For a truly unforgettable step back in time, ride our coal-fired, steam-powered narrow gauge train to the historic mining town of Silverton and back. Savor the 3 1/2 hour journey each way and spend 2 hours in Silverton for lunch and shopping and exploring. Call the train station at 877-872-4607 for information and tickets.
In 49 years, the Iron Horse has become one of the classic bicycle events in the West. In recent years, the participants have come from all over the country to ride the famed Iron Horse course. Each year, hundreds of riders will feel the thrill of descending into Silverton and looking to see if the train has arrived. Familiar faces will be there, as many people come back year after year to the "best race we have around." It's a bike race to beat the train to Silverton. The race starts at Durango's 6,500 feet elevation and climbs as high as 11,000 feet, sometimes being shortened due to snow. It's 50 miles, closed highways and an adventure. Come experience the Iron Horse, even if you're just in Silverton to see the finish!
Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969 . Open nightly from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Choose roast beef, chicken or flame broiled rib eye steak served with all the fixings by the Wranglers. There will be songs of the Old West, comedy and lively instrumentals by the Wranglers. There is a short line railroad, playground, hay ride, gold panning, a leather and blacksmith shop, and more. It's 9 miles north of Durango and reservations are required.
Spend a day enjoying some of the best beers in the world with other beer enthusiasts! This special ever popular, ever fun, BREW TRAIN event if for ages 21+ over! This event includes beer samples from various breweries in Colorado and New Mexico. Passengers will deboard for a catered lunch and enjoy the scenery of the Animas River and San Juan Mountains.
With 60 years of experience, the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club really knows how to put on a show. This year's event will feature kids' activities all weekend, a silent auction, raffle, mineral displays, and about 40 vendors selling everything from small, inexpensive fossils and minerals to jewelry tools and supplies to finished jewelry and artwork. One of the best and largest in southwest Colorado. Don't miss it! This event is held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
The 22st annual San Juan Brewfest will be held Saturday August 29, 2019 from 1 to 5 pm in Downtown Durango at Buckley Park. This adults only affair is a great way to celebrate summer. We come together at the Brewfest to celebrate beer, friends and have some fun, but we are also raising money for United Way of Southwest Colorado. There will be 51 breweries with over 100 beers to sample and food booths. There's even rewards and mocktails for designated drivers.
We come together at the Brewfest to celebrate beer, friends and have some fun, but we are also raising money for United Way of Southwest Colorado. There will be 51 breweries with over 100 beers to sample and food booths. There's even rewards and mocktails for designated drivers.
On Saturday there will be a cowboy chuck wagon breakfast from to 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before the motorless parade in downtown Durango at 10. The Poetry Gathering takes place in many locations all over Durango and La Plata County. There are poets, musicians, and cowboy humor from through out the country at the stage of the Henry Strater Theatre and new this year is a Cowboy Poetry Train. Watch a cowboy play, take a poetry horse trail ride, enjoy Western Art and artists receptions, daytime and evening music and poetry, epic tall tales, a youth show and lots more in this 4 day event. It's a Signature Durango Event. This is the 32st annual gathering.
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