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Durango for Christmas?

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Durango for Christmas?


Wondering if there are any recommendations for things to see & do, or places to eat during C'mas in Durango?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Durango for Christmas?

There are plenty of things to see and do in the Durango area. What kind of things do you like to do? Who is visiting, family, couple, solo? Budget?


There is a winter train, Mesa Verde Nat Park, skiing, sledding, hot springs etc. Most restaurants will be open except for on Christmas day (hotels should have restaurants open that day though).

Steamworks Brewpub, Gazpacho's, Ken and Sue's, Carver's, Ore House all places I've been (though it has been a few years)

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2. Re: Durango for Christmas?

We love Trimble hot springs:


And Carver's is an institution for us for breakfasts.

Besides skiing, we have also enjoyed incredible snowshoeing.

We also are facinated by Hovenweep NP:


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3. Re: Durango for Christmas?

We enjoy Serious Texas BBQ, too.

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4. Re: Durango for Christmas?

Thanks all :)

Are there neighborhoods to drive through for light viewing, or anything especially decorated for the holidays?

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