Some thoughts on Durango, Colorado

Some thoughts on Durango, Colorado

Durango, located in the southwest corner of Colorado,  is home to about 17,000 people.

It’s 134 years old this year, having been founded in 1881 as a railroad town. It was named Durango after the town in Durango, Mexico. And as a matter of fact, Durango in Mexico has been designated as a “sister city” of Durango, as has the “granddaddy of them all,” Durango, Spain – after which the Mexican city was named. (Durango, Spain has been in existence since the 1100s.)

The Coloradan city is situated beside the San Juan Mountains. One of Durango’s many claims to fame is that it has dozens of local restaurants – per capita it has more restaurants than San Francisco! – and they are pretty diverse.

So, what else is there to see in Durango Colorado, and what is there to do and eat in the city.

I went along with Ron on his trip to Durango, which he covered in his article Durango, A Small Colorado Town With Big Eats.

Looking for things to do in Durango Colorado? Well, it’s not called the “City of Brewerly Love” for nothing. There are four brew pubs in the city – go ahead and check them all out.

Still looking for things to do in Durango Colorado. Well, Durango is also known as The Hollywood of the Rockies – a lot of movies have had scenes filmed in this area, from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to City Slickers.

Here’s a contest – plan a visit to Durango and see if you can identify the locations were various scenes were filmed.

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