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Visiting Durango

Do you want to avoid the designer-clad throngs of Aspen? Looking for a Colorado with whispers of the Wild West? How about some Native American cliff dwellings between downhill runs? The answer is simple: Durango. The 1200-acre Durango Mountain Ski Resort has a laid-back vibe that skiers love. But in this, southwestern Colorado’s largest town, you’ll also find loads of tourist attractions off the slopes, including the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.... Read More Do you want to avoid the designer-clad throngs of Aspen? Looking for a Colorado with whispers of the Wild West? How about some Native American cliff dwellings between downhill runs? The answer is simple: Durango. The 1200-acre Durango Mountain Ski Resort has a laid-back vibe that skiers love. But in this, southwestern Colorado’s largest town, you’ll also find loads of tourist attractions off the slopes, including the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.    Close

Stories and Tips Durango

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Days Three and Four

Written by aboutthatplace on 26 Sep, 2010

DAY THREEExhausted from the long drive of yesterday we decided to simply enjoy the lake. First, we sipped coffee from the deck with the mist rising into the tall pines as we read the news. Next, we plopped down with books on our…Read More


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Day Two

Written by aboutthatplace on 26 Sep, 2010

We awoke to drizzle, which became rain quickly so we opted to take a drive around Vallecito Lake. Within a mile or two we were dismayed to discover that the pine beetles, which were destroying the Rockies, had also infested this area. To…Read More


The Unforgettable Durango-Silverton Train Ride

Written by johnstravels on 28 May, 2006

The colors of nature are clear and intensely sharp. Snow covered mountains, waterfalls, forests, and lakes are everywhere with breathtaking sites. Our trip was taken in mid-May. The weather was perfect with warm sun and cool breezes. There are wildflowers to waterfalls, rock slides to…Read More


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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Written by c_rau on 12 Feb, 2003

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a train as long as its name. If you’ve ridden it, you know what I mean. If you want to step back into the past or if you’re a steam train afficionado, then you must ride…Read More


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Lake Molas

Written by c_rau on 12 Feb, 2003

To get to Lake Molas, take Highway 550 toward Silverton and look for the highway signs. This picturesque lake has many fun activities such as fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Don’t forget to stop in the tiny convenience store and get a soda and rent…Read More


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