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Old 12-14-2006, 01:28 AM
 
Location: IE CA.
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I am definitely curious about Mancos and Hesperus. I dont have any info on the 2 particularly Mancos, I think it is more high desert looking, or am I totally mistaken? I love the high desert with the mountains close by. I was actually thinking a place about 2500 ft up called Bend in Oregon but it is getting so populated and rich I couldnt do it. I just wouldnt fit and wouldnt like it. It is such a beautiful mix though.
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:38 AM
 
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Default Some Pictures Around Durango

Here are some pictures around Durango, mostly north of Durango.


http://www.weatherfriend.com/travel/colorado/durango/million2.jpg (broken link)

http://www.weatherfriend.com/travel/colorado/traincliff2.jpg (broken link)

http://www.weatherfriend.com/travel/colorado/durango.jpg (broken link)

http://www.weatherfriend.com/travel/colorado/2003/sanjuansky.jpg (broken link)

http://www.equitrekking.com/new/images/wvg_witsend_big.jpg (broken link)
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:48 AM
 
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Wow! this is unbelievably beautiful ... that 1 pic of mountains look like what you would expect in Utah or Sedona. What lake is the last pic of ... is this all very north of Durango? Is it a toward a certain town? I love the wild flowers! <3
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:54 AM
 
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Wow! this is unbelievably beautiful ... that 1 pic of mountains look like what you would expect in Utah or Sedona. What lake is the last pic of ... is this all very north of Durango? Is it a toward a certain town? I love the wild flowers! <3

I think most are up near the Durango Ski Resort and up toward Silverton and the lake is Lake Vallecito near Durango. It is very beautiful up there but also as you climb north of Durango, it gets more snow.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:57 AM
 
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Was I right about Mancos terrain?
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:06 AM
 
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Was I right about Mancos terrain?
Mancos is still in the mountains but right after Mancos as you go toward Cortez, you are right, it is high desert. Cortez is a high desert town.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:18 AM
 
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La Platas above the West Mancos valley floor:



Durango City Pictures:
http://perinspeek.frontier.net/picture.jpg (broken link)


http://www.fortlewis.edu/shared/content_objects/master_plan/existing_conditions/user-804_general_information_and_history/campus%20in%20the%20sky,%20sitting%20atop%20hisotr ic%20downtown%20durnago%20800w.jpg (broken link)


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Old 12-14-2006, 06:01 AM
 
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I live in Farmington, New Mexico and we have a nice airport that isnt small but not large either. It is the Four Corners Regional. Farmington is about 1 hour from Durango. Durango LaPlata is a nice small airport, clean and efficient but would be more limited on flights yet they do have non stop flights into there. Hey, I just checked Travelocity for a round trip from Los Angeles LAX flight to Durango and compared prices to Albuquerque, to Farmington and to Durango and I am surprised! Durango won! Here is what I got: I had for my destination to Farmington, NM so try that and to Albuquerque and to Durango as your destinations to see if the prices change.
I was looking at flights to and from Farmington, and it looks like you have to make connections to other airlines to come back east (Midland, Austin, etc.)....any airlines besides Mesa/Frontier that fly out of Farmington?

Thanks for the beautiful photos....but I am shocked. That is not the Durango I knew 20 years ago. I love the country/mountains, but from what I have been reading on this thread, it has changed ENORMOUSLY. I will probably schedule a few days of skiing at DMR if I have time on my trip to Farmington after the first of the year.
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:59 AM
 
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Farmington has flights to Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Moab on Great Lakes, Mesa, and US Airways, respectively. That is the drawback of the area, that the nearest major airports (Albuquerque and Colorado Springs) are 4.5 and 5.5 hours away, respectively, so fares will likely be higher and you will have fewer flights and limited air service.
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:47 PM
 
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How small are the planes from towns like Farmington, Durango etc.? And does the airports and rental cars?

Thank you so much!
SW
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