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visiting durango


Durango, Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine, annually!  Tucked away in the southwest corner of Colorado, in the Four Corners region, in the San Juan mountain range.  The summer daytime temps in the 70's/80's, nighttime lows in the 50’s.  And winter daytime temps in the high 30’s, nighttime lows in the 20’s.

It's a small ski town of approximately 18,000 people.  We are a close community of sustainable farms, ranches, and enterprises, including Fort Lewis College.

The surrounding area includes the Weminuche Wilderness Area - 490,000 acres, elevation 8,000 – 14,000 feet and many peaks over 13,000 feet with three towers in the Needles surpassing 14,000 feet.  Close by are Mesa Verde National Park, Four Corners Monument, Chimney Rock National Monument, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, the Anasazi Heritage Museum, Hovenweep, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park - all within a short drive.

Our office is in the heart Downtown Durango, on the ground floor of the Holiday Inn Express

hotel.  I encourage you to stay at this hotel for your session.  This gorgeous hotel is brand new and situated on the banks of the Animas River (ask for a river view room).  Then you can just walk downstairs to my office!

And all of downtown Durango is within walking distance.  While you are here, check out the boutiques, restaurants, tourist and gift shops, lounges and other businesses.  Main Avenue is visited by thousands of tourists each week, making it one of the most popular shopping and relaxing tourist destination in the Four Corners region.

Other lodging could be Durango's two oldest hotels (in business since the 1880's), The General Palmer and The Strater Hotel, are both at the South end of Main Avenue, also walking distane from AwareCare, Durango.  Or another great river side hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.

It is recommended to fly directly into Durango (airport code: DRO).  Flights connect through Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please be aware that both Uber and Lyft are not very readily available at our airport.  I do recommend staying at a hotel with a free airport shuttle.  Please check with your hotel to see if you need reservations for their shuttle.


​Or, if you'd like to get out of town and enjoy the country, I recommend the Apple Orchard Inn.

Durango is a beautiful, relaxed, friendly mountain town, welcoming you year round!

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