Before the snow flies, hit the trails! The weather in Durango generally stays mild and dry through most of October, and trails are quieter, making it the perfect time to get out and hike, bike, or explore. If bad weather does hit, no fear! Just head inside to one of Durango's six craft breweries, two distilleries, or one winery. Discover Durango's Six Best Trail and Ale Pairings here, and get ready for an October adventure-- both indoors and out!
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The Peanuts™ Gang returns to Durango for the Peanuts™ Great Pumpkin Patch Express! Put on your Halloween best and ride the train to the Great Pumpkin Patch, where Snoopy and Charlie Brown wait to greet every child! Featuring fun activities, trick or treating, and a straw bale maze to the pumpkin patch, where each child can choose their own pumpkin, this is the perfect family-friendly way to spend a fall day. Reserve your seats now!
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Durango offers the perfect places to enjoy October's crisp days and chilly nights. When the temperatures start to drop, cozy up in a historic hotel in the heart of downtown Durango, a rustic cabin in the woods, a unique, locally-owned mom & pop spot, or a modern vacation rental with all of the amenities. Whether you're looking for a cozy, romantic couple's getaway or a place for the whole family to spread out, Durango has it all. Relax and rejuvenate this fall, while enjoying the best of Southwest Colorado!
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With over 10 galleries in a five block radius, Durango boasts a lively and unique art scene. Visit galleries full of fine Native American and Southwest art, award-winning jewelry, contemporary landscapes, fine photography, and progressive art. With so many different options, Durango's art scene offers something new for everyone to discover! Stop by the Welcome Center at 802 Main Avenue, or click here, for a gallery map.
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The second annual Animas Valley Balloon Rally fills Durango's skies this month! Hot air balloons will mass ascend in the Animas Valley north of Durango the mornings of Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd, with tethered hot air balloon rides offered for $10 both mornings. And don't miss the nighttime balloon glows! Pilots will light up their balloons on the ground in downtown Durango on Friday, October 20th, and in the Animas Valley on Saturday, October 21st, at this family-favorite event.
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It won't be long before the white stuff starts falling, so start planning your winter adventure now! Located just a half hour north of Durango, Purgatory Resort offers great skiing and snowboarding, without the crowds! Plus, Durango has a wealth of other winter activities, including cat skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, fat biking, and more. Dust off those skis and start planning a winter getaway now!
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Thanks @cookie_fleck for showing off some of Durango's beautiful golden aspen in September. Fall might be fleeting, but plan your trip now to experience winter in Durango. Plus, follow us on Facebook and Instagramfor even more trip inspiration!
 
 
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