SOURCE: Durango Area Tourism Office

Durango Area Tourism Office

June 21, 2012 12:57 ET

Vote Durango for Outside Magazine's "Best River Town in America"

Enter for a Chance to Win Your Adventure Trip

DURANGO, CO--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) - Durango has been selected by Outside, America's leading active-lifestyle publication, as a finalist in its search to determine the best Outside town in America. Vote for the Colorado mountain town on Facebook: and have a chance to win your own five-day adventure. Vote, submit photos, video and comment; it may appear in the Outside magazine and on Outside Television.

This year, for its 35th anniversary issue in October, Outside teamed up with the environmental non-profit American Rivers and contest sponsor Good N Natural. They have identified the top 10 river towns in the U.S. and are calling on the public to help select the best one from a pool of ten finalists in the Best Town Ever Facebook app.

Durango's plethora of outdoor adventures feature high mountain rivers and lakes for kayaking, fishing, boating, walking and bike paths, and riverfront parks. Combined with a positive environmental story, this small Colorado mountain town is a water playground.

"Durango means 'water town' in Basque. There are numerous mountain streams, creeks and wild rivers. The Animas River that runs through town is a veritable water playground, with a paved 7-mile Animas River Trail on the bank, outdoor riverside dining, Gold Medal fishing waters and first source water for our award-winning microbrews," says Durango Mayor Doug Lyon. "The Animas River is at the heart of our community. From thrill-seeking athletes to afternoon strollers, you will find inspiration and adventure on 'El Rio de las Animas Perdidas,' roughly translated, 'The River of Lost Souls.'"

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About Outside
Outside is America's leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer's Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.

About Good N Natural®
Good N Natural® bars were founded by Sarah Walker and Ann Scales in Sun Valley, Idaho. Sarah and Ann are now its brand ambassadors. Good N Natural® bars are part of the NBTY family of wellness brands.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Anne Klein
    Durango Area Tourism Office
    Phone: (970) 749-0991