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11 Best Ways to Spend Vacation in Durango, Colorado

Vinam Pachkhede Sep 24, 2019
The downtown area, various scenic parks, cliff dwellings and other tourist attractions of Durango, Colorado evidently reflect its historical and cultural side. Wander around the town to experience it yourself.

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Ride through the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a vintage steam locomotive running through San Juan Mountains.

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Go skiing at the Purgatory Resort, located amidst the San Juan mountains with jaw-dropping scenic beauty and excellent skiing opportunities.
Stroll around the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings, the residence of the Pueblo people. You can also sight ruins of a palace.

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Explore the Colorado Trail either by bike, horseback, or hike. It is blessed with a lot of creeks, peaks, lakes and a diverse ecosystem.
Visit the Chimney Rock National Monument, an ancestral site of Pueblo people, located at the San Juan National Forest.

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Traverse through Durango’s wilderness at the Animas River Trail and Old Lime Creek Road by a bike.

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Grab excellent rafting opportunities at the Animas River and San Juan National Park.

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Feed the fishes at the Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Every summer around 1.3 million fishes are raised and then released into Colorado’s water bodies.
Roam around Durango’s Historic Downtown and enter the Victorian era at the various age old restaurants.
Have the Chuck-wagon Dinner at the Bar D Ranch and enter the world of cowboys. Enjoy the comedy shows and musical performances.
Take a dip into the steamy water at the Pinkerton Hot Springs. The water here is claimed to have medicinal properties.