Every Season Is Fun Season in Durango
Think of Fall in Colorado and you’ll think of golden aspen trees and leaf peeping in the mountains. Long drives, horseback, and hikes and the Fall Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Train are the best way to witness what the paint-by-number fall of southwest Colorado. The Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train is perfect this time of year. You can bundle up a bit and enjoy the mountain air, see abundant wildlife and take in Silverton during less crowded times. They also host the Pumpkin Patch Express which will give you a first hand seat to Charlie Brown and all that is the Great Pumpkin experience. No tricks. All treat!! And then there’s beer. The Train even has a Brew Train and Durango boasts lots of craft beer houses and restaurants. It’s a beer drinkers heaven and there is nothing like Octoberfest fun for an excuse to drink some suds.
Durango hosts its own version of the famous German festival, offering traditional Deutsch-style food and local craft beer. The Bavarian event offers plenty of fun for all the family, with the Brewers Brat Eating Contest being a people’s favorite.
The Durango Cowboy Gathering in October is hosted at our own Henry Strater Theatre and is an iconic old west event that brings This is an exciting event that brings poets and musicians from all over the country to perform classic and contemporary poems and songs. The gathering is designed to perpetuate the traditions of working ranch people in the West.
Expert Leaf Peepers take a road trip!! Take a drive out to Vallecito Lake or tour the San Juan Skyway to really experience the beauty of SW Colorado in the fall! The San Juan Skyway is one of Colorado’s scenic byways and offers breathtaking views around every bend. The entire loop is 236 miles so be prepared for a full day or possibly part of the loop (like the Million Dollar Highway section).
There’s always Mesa Verde in the fall too when it’s nice and cool and a bit less crowded. So fun for the whole family or just for you to reflect on your own amongst the spirits of the ancient ones. Fall is a fantastic time to visit our corner of the country — talk to us about more ideas when you call to book your Strater guestroom!