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.
By Adam Roy
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