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Durango Area - Community Overview

Durango is often found to epitomize many of the ideals that people associate with living in ‘paradise’: high quality of living, tight-knit community, and healthy environment. So many of Durango’s current residents are here because they vacationed in Durango and decided they couldn’t bear to leave! Thankfully, our ‘paradise’ is not just a dream. We take great pride in assisting many people in making Durango their home.

Durango is home to professional athletes, skilled artists, musicians, scholars, and outdoor enthusiasts. The area hosts a range from snow-bird retirees and vacationers to full-year residents including young families, and folks that have been here for generations. What brings, and holds people here? World class cycling events, thousands of acres of pristine wilderness, gourmet dining, white powder slopes ranging from beginner to extreme thrill, exhilarating white water rapids, river trails and hiking and backpacking trails abound.

Our county and area recreational offerings are nearly limitless; millions of acres of National Forest land and trails, clear blue skies over lakes and streams, trails to hike, bike and ride an assortment of hobbies ranging from the four-hoofed to the four-wheeled. Icy mountain lakes with fishing for young, and young at heart, at Vallecito, Navajo, Lemon and along the Animas River.

Durango Area Resource Links

City of Durango | Durango Area Tourism Office | La Plata County Economic Development Alliance | La Plata County Government | Gateway Reservations | Fort Lewis College | Durango Herald | Durango Chamber of Commerce | Durango Downtown | Durango School district 9-R

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