SOURCE: Durango Area Tourism Office

Durango Area Tourism Office

February 29, 2012 10:52 ET

Springtime in Durango, Colorado Unveils a New Restaurant, Art Gallery, Tourism Interests and Adventure

Southwestern Mountain Vacation Destination Offers Plenty of New Attractions

DURANGO, CO--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) - Mother Nature interrupted our thoughts of spring when she blanketed Durango's mountains with fresh, fluffy powder. While we enjoy bright bluebird skies and prime spring skiing conditions, the seasons will soon change and the warm sunshine will coax winter to surrender to springtime in the Rockies. www.durango.org

Tug of Weather: Durango's version of Groundhog Day
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 4:30 pm
In an attempt to forecast whether spring is on the way or if Durango is in for an additional six weeks of winter, Durango will host the 2nd Annual Tug-of-Weather. The "battle of the seasons" pits winter sports enthusiasts (i.e., ski bums) against the boys and girls of summer (i.e., river rats) in an official "tug-of-war."

Brix Stone Fired Kitchen
Brix is a casual fine dining restaurant that will offer small plates, artisanal pizzas, fire-roasted meats and seafood prepared in 700+ degree stone hearth ovens. Owners are Michael and Birgitte Lutfy, former Executive Chefs for Michael Andretti's Indycar racing team. Contact 970-946-8036.

Southwest Tourism Summit: The Source
April 5 & 6, 2012
Inaugural Southwest Tourism Summit is a resource to learn from the best minds in the travel industry. Through presentations and workshops, participants will learn the trends, factors and forecasts of the tourism markets. Presentation by Al White, Director of the Colorado Tourism Office. Contact cwhitley@durangotrain.com

New Durango Welcome Center
802 Main Avenue
Opening on Memorial Day, the Downtown Welcome Center will offer everything they need to know about the Durango area. The partnership among the Durango Area Tourism Office, Fort Lewis College and the City of Durango was created as "THE" place to discover all that Durango has to offer.

Squeaky Wheel
125 East 10th Street
A dedicated bicycle art gallery featuring work from local and national artists including vintage pieces, sculptures, paintings, furniture, photography, mixed media and writings. 970-385-4737, http://www.squeakywheeldurango.com/

Zip Line, Skywalk and more
Full Blast Adventure Center adds 5 new adrenaline pumping zip lines and 2 skywalks. Skywalks are suspension bridges with an additional back up cable overhead that you connect to your harness so there is no chance of falling. 970-759-9880, http://ziplinedurangoco.com/

Put some spring in your step...
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad resumes regular service to the historic mining town of Silverton during the Narrow Gauge Days. Relax in the natural mineral waters at Trimble Hot Springs. The Durango Discovery Museum and Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum will inspire and inform. Visit www.durango.org for information on springtime festivals and events.

Durango Area Tourism Office
The Durango Area Tourism Office is a not-for-profit organization operating with the mission to promote Durango and La Plata County's multitude of tourism attractions, events and services. Visit www.durango.org or call 800-463-8726. Free iPhone app at itunes.apple.com/us/app/visit-durango/id435713617?mt=8.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Anne Klein
    Durango Area Tourism Office
    Phone: (970) 749-0991
    E-Mail: anne@durango.org