The Weekender // January 6th - January 8th
Welcome to the weekend, Durango! As temperatures continue to drop and we are all hoping for more snow to blanket our little mountain town, you may be thinking that now is the time to escape indoors. However, if you are an adventure seeker and all you want to do is go play in the several feet of snow we have recently received, then be sure to get a couple turns in at Purgatory Resort this weekend! All in all, we have a list of the best events happening around town this weekend that include both indoor and outdoor activities! As always, be sure to like us on Facebook and Instagram and use our hashtag, #dodurango, to be featured on our page. We want to see what the perfect weekend in Durango, Colorado looks like to YOU.
Take an excursion… The Cascade Canyon Winter Train @ The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
ALL MONTH LONG
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Bring the hot cocoa… Alpine Bank Full Moon Howler @ Durango Nordic Center
FRIDAY FROM 6PM - 9PM
One way to beat the darkness of this time of year is to get outside and enjoy it! While experiencing the alpine glow of the Twilight Peaks and the rise of the full moon, strap on your snowshoes and join SJMA staff for an 60-90 minute interpretive walk. Afterwards, take in the beauty of the moonlit landscape and mingle with like-minded folks while warming by the bonfire and sipping a nice hot beverage (hot cocoa and mulled wine will be provided by the Nordic Center).
Something out of the ordinary… San Juan Circus Student Showcase @ Durango Sports Club
SATURDAY AT 5PM
Come join us for our very first student showcase! Tickets are donation-based at the door and support non-profit circus organizations in Colorado. Featuring special performances from professional circus artists in the area.
For more local events, check out these calendars: