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Durango, CO, USA
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Hanging Out in Durango Durango Colorado United States
Celebrating Snowdown in Durango Durango Colorado United States
Hanging Out in Durango Durango Colorado United States
Celebrating Snowdown in Durango Durango Colorado United States

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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Celebrating Snowdown in Durango

Founded in 1979 with the aim of relieving residents’ midwinter blues, Snowdown has evolved into a massive themed winter carnival that draws hundreds of people to Durango to dress up in costumes, drink profusely, watch a parade, and take part in slightly bonkers activities, including a beard-growing contest, a winter triathlon combining skiing, snowshoeing, and tubing, and a polar plunge in a pool of beer. 2014’s theme is Safari So Good, so you can safely expect to see a fair number of lions, zebras, giraffes, and pith-helmeted explorers roaming the streets this year.