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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
12/9/20 The Pioneer Woman - 14 Best Christmas Train Rides Across the Country to Get You in the Holly Jolly Spirit
11/30/20 The Strait Times - Hollywood in the Rockies, rivers and a time-travel train in alpine towns of Colorado (print and online)
11/30/20 The Strait Times - Fresh-air escapes and alfresco dining in US reveal future of pandemic travel (print and online)
11/6/20 Houston Chronicle - Escaping the crowds in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains (print and online)
10/13/20 USA Today - Durango fall road trip: 4 don't-miss things to do, plus where to eat and stay  (print and online)
10/13/20 The Arizona Republic - Durango fall road trip: 4 don't-miss things to do, plus where to eat and stay  (print and online)
9/16/20 AARP - Spectacular Scenic Road Trips in the U.S.
9/14/20 Vital - Bike Checks - Durango Colorado trails feature
9/5/20 The Denver Post - Looking for the perfect escape? Try a week on the Colorado Trail.
8/11/20 Orbitz Travel Blog - 5 great mountain road trips in the American West
8/11/20 Freeskier Magazine - Explore Southern Colorado's San Juan Range
8/10/20 The Denver Post - The 5 best Colorado campgrounds for weddings
8/10/20 GearJunkie - Colorado’s Top 10 Must-Hike 14ers
8/7/20 Country Living Magazine - 55 Best Christmas Towns That You Need to Visit This Holiday Season
7/17/20 Matador Network - These Colorado ski resorts will be the highlight of your family summer road trip
7/14/20 Backpacker Magazine - Packing for a Pandemic Thru-Hike
6/30/20 Singletracks.com - 16 New Mountain Bike Trails that are Ready to Ride - feat. Purg
6/24/20 Westword - Take Ten: Hit the Road for a Summer Vacation in Colorado
6/22/20 New Orleans Magazine - Road Trip Worthy Ways to See Colorado
5/28/20 Forbes Online - COVID-19 Road Trip: These Are The States To Target This Summer
5/24/20 Colorado Springs Gazette - Colorado's 12 best rock formations — Garden of the Gods and beyond
5/9/20 Travel + Leisure - The Ultimate Colorado Road Trip Itinerary: Where to Stop, What to Do, and More
4/19/20 ATLANTIC MONTHLY - Colorado: Images of the Centennial State
4/17/20 Departures - 7 Gorgeous International Train Trips That You Can Virtually Experience Right Now
4/14/20 Travel + Leisure - 13 Virtual Train Rides That You Can Experience Right Now
4/14/20 National Geographic - 31 ageless photos from the Nat Geo archives that take you back in time, feat. The Strater
3/31/20 AFAR - The Best Things to Do in Colorado
3/26/20 Narcity - 9 Colorado Hikes That Will Make You Want To Get Outside As Soon As It’s Summer
3/7/20 Voyager Magazine (France) - Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, à toute vapeur
3/6/20 5280 Magazine - Where to go dog sledding in Colorado (print)
2/23/20 The Denver Post - 9 lesser-known public gardens in Colorado that are worth a visit (print)
1/6/20 The Manual - Colorado Beyond the Snow: 10 Things to Do Once Ski Season Is Over
1/1/20 Men's Journal 2020 Travel Awards: The Nugget Mountain Bar (print)
1/1/20 Sunset Magazine - Secret Backcountry Skiing (print)
12/4/19 Country Living - 55 Best Christmas Towns That You Need to Visit This Holiday Season
12/1/19 Elevation Outdoors - Eat, Sleep, Play: Durango, Colorado
11/29/19 Conde Nast Traveler - The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards
11/25/19 Forbes Magazine - 12 Festive American Towns Offering Holiday Carolers, Boat Parades, Polar Trains — Even Elves
11/19/19 The Washington Post - Abandon big city, fall in love, repeat: Live out your Hallmark-movie fantasies in these 5 festive towns
10/21/19 Traveller, Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia) - Six of the Best Things to do around Durango, Colorado
10/20/19 Caravan & Motorhome Club Magazine (UK) - Two Week Motorhome Tour of Colorado, feat. D&SNGRR (print)
10/1/19 Outside Magazine - Will Travel for Beer, feat. The Nugget, Purgatory (print)
9/26/19 The Weather Channel America's Morning Headquarters National TV segment feat. Durango Fall Colors
9/1/19 Practical Motorhome (UK) - Colorado RV Trip of a Lifetime (print)
9/1/19 Red Bulletin - The Great American Road Trip 2019 (print)
9/1/19 5280 Magazine - Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways: San Juan Skyway (print)
8/8/19 Los Angeles Times - On a weekend trip to Durango, Colo., it’s all about pizza, pastries and passwords
7/30/19 The Travel Channel - 10 Great Small Towns for Big Vacations
7/29/19 Singletracks - Durango, Colorado: A Mountain Biker’s Guide
7/15/19 Prestige’s International a France a Travel and Lifestyle online magazine - A la découverte des trésors cachés du Colorado
6/1/19 AFAR - The Most Scenic Train Rides to Take This Summer
6/1/19 GearJunkie - Colorado’s Top 10 Must-Hike 14ers
5/20/19 Backpacker Magazine online - The 10 Rules of Solitude
5/19/19 Los Angeles Times - Road trip: Hike, fish and explore historic sites in Colorado (print)
5/18/19 The Denver Post - 10 Best Colorado Dog Parks (print)
4/22/19 Men's Journal - 100 Best Adventures in America That Celebrate Public Lands
4/5/19 BudgetTravel.com - A Locals' Guide to Outdoor Adventures in Durango, CO
4/3/19 Colorado Springs Gazette - Summer rodeos throughout Colorado
4/1/19 AAA EnCompass Magazine - Durango cover story (print)
3/20/19 Powder Magazine - Storm Dispatches
3/19/19 Cowboys & Indians Magazine - San Juan Skyway, Durango feature (print)
3/15/19 The Santa Fe New Mexican - Enjoying backcountry skiing in Southern Colorado
3/15/19 The Santa Fe New Mexican - Over 50 years later, Purgatory still well worth the trip
3/14/19 The Denver Post - Seven mountains that are great for spring skiing in and near Colorado
3/1/19 Colorado Meetings + Events - Honeyville, Rochester and Strater (print)
2/22/19 NTA Courier - Diverse options in Colorado’s national parks
2/21/19 Mountain Living - 3 Reasons to Get to Durango Before the Snow Melts
2/7/19 The Denver Post - Colorado ski forecast: Where to find knee-deep powder, best conditions this weekend
1/19/19 Hug Magazine (France) Durango feature (print)
1/19/19 Going on Faith Magazine - Durango Group Travel Feature (print)
1/11/19 Reader's Digest - 13 Small Towns That Are Even More Enchanting in the Winter
1/7/19 Matador Network - 5 ski resorts to go to this Presidents’ Day to avoid the crowds
12/1/18 Colorado Parent Magazine - 4 Winter Thrills for Adrenaline Seeking Families, feat. Purgatory mountain coaster
11/30/18 Reader’s Digest - Top 15 under the radar places to visit in 2019
11/16/18 CraftBeer.com - 13 Brewery Brunches You’ll Love, feat. Carver Brewing Co.
11/1/18 Lonely Planet Magazine UK - Great Escape Colorado (print)
10/18/18 The Denver Post - 7 ghost towns in Colorado from graveyards with ill-fated sheriffs to spoils left behind by thieving miners featuring Mild to Wild (print and online)
10/10/18 Insider - 49 of the best hiking trails in the US to try out this fall
10/3/18 Company Week - Steamworks Brewing Biz profile
9/18/18 Thrillist - This Beer Train Takes You Into the Mountains on a Day-Long Beer Adventure
9/7/18 The Denver Post - Colorado’s fall colors are beginning to explode. Here’s where to start aspen peeping (print and online)
8/21/18 Lonely Planet Online - Ride a steam train while sampling craft beer next month in Colorado
8/20/18 RunRepeat.com - Top 5 livable towns for the diehard hiker
8/17/18 USA Today - This Brew Train Serves Craft Beers and Scenic Views of the Colorado Wilderness
7/10/18 VinePair - You have exactly two chances to ride this Craft Beer Train through Colorado
7/1/18 Sunday Mail Glasgow - Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and D&SNGRR (print)
6/10/18 Budget Travel - Top 10 Coolest Towns Award
5/27/18 Albuquerque Journal - Get on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (print and online)
5/10/18 The Travel Channel - 13 Most Scenic Day Trips by Train Around the World
4/26/18 Forbes Magazine - The 14 Coolest Towns for Your Summer Vacation
4/15/18 Colorado Parent Magazine - Explore Colorado’s Old West on a Family Trip to Durango (print and online)
4/3/18 Livability - The Best Home Base Cities for Adventure Enthusiasts
4/1/18 5280 Magazine - The 5280 Guide to Mud Season - Catch the Train to Your Next Backcountry Adventure (print and online)
3/30/18 The Denver Post - Lake Nighthorse Opens
3/20/18 USA Today (print and online) - The Top U.S. wonders to visit this spring
1/18/18 Tasting Table - The World's Best Bars for Bookworms, feat. Bookcase & Barber
1/12/18 Huffington Post - Dante would love these Colorado ski resorts and so will your kids, feat. Purgatory
1/9/18 The Sydney Telegraph (Escape Travel section) - The Road Less Traveled: San Juan Skyway (print and online)
12/17/17 Travel Channel - How to Ski Crowd-Free in Colorado
12/17/17 Country Living Magazine - Best Small Towns of 2018
11/17/17 BACKPACKER Magazine - San Juan BC Ski Trip, 8-page spread (print)
11/17/17 Outside Magazine - Phil’s World cycling / Durango base camp cover story (print)
10/17/17 Colorado Meetings + Events - Durango cover story (print)
10/17/17 The Denver Post - D&SNGRR "Locomotive 476" story
9/17/17 Cheese Connoisseur - Beer and Mac & Cheese Pairings, feat. recipe from Steamworks
9/17/17 5280 Magazine - The Best Fall Train Rides for Colorado Leaf Peepers
8/17/17 The Denver Post - These cliff jumps near Durango are stunning, but dangerous
8/17/17 Parade Online - 10 Incredible Road Trips to Take with Your Family
8/17/17 The Cheat Sheet - Best College Towns
8/17/17 Elevation Outdoors Magazine - Colorado Top Adventure Towns Nominees
7/17/17 Albuquerque Journal - Summer Playground in Durango (Sunday print edition and online)
7/17/17 Red Tricycle - Family Vacation: Your Guide to a Road Trip Across the States
7/17/17 The Denver Post - 11 Ziplines where you can fly high this summer
7/17/17 Thrillist - The Best Small Towns in Colorado for a Summer Adventure
7/17/17 The Huffington Post - 10 Train Rides to Take in Your Lifetime
6/17/17 BACKPACKER Magazine ‘Bucket List Hikes’ - San Juans / Island Lake #1 (print)
6/17/17 Field & Stream Magazine - Fishing Road Trip (Southwest / Animas River / Duranglers) (print)
6/17/17 National Geographic - Best Mountain Biking Towns
5/17/17 Cowboys & Indians Magazine - ‘Best of the West’ feature
5/17/17 Denver Hotel Magazine - Feature article on Durango (print)
5/17/17 Colorado Hotels + Meetings - Durango area (print)
5/17/17 BACKPACKER Magazine ‘Hike More, Drive Less’ 2-page spread featuring D&SNGRR (print)
4/17/17 US News & World Report - Purgatory top family friendly ski resort for Spring Break
4/17/17 Elevation Outdoors Magazine “Best of the Rockies” Award goes to Ska Brewing for Best Brewery
3/17/17 Encompass Magazine West Slope article result of DATO FAM trip
3/17/17 The Arizona Republic features Best of the West: Durango offers something for everyone
2/17/17 The Denver Post - Ride the Rockies Returns to Southwest Colorado
1/17/17 The Telegraph (UK) - On Board the railroad that tamed the Wild West
1/17/17 The Independent (Ireland) - Colorado: Rocky mountain high