletin - The Great American Road Trip 2019 (print)
9/1/2019 5280 Magazine - Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways: San Juan Skyway (print)
8/8/2019 Los Angeles Times - On a weekend trip to Durango, Colo., it’s all about pizza, pastries and passwords
7/30/2019 The Travel Channel - 10 Great Small Towns for Big Vacations
7/29/2019 Singletracks - Durango, Colorado: A Mountain Biker’s Guide
7/15/2019 Prestige’s International a France a Travel and Lifestyle online magazine - A la découverte des trésors cachés du Colorado
6/1/2019 AFAR - The Most Scenic Train Rides to Take This Summer
6/1/2019 GearJunkie - Colorado’s Top 10 Must-Hike 14ers
5/20/2019 Backpacker Magazine online - The 10 Rules of Solitude
5/18/2019 The Denver Post - 10 Best Colorado Dog Parks (print)
5/19/2019 Los Angeles Times - Road trip: Hike, fish and explore historic sites in Colorado (print)
4/22/2019 Men's Journal - 100 Best Adventures in America That Celebrate Public Lands
4/5/2019 BudgetTravel.com - A Locals' Guide to Outdoor Adventures in Durango, CO
4/3/2019 Colorado Springs Gazette - Summer rodeos throughout Colorado
4/1/2019 AAA EnCompass Magazine - Durango cover story (print)
3/20/2019 Powder Magazine - Storm Dispatches
3/19/2019 Cowboys & Indians Magazine - San Juan Skyway, Durango feature (print)
3/15/2019 The Santa Fe New Mexican - Enjoying backcountry skiing in Southern Colorado
3/15/2019 The Santa Fe New Mexican - Over 50 years later, Purgatory still well worth the trip
3/14/2019 The Denver Post - Seven mountains that are great for spring skiing in and near Colorado
3/1/2019 Colorado Meetings + Events - Honeyville, Rochester and Strater (print)
2/22/2019 NTA Courier - Diverse options in Colorado’s national parks
2/21/2019 Mountain Living - 3 Reasons to Get to Durango Before the Snow Melts
2/7/2019 The Denver Post - Colorado ski forecast: Where to find knee-deep powder, best conditions this weekend
1/19/2019 Hug Magazine (France) Durango feature (print)
1/19/2019 Going on Faith Magazine - Durango Group Travel Feature (print)
1/11/2019 Reader's Digest - 13 Small Towns That Are Even More Enchanting in the Winter
1/7/2019 Matador Network - 5 ski resorts to go to this Presidents’ Day to avoid the crowds
12/1/2018 Colorado Parent Magazine - 4 Winter Thrills for Adrenaline Seeking Families, feat. Purgatory mountain coaster
11/30/2018 Reader’s Digest - Top 15 under the radar places to visit in 2019
11/16/2018 CraftBeer.com - 13 Brewery Brunches You’ll Love, feat. Carver Brewing Co.
11/1/2018 Lonely Planet Magazine UK - Great Escape Colorado (print)
10/18/2018 The Denver Post - 7 ghost towns in Colorado, feat. Mild to Wild (print and online)
10/10/2018 Insider - 49 of the best hiking trails in the US to try out this fall
10/3/2018 Company Week - Steamworks Brewing Biz profile
9/18/2018 Thrillist - This Beer Train Takes You Into the Mountains on a Day-Long Beer Adventure
9/7/2018 The Denver Post - Colorado’s fall colors are beginning to explode. Here’s where to start aspen peeping (print and online)
8/21/2018 Lonely Planet Online - Ride a steam train while sampling craft beer next month in Colorado
8/20/2018 RunRepeat.com - Top 5 livable towns for the diehard hiker
8/17/2018 USA Today - This Brew Train Serves Craft Beers and Scenic Views of the Colorado Wilderness
7/10/2018 VinePair - You have exactly two chances to ride this Craft Beer Train through Colorado
7/1/2018 Sunday Mail Glasgow - Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and D&SNGRR (print)
6/10/2018 Budget Travel - Top 10 Coolest Towns Award
5/27/2018 Albuquerque Journal - Get on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (print and online)
5/10/2018 The Travel Channel - 13 Most Scenic Day Trips by Train Around the World
4/26/2018 Forbes Magazine - The 14 Coolest Towns for Your Summer Vacation
4/15/2018 Colorado Parent Magazine - Explore Colorado’s Old West on a Family Trip to Durango (print and online)
4/3/2018 Livability - The Best Home Base Cities for Adventure Enthusiasts
4/1/2018 5280 Magazine - The 5280 Guide to Mud Season - Catch the Train to Your Next Backcountry Adventure (print and online)
3/30/2018 The Denver Post - Lake Nighthorse Opens
3/20/2018 USA Today (print and online) - The Top U.S. wonders to visit this spring
1/18/2018 Tasting Table - The World's Best Bars for Bookworms, feat. Bookcase & Barber
1/12/2018 Huffington Post - Dante would love these Colorado ski resorts and so will your kids, feat. Purgatory
1/9/2018 The Sydney Telegraph (Escape Travel section) - The Road Less Traveled: San Juan Skyway (print and online)
12/17/2017 Travel Channel - How to Ski Crowd-Free in Colorado
12/17/2017 Country Living Magazine - Best Small Towns of 2018
11/17/2017 BACKPACKER Magazine - San Juan BC Ski Trip, 8-page spread (print)
11/17/2017 Outside Magazine - Phil’s World cycling / Durango base camp cover story (print)
10/17/2017 Colorado Meetings + Events - Durango cover story (print)
10/17/2017 The Denver Post - D&SNGRR "Locomotive 476" story
9/17/2017 Cheese Connoisseur - Beer and Mac & Cheese Pairings, feat. recipe from Steamworks
9/17/2017 5280 Magazine - The Best Fall Train Rides for Colorado Leaf Peepers
8/17/2017 The Denver Post - These cliff jumps near Durango are stunning, but dangerous
8/17/2017 Parade Online - 10 Incredible Road Trips to Take with Your Family
8/17/2017 The Cheat Sheet - Best College Towns
8/17/2017 Elevation Outdoors Magazine - Colorado Top Adventure Towns Nominees
7/17/2017 Albuquerque Journal - Summer Playground in Durango (Sunday print edition and online)
7/17/2017 Red Tricycle - Family Vacation: Your Guide to a Road Trip Across the States
7/17/2017 The Denver Post - 11 Ziplines where you can fly high this summer
7/17/2017 Thrillist - The Best Small Towns in Colorado for a Summer Adventure
7/17/2017 The Huffington Post - 10 Train Rides to Take in Your Lifetime
6/17/2017 BACKPACKER Magazine ‘Bucket List Hikes’ - San Juans / Island Lake #1 (print)
6/17/2017 Field & Stream Magazine - Fishing Road Trip (Southwest / Animas River / Duranglers) (print)
6/17/2017 National Geographic - Best Mountain Biking Towns
5/17/2017 Cowboys & Indians Magazine - ‘Best of the West’ feature
5/17/2017 Denver Hotel Magazine - Feature article on Durango (print)
5/17/2017 Colorado Hotels + Meetings - Durango area (print)
5/17/2017 BACKPACKER Magazine ‘Hike More, Drive Less’ 2-page spread featuring D&SNGRR (print)
4/17/2017 US News & World Report - Purgatory top family friendly ski resort for Spring Break
4/17/2017 Elevation Outdoors Magazine “Best of the Rockies” Award goes to Ska Brewing for Best Brewery
3/17/2017 Encompass Magazine West Slope article result of DATO FAM trip
3/17/2017 The Arizona Republic features Best of the West: Durango offers something for everyone
2/17/2017 The Denver Post - Ride the Rockies Returns to Southwest Colorado
1/17/2017 The Telegraph (UK) - On Board the railroad that tamed the Wild West
1/17/2017 The Independent (Ireland) - Colorado: Rocky mountain high