SOURCE: Durango Area Tourism Office

Durango Area Tourism Office

March 20, 2014 09:00 ET

What's Sprouting This Spring in Durango, Colorado

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

DURANGO, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2014) - Whether you're after outdoor exploration in our breathtaking mountains and superb dining at a variety of local restaurants and craft breweries or cultural experiences at historic sites like Mesa Verde National Park, Durango has it all. With over a dozen vacations in one destination, Durango's new attractions provide even more reasons to enjoy Southwestern Colorado.

Eats, Sights, Sounds, Adventures... What's New for Spring 2014?

Eats...

Adobe House Farms - an urban farm tour
Just a few blocks from the beautiful Animas River Trail, Adobe House Farms boasts a diverse array of vegetables and a luscious strawberry patch. Visitors to the farm can enjoy its bounty at multiple local restaurants.

Sights...

Mesa Verde National Park
On May 24 and 25, the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center will host the 12th annual Indian Arts and Cultural Festival. In late April, the Balcony House, the most adventurous cliff dwelling tour, opens to visitors. For a guided park tour with shuttle service from Durango, contact Mild to Wild Rafting.

Sounds...

The 20th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
Regional and local bands take the stage at various local venues. Come dance with bands like Blue Highway, Town Mountain, The Earl Brothers and Dave Richey & the Ruined Nation Boys. www.durangomeltdown.com

The Durango Blues Train
Traveling on the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, passengers will dance their way between six different cars hosting six different bands and musicians. May 30 & 31, and August 22 & 23.

Adventures...

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic:
Watch or take part as cyclists from near and far race the train to Silverton. In its 42nd year the Iron Horse has become a western cycling classic and the perfect Memorial Day getaway.

Animas River Days
In its 32nd year, Animas River Days is a weekend of river contests for locals and visitors at one of the state's premier whitewater festivals. The event kicks off Thursday, June 5th and races take place on June 7-8.

More Spring Fun...
Relax in the natural mineral waters at Trimble Hot Springs. Visit the Durango Discovery Museum and Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum. Shop and dine along our Historic Main Avenue. Visit www.durango.org for information on all our summer festivals and events.

About the 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. 1-800-GO DURANGO, www.durango.org
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