Durango Lifestyle: Live Well

Enjoy everything Durango has to offer

A road- and mountain-biking mecca, Durango has for 40 years staged the 50-mile Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Dozens of other races have followed. The area also boasts more than 1,000 miles of rugged single-track right outside of town, as well as endless ribbons of paved highways that wind through the hills, valleys, and flats of Southwest Colorado.

Stay in Style

Both built before the 20th Century, Durango’s elegant Strater and General Palmer hotels epitomize the Victorian elegance of the Old West. Hipper, perhaps, are the boutique Nobody’s Inn and the magnificently restored Leland House & Rochester Hotel. For more of a resort feel, go to the Durango Mountain Resort. Visit durango.org for all hotel information.

Get Some Grub

Durango purports to have more restaurants per capita than San Francisco. The most authentic is the Bar D Chuckwagon, an old-timey outdoor cowboy experience that includes a barbecue supper, music and comedy. The Strater’s Mahogany Grill, Seasons Rotisserie and the Sow’s Ear all take a more conventional approach towards fine dining. Durango’s five brewpubs include Ska, Carver, Steamworks, BREW Pub and the Durango Brewing Company. New blood at Dalton Ranch has invigorated the club’s Swing Restaurant. Visit durango.org for all restaurant listings.

Wade a Minute

Durango derives from a Basque word meaning “water town,” because the Animas River flows right through it. These are gold medal fly-fishing waters, but local guides like San Juan Anglers will point you to the more secluded Pine, Dolores and Florida Rivers, as well as remote creeks, lakes and streams teeming with fish.

Calling It Home

Set against the majestic San Juans on nearly 1,000 acres and surrounded by another 3 million of National Forest, Glacier Club offers some of the best residential opportunities in the region— if not the country. From square footage to acreage to pricing, the club offers an extraordinary range of options that has recently expanded. Expect to see new real estate products that provide families a broader range of price points, without departing from the club’s high building standards.

In addition to expanding its popular line of townhomes, Glacier Club will introduce the innovative Golf Villa that features four master suites, catering to couples or friends on a golf junket. The new lineup will also include a condominium facility that meets the needs of owners who prefer shorter lengths of stay and lock and leave convenience.

For more information: 970-382-7800; theglacierclub.com


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