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Hanging Out in Durango
Think of Durango as a one-stop shop for family adventure. Founded in 1881 as a railroad depot to serve nearby mining camps, Durango is a hotspot for rafters, rock climbers, skiers, and more, ensconced in a mountain valley miles from the nearest interstate. The Animas River cuts right through town — rafting its moderate rapids is as easy as pulling off the road and putting in — and the Durango and Silverton Railroad preserves a bit of Durango’s locomotive history with regular trips between the two ski towns. And when the kids have turned in for the night, the town’s four craft breweries await.
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