SOURCE: Durango Area Tourism Office

Durango Area Tourism Office

May 16, 2012 15:22 ET

What's New for Your Summer Mountain Vacation in Durango, Colorado

Historic Southwestern Mountain Destination Offers Music, Adventure, Microbrews and More

DURANGO, CO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2012) - Nestled in the mountains in the Four Corners Region, Durango promises a Colorado mountain vacation with natural beauty, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, superb dining, galleries, zip lines, microbreweries, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, biking and other outdoor adventures.

What's New for Summer 2012?
USA Pro Cycling Challenge chooses Durango as Overall Start: It All starts Here!
The race returns to Colorado from August 20-26, 2012 and Durango is the Overall Start on Monday, August 20. USA Pro Cycling Challenge features the best professional cyclists competing on a challenging course through some of America's most beautiful scenery.

Durango Welcome Center
802 Main Avenue
Everything you need to know about the Durango area! The Durango Area Tourism Office, Fort Lewis College and City of Durango open the Welcome Center in the heart of Downtown Durango.

Dinosaur Train
June 15, 16, 17
Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train™ comes to life with Buddy, the curious T. rex! Adventure-filled train ride based on the hit PBS Kids Television series, includes music, stories, fossil dig, and Adventure Area.

Salute to America
July 4, 2012
Starting with a breakfast and 5K and ending with a Parade at 6PM, a street dance on Main Ave. and fireworks.

Cocktails & Creations
858 Main Ave,
Creativity and camaraderie. A step-by-step painting class while enjoying wine (for inspiration).

Foremost western teacher of Buddhism speaks in Durango
Awakening the Buddha Within
Community Concert Hall, August 4
Lama Surya Das, known as the "Western Lama," will speak and lead a retreat.

Live Music and Theatre
Music in the Mountains
July 8 - 29
Over 30 concerts and events performed in venues set in spectacular mountain settings.

Music in the Courtyard Garden
Rochester Hotel
A free, live summer concert series on Wednesday nights during the summer season.

Durango Arts Center Community Theater: Beehive, the '60s Musical
802 East 2nd Avenue
Beehive, the '60s Musical, features classic songs deeply influenced by social and political mores of the 1960s.

Durango Melodrama at Henry Strater Theatre: Two Orphans
699 Main Avenue
Two orphan girls make their way to Paris; one gets arrested, the other falls in love -- will they ever see each other again?

On the Water
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is one of the newest and fastest growing ways to enjoy Durango's waterways!

Ropes & Raft
Learn to rock climb and then experience Durango from the popular Lower Animas River on a half-day rafting trip.

More Summer Fun...
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has regular service to the historic mining town of Silverton. 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; our galleries and art museums unveil the beauty of western and contemporary art. Visit

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