6 Reasons You Should Visit Durango In The Spring

Blue Lake Ranch has 6 reasons you should visit Durango during the spring. There is no doubt that spring is a wonderful season in Colorado. Spring break is the perfect time to enjoy the overlapping of two beautiful Colorado seasons, especially in Durango. This time of year, the beauty and excitement of winter is still very much alive in the mountains, while signs of spring are starting to blossom before our eyes. Here are some of the best activities Colorado has to offer. Check out these 5 reasons you should visit Durango in the spring.

    1. Weather

This time of the year, the weather in Colorado is awesome! Cold winter temperatures are giving way to warmer spring days. With high temperatures typically between 50 and 60 degrees, spring is perfect in Durango. Even today as we write this post, temperatures are forecasted to be in the low 60’s and full of sunshine!

    1. Spring Slope Side

Spring is a great time to spend on the slopes in Colorado. Mountain snow conditions have been epic this year. The nearby Hesperus Ski Area, just 7 minutes from Blue Lake Ranch, and Purgatory Resort have even extended their ski/snowboarding/tubing season because conditions are so good. What a way to celebrate spring and enjoy a Colorado scenic trail!

    1. Durango Blue Grass Meltdown

The 25th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown on April 12, 13, and 14th, 2019 is a fun way to kiss the winter blues goodbye. This annual event draws people from all over the country and features nationally recognized musicians as well as local up and coming bands. The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is a “must” when visiting the town of Durango.

    1. Durango Adventure Awaits

Spring in Durango means skiing one day and hiking the next. The hikes and bike rides in the area are incredible. Hikers can easily find themselves taking in the beauty of the San Juan Mountains on the thousands of hiking trails available. Bikers: there are over 2,000 miles of Durango bike trails. What a great way to get revved up again for some favorite outdoor activities. Durango is the perfect place for anyone from families to extreme outdoor enthusiasts!

    1. Easter at Blue Lake Ranch

It’s Easter! Guests at Blue Lake Ranch will be invited to our Ranch’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, where both children and can adults participate in the hunt and enjoy a stay at Blue Lake Ranch. One of the special prizes this year is a complimentary future stay at Blue Lake Ranch. The Easter Egg Hunt will be after breakfast on Sunday, April 21st, 2019. Please join us for some fun!

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering 26 mile spring train ride excursions to Cascade Canyon this spring. The train leaves at 9:45 am and returns at 2:45 pm, making this a unique, and memorable trip for the whole family. On Saturday April 20th there will be a special Hops and Hops Easter Train Excursion to Cascade Canyon. Each child will receive their very own Easter Basket, and the children will be greeted by the Easter Bunny at Cascade Canyon.

    1. The Town of Durango

Durango is home to unique boutiques, art galleries, specialty stores, outdoor markets and natural product shops. For the shopper, visiting Downtown Durango is an experience not to be missed. Downtown Durango is also a nationally registered historic district, so history lovers rejoice. Experience a part of the Old West when settlers came to the area in search of gold, silver and copper. Satisfy your taste buds with delicious food from a number of excellent restaurants in town. Experience local food ranging from meat and cheese to fresh produce from local farms. Even your pet can enjoy the excellent ambiance found at Durango eateries. And since Colorado loves breweries, Durango is sure to quench your thirst with some of the best breweries in the area.