One of my absolute favorite places to visit is Durango, Colorado. It is this gorgeous little town nestled the Animas River Valley and surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. In high school I was living in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Durango was a short four-hour drive away. My girlfriend and I would take off for the day and go shopping and enjoy lunch in Durango. There's a great ski resort there. The slopes, the lodge and the ski village are all wonderful! If you ever get the chance you should definitely visit. My family and I visited a few years back and we had a wonderful time. My eldest daughter fell in love with the place and has been bugging us to move there ever since.
Here are a few of our local favorites:
- Gazpachos Restaurant
I highly recommend the Posole and Carne Adovada. The stuffed sopapillas are pretty spectacular too!
- Shopping in downtown Durango
Downtown Durango is a Nationally Registered Historic District that's been around since 1881.
And, of course, no vacation is complete for us with out some fabulous outdoor adventure. Besides the wonderful skiing, Durango offers many outdoor adventures:
- Rock Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Rafting (a favorite of ours)
Check out our guide in the back left of the photo (right behind me). Doesn't he look like Matthew McConaughey?