Now's the time to take in the changing fall colors around Durango! Leaves have started to turn, especially in the higher elevations and conditions are expected to peak over the next two weekends. Click here to see a current color report, courtesy of the Forest Service, and plan a getaway now in order to catch these golden leaves while you can.

For more leaf-peeping tips, check out our best places to see the fall colors, or this Insider's Guide to the Million Dollar Highway-- one of the best spots to take in fall foliage!

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The Cowboy Poetry Gathering Takes Over Durango!

During the first weekend of October, cowboys will take over Durango for the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, a celebration of the rich culture & heritage of the American cowboy. Performing poetry and music in historic downtown Durango, these cowboys will keep the whole family entertained! Don't miss the live day & evening performances, as well as special events such as a chuckwagon breakfast and the Cowboy Parade-- one of the largest motorless parades in the country.
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Grab Your Stein and Get Ready for Oktoberfest

Enjoy food, live entertainment, and, most importantly, beer at Durango's annual Oktoberfest celebration! Held at Purgatory Resort on October 7thOktoberfest will feature local food vendors, live music, and all six of Durango's craft breweries. Plus, avoid the drive and stay at Purgatory with a specially-discounted lodging rate of $59.00. Nothing says fall like a festival, and this one can't be beat! Enjoy a frosty stein of beer in the most beautiful place in Colorado at Oktoberfest Durango.
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Save on Your Fall Trip to Durango!

Visit our Travel Deals page now for the latest fall deals from Durango's local businesses. 
 

See the Fall Colors Through a Different Lens

Durango offers dozens of ways to take in the fall colors, including unique experiences such as the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's Fall Photographer's Special. Photograph the train, surrounded by the golden leaves of the San Juan National Forest on this unforgettable journey!
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Start planning your Durango vacation today with our free travel planner! And for even more trip ideas, download our tour app.

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