Durango Living

My Kind of Ski Town

Durango CO Is For Snow Lovers
Posted by Gayle R. Webster on February 01, 2023 in  Skiing
Ski Season is in full swing in SW CO, and it has been a really good (170" so far) snow year.We are winding our way through tight sidewalks with snow shoveled to our waists, and that is how we like it. For us this means not only fantastic skiing right now, but full rivers come spring, and a lower fire danger come summer. I grew up in New England, we used to drive 4 hours to ski twice a year on a sheet of ice with pelting snow/rain (and we loved every minute of it). My parents gave all six of their kids this gift, a... read more

Top 5 Winter Activities in Durango

Posted by inactive Payton Randle on December 14, 2022 in  uncategorized
Skiing and Snowboarding at Purgatory  Purgatory Mountain Resort, just 25 minutes north of Durango, offers countless acres of skiable terrain with 105 trails and 12 lifts you can utilize while skiing or snowboarding. The resort welcomes all ski levels with trails marked differentiating the skill levels. Near the base of the mountain there is a plethora of shops, restaurants and rentals for your enjoyment. Whether you are a local or just visiting, skiing or snowboarding at Purgatory is a must! For more informa... read more

Love or Hate Colorado’s HOAS, but Know the Upsides

Written by: April Bates
Posted by inactive Payton Randle on August 23, 2022 in  uncategorized
When I say that Colorado is an HOA state, I mean it! Over 60% of Colorado homeowners are part of an HOA. In La Plata County alone, there are over 275 HOAs, that includes PUDs and Condo Associations.    Why do Coloradoans love our HOAs so much?    1.  Property Value - The HOA provides CC&R’s, also known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. These are a set of rules that all homeowners must adhere to. For example, no mobile homes allowed. (Yeah, I said it! Sorry!) Why would an ... read more

Top 5 Summer Hikes in Durango

Posted by inactive Payton Randle on June 23, 2022 in  uncategorized
Summer is finally here which means we have a plethora of outdoor activities at our disposal and the summer months are a perfect time to explore the mountains while hiking the scenic trails of Durango. I have put together a list of some of the best hikes in the Durango area so whether you are a local or just visiting, be sure to plan a hike and share your pictures with us on social media!  Smelter Mountain Trail  Are you wanting to hike but you have afternoon plans? Then this is the perfect hike for you!... read more

A Brief History of Durango

Posted by Inactive Shanna Shepherd on May 02, 2022 in  uncategorized
Long before Durango was founded, the area was inhabited by Ancestral Puebloans. They enjoyed the rich soil and wildlife resources, making their homes in rock shelters. The culture disappeared in the 1300s. For centuries, the history of the area was unknown until the Ute Tribe came into the area to hunt and fish, using the abandoned cities as shelter.  Fast forwarding to the 1800’s, Durango was known mainly for its wealth of fish and game in the area. But in 1860, a prospector discovered flakes of gold i... read more