Durango, Colorado Vacation &Travel
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Plan your travel to Durango, Colorado.
Hotels and Lodging in Durango, Colorado go
fast. For the best deals and discounts on Durango
lodging, it is advisable to book your Durango
vacation in advance. Durango offers hotels,
condos, vacation rentals and cabins for those looking for a
little seclusion. Book your Durango lodging
rental today and save!
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ski vacation or
Durango ski package,
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Mountain Ski Resort - Colorado
Mountain Resort, known forever by locals as "Purgatory ",
is a year-round destination nestled in the San Juan Mountains of
Colorado. Durango Mountain Resort's unique location places the ski
resort squarely in the middle of two weather systems with a reputation
for producing big snow followed by bluebird days. Read
Area Lift Tickets
If you purchase Durango ski and lift tickets
in advance, you save big on both time and money. When
you buy your Durango
Mountain Ski Area lift tickets online, there's a lot less between
you and the mountain! Upon arriving at the Durango Mountain Ski Resort,
you can hit the slopes. You get the lowest price and
the irreplaceable feeling of being treated like a VIP. Book discount
lift tickets online.
Acclimatizing in Durango
The town of Durango is situated at 6,512 feet. Because of the
high elevation, your body will react differently than it would at home.
You will want to drink lots of fluids to help your body adjust to the
elevation of Durango. You may feel a little lightheaded and even
nauseous during the first part of your trip. Take it easy and give yourself
time to acclimate.
Restaurants in Durango
While strolling through Durango
you can't miss the varied selection of eateries all beckoning you
to come sample some of the best food in the Colorado Rockies. Dining
in Durango is an experience for the senses and offers the visitor
a glimpse into the uniqueness of this mountain town.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train
With the engine roaring in rhythm and the wind in your hair, you will
be enthralled by the history that is the Durango and Silverton Narrow
Gauge Train. A trip back in time on this highly scenic train
is an essential element to a Durango vacation.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Schedule
The train is in operation year-round, however
during the winter months the train does not travel the entire way to
Silverton, rather to Cascade Canyon and back. During the spring, summer,
and fall months, when the train runs all the way to Silverton, you
will have plenty of time in Silverton to grab lunch and explore this
quaint mining town. The town of Silverton has been designated a National
Pet-Friendly Hotels in Durango
What to Wear in Durango, CO
Durango is a very pet-friendly
town. Some lodging companies in Durango offer pet friendly units.
Though winter and summer both offer comfortable
weather in Durango, it does get chilly in both seasons. Wear
suitable clothing to keep you warm and comfortable as you travel
through the rugged San Juan Mountains. The difference in temperature
from 6,000 feet to 10,000 feet can be amazingly different. It's
a good idea to dress in layers, and bring a rain jacket or waterproof
layer. Wear comfortable shoes and socks, and in the winter a
heavy jacket and warm clothing should be worn.
Time to Visit Durango
Durango's peak seasons occur from
January to March and June to early September as well as during
the holidays. During the off-peak seasons, you can usually find better
rates on lodging and occasionally two-for-one deals at local restaurants.
April provides great deals on lodging, skiing and dining. June through
September offers peak conditions for summer recreation. Most summer
events and activities kick off on Memorial Day Weekend and run strong
until the end of September. Durango tends to have Indian Summers,
and the weather remains an average of 70 degrees during the day through
Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde Country is located just
35 miles west of Durango and is the archaeological center of America.
Mesa Verde Country is home to Mesa
Verde National Park , the Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Hovenweep
National Monument , the Anasazi Heritage Center ,
and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. The Puebloan people lived in Mesa
Verde National Park From approximately A.D.
1 to 1300. A truly amazing place, Mesa Verde National Park is
a Unesco World Heritage site.
Mesa Verde National Park Information and Tours
Mesa Verde National
Park is open year-round and visitors may walk, drive, or take a bus
tour to experience thousands of archaeological sites, interpretive
loops, and scenic pullouts. Allow for a full day to explore Mesa Verde
Country, and consider including a half-day tour of Mesa Verde National
Road Conditions and Driving While in Durango
Durango Transportation Options
Durango is situated along the majestic San Juan Skyway. If you plan to
take a trip along this route or hike one of the many backcountry
trails along the way, it's a wise idea to check the road conditions
and weather forecast before you do. View
information on Durango travel and road conditions.
View information on local shutle operators for the Durango La Plata and Farmington, New Mexico airports. Read about Durango airport transportation.
Events in Durango
An endless supply of events in
Durango will keep the whole family entertained.
From art and music festivals, rodeos, and live performances to outdoor
adventure races, Durango hosts an amazing list of year-round events.
Wear SPF 15+ Sunscreen
Durango hosts 300+ days of sunshine per year which makes
for plenty of fun in the sun. But whether you visit in the summer,
winter, or any season, don't forget to wear your sunscreen.
Wildlife in Durango, Colorado
Although they may look soft and
cute and cuddly, the wildlife you will encounter while exploring the
National Forests and wilderness areas of Southwest Colorado are wild
animals. Do not feed them. Feeding them will make them dependent upon
humans for food and damage their natural habitat.
Durango, CO is also a sanctuary for herds
of deer and elk, which can often be found strolling through neighborhoods,
grazing on golf courses, and walking along side the road. Although these
animals can be seen all day long, they are most likely to be more prevalent
at dawn and dusk. It's imperative that you take extra precaution while
driving during these times. Where there is one crossing the road, there
are likely to be more.
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