Durango offers Summertime Fun!

Durango is fortunate that its summer activities, travel and tourism businesses have not been affected by wildfires. It’s business as usual in the scenic Colorado mountain town. Durango offers cooler temperatures and plenty of water activities for a refreshing Colorado mountain vacation. Enjoy attractions like Mesa Verde National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Durango Mountain Resort, as well as superb dining, galleries, zip lines, microbreweries, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, biking and other outdoor adventures. Take advantage of the uniquely-Durango summer events including Music in the Mountains, USA Pro Challenge Overall Start, Dante’s Summer Concert Series and more. Start planning your trip at:

www.durango.org or call 1-800-525-8855.

Coolest Temps in the Southwest with temperatures in parts of the country ranging from 100 – 116 degrees, Durango offers a reprieve from the heat. This morning there was a refreshing rain at Durango Mountain Resort (DMR) that gave way to blue bird skies. Temperatures at DMR are forecasted to be in the mid-70s for the next week.

Colorado is home to 23 million acres of public lands, including 10 national parks and monuments, 41 state parks and 334 state wildlife areas. The active fires represent less than 1 percent of the state’s public lands and most of the state’s destinations and attractions are open for business. The Colorado Tourism Office has announced an online travel resource for tourism-related fire updates at www.colorado.com/articles/colorado-wildfire-updates-travelers .

Durango is located in the breathtaking San Juan Mountain range of Southwest Colorado in the Four Corners Region. It’s a scenic and easy 3-hour drive from Albuquerque, 7.5 hours from Phoenix and 9 hours from Las Vegas. Over a dozen flights daily into the Durango-La Plata County Airport: US Air direct from Phoenix, American Airlines from Dallas-Ft Worth, and United Airlines and Frontier Airlines direct from Denver. Beat the summer heat – and head for Durango for a great vacation.