Durango Colorado Travel Guide

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango is located is southwestern Colorado, at an elevation of 6,512 feet. A popular tourist destination for skiing, mountain biking, river rafting, kayaking and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Located just 36 miles to the west is Mesa Verde National Park.

The old downtown area of Durango is not to be missed. Sure, there's the typical overdevelopment and gentrification that seems endemic to most western mountain towns, but the architecture and history are genuine. Check out the gorgeous Strater Hotel, hang out in one of the victorian bars or lounges. You expect to see Butch Cassidy or Elzy Lay hanging out, with narrowed eyes and six shooters at their sides.

The railroad is also fabulous. Take a train ride. Go and visit the roundhouse museum, and enjoy the locomotives and private coaches on display. Durango owes its existence to this legendary 3 food gauge rail line, so pay your respects.

Durango is also a funky and inspiring place that has attracted the artistically inclined. Check out the gallerys, and catch up on the local music scene. Go and enjoy a show or something at one of the many local spots for live music and the arts.

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