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Durango

Durango is paradise unleashed. The historic mining town offers the perfect combination of easy access to adventures by river, by bike and by ski, super-cool locals, a fun nightlife scene powered by the local college kids, and plenty of great eateries, drinking holes, boutiques and more.

The biggest tourist attraction here is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. After your trip, spend an afternoon cruising the historic downtown area with its Victorian-era saloons, gift shops, tree-lined streets and sleepy bungalows.

Just minutes outside of town, you'll find a miles-upon-miles of truly outstanding singletrack mountain biking, hikes to the top of spiraling peaks, skiing at homegrown ski areas including Hesperus and Purgatory, and adventures on the wild Animas River. Given its proximity to tons of natural attractions, this is a great place to set up operations with day trips out to nearby attractions like Mesa Verde.

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