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While some bucket lists might include adrenaline-pumping experiences, or one-of-a-kind cultural encounters, here in Durango we have our own form of a bucket list: the Cocktail Bucket List! Taste a drink named after the sister of boxing legend Jack Dempsey at Durango Craft Spirits, or find your way "beyond the bookcase" for an author-inspired concoction at The Bookcase and Barber, Durango's only speakeasy. No matter your poison, there's a delicious concoction waiting to be crossed off on Durango's Cocktail Bucket List.
Durango Means "Water Town," and We Live Up to Our Name!
Durango is derived from the Basque word "Urango," which means "water town," and we can't think of a better description of our beautiful mountain paradise. Where else do you have an entire festival centered around celebrating the river, complete with a Boat Parade? With the Animas River running right through town, as well as numerous nearby lakes and streams, you could fill your entire stay with water activities. Plus, after years of waiting, Durango's newest lake, Lake Nighthorse, is finally open! Discover our Best Ways to Enjoy Lake Nighthorse, which is conveniently located less than three miles from downtown Durango, and come experience our water town for yourself!
Kick Off Summer with the Durango & Silverton Train
Here in Durango, we learn to mark the turning of seasons by the schedule of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. And as the train prepares to make its first trip of the season to Silverton, that can only mean one thing: summer is nearly here! Summer trains to Silverton begin running daily on May 5th, and don't miss the official kick-off event, Narrow Gauge Day, on May 4th, featuring lunch and live music at the train depot. Say hello to summer the Durango way!
Celebrate the best food & wine in Durango at the 12th annual Durango Wine Experience. Beginning on May 3rd, the Wine Experience features educational seminars, the Walk-About Durango on Friday night, and the Grand Tasting on Saturday, May 5th. Enjoy historic downtown Durango while pairing the best beverages from around the world with delicious food from top local chefs. Get your tickets today and taste the best of the best at the Durango Wine Experience.