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  • Durango

    Located in southwestern Colorado, Durango features numerous lodging and entertainment opportunities that feature something for the even the most discerning tastes.

    • Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad

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    Durango offers a variety of outdoor activities and sightseeing opportunities. Check out southwestern Colorado’s cosmopolitan side when you experience all of the comforts and attractions that downtown Durango has to offer. Immerse yourself in our town’s vibrant heritage on a walking tour through historic downtown, and savor a gourmet meal at one of the area’s many cafés or restaurants.

    The town is situated a short drive from Four Corners Monument – the spot where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet. The surrounding landscape of Durango is diverse and often dramatic, spanning from the red sandstone bluffs of the Animas River Valley to the jagged peaks of the San Juan Mountains, a few of which rise to elevations over 14,000 feet. To the west lie arid desert lands, and to the north of Durango lies the southern border of the vast 2 million acre San Juan National Forest.

    Perhaps the most famous attraction in Durango is the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This experience allows you to travel by coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive along the same tracks which miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West travelled over a century ago. Departing from Durango station, the train hugs the Animas River, which commences high in the San Juan Mountains and ends at the San Juan River in New Mexico, during its 45 mile journey to Silverton. One of the last free-flowing rivers in western USA, the train crosses the Animas River on five occasions allowing for fabulous photography.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Even if you're not a skier, take a gondola ride to the top of Beaver Creek Mountain at any time of year. The views will take your breath away.

    • Top Tip 2

      Take the Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, but just do it one way (and take the motorcoach back the other way). The train journey takes around four hours and the coach journey back is just over an hour.

    • Top Tip 3

      Another one for train buffs is the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad which travels between Antonito in southern Colorado and Chama in northern New Mexico.

    • Top Tip 4

      Visit the Four Corners, where you can have a foot and hand in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona - all at the same time.

    • Top Tip 5

      If you're in western Colorado make sure you visit Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Monument. It’s a hidden gem and well worth a visit.

    • Top Tip 6

      Looking for somewhere to have lunch in Denver? Check out Marlowe's Restaurant; it’s a deservedly popular spot with the locals for both lunch and dinner.

    • Top Tip 7

      Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, just 15 miles west of Denver, is a world famous outdoor venue, with excellent hiking and biking trails as well as the only naturally-occurring, acoustically-perfect amphitheatre in the world.

    • Top Tip 8

      Visit Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, voted one of the ten best places for solitude in the US. Include the 23-mile scenic Rim Rock Drive in your itinerary. If you're going to hike in the area, be aware that midges can be a nuisance from mid May to mid July, so take some repellent. Click here to view a live webcam from the Colorado National Monument's Visitor Centre

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  • Silverton Ghost Town Jeep Tour

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    • Silverton Ghost Town Jeep Tour

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    Explore Colorado’s most preserved mining sites. Immerse yourself in the history of the American west and feel a sense of astonishment as you picture the men and women who forged their life and existence chasing their dreams in this imposing environment. Tour into the Tundra high above Silverton, a world away from the stresses of modern life with waterfalls, mountain wildlife, beautiful vistas and Colorado’s famous wildflowers. A great trip for the whole family and kids are extra entertained with our Mild to Wild scavenger hunt. Find the items on the checklist and get some fool’s gold!

    Duration: 8 Hours

     

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    From £150 per adult and £115 per child (aged 12 and below)

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