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Detour: Alpine Loop

Why not spend the night in Silverton and take a day to explore the beauties of the Alpine Loop.  The 65-mile back country by-way will convince you that the Rocky Mountains earn their name.  It will also convince you that … Continue reading

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San Juan Skyway

The San Juan Skyway, home of the Million Dollar Highway, has been wowing visitors to this area for decades.  Taking in some of the most spectactular mountain scenery in the world with a white-knuckle drive and interesting stops on the … Continue reading

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Silverton

Nowhere will you find a more authentic Western mining town than Silverton.  With only 500+ year-round inhabitants, it has been described as “a gritty little mining town with Victorian pretensions.”  Opened to mining in 1874 as a result of a … Continue reading

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Mountain Hikes

The drive from Durango Mountain Resort to Silverton is beautiful and it would be a shame not to stop along the way to visit the mountains, up-close and personal. There are several good hikes along the way which would appeal … Continue reading

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Purgatory Mountain and Durango Mountain Resort

The drive up the Animas River Valley is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Red cliffs rise on either side of the road while the river meanders its way between them. During fall, golden aspen line the … Continue reading

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Durango Rocks All Year Round

“Wait a minute,” you say. “You promised us a beautiful mountain drive and we’re still in Durango.” Yes, I know. But it’s so hard to tear yourself away from Durango when there’s so much to see and do here. Did … Continue reading

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Durango – A Railroad Town

Durango’s best known attraction was also its raison d’être. The Denver & Rio Grande Railway arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and immediately began construction of a narrow gauge line to connect with the mining town of Silverton. It … Continue reading

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