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Old 09-15-2006, 05:35 AM
 
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Durango-La Plata County Airport is about 12 miles from Durango. There is another airport, Four Corners Regional Airport, in Farmington, New Mexico about 50 miles away.

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Old 07-26-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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I am working with a group of motocycle enthusiasts who are hosting a motorcycle in Mancos at the Sugar Pine Ranch over Labor Day weekend. The ranch is 3 miles north of Mancos ( 30 miles west of Durango ) on hwy 184 the road to Dolores. See Sugar Pine Ranch Rally for more information.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:17 PM
 
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Having lived just seven miles out of Durango for the past four years I have come to love the area more each year. Yes it is a bit of a hassle to fly from here if you don't have a lot of money. So many people choose to drive the 3 plus hours to Albuquerque to save on the cost of flying.

Durango has a great airport and sometimes you can find bargains if you plan well in advance. On short notice it is well, expensive.

I believe that part of what makes Durango such a nice place to live is Fort Lewis College. A small town with a lots of bright young people is great because it doesn't seem so small minded. I don't mean to offend. There might be a better way to say that.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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I believe that part of what makes Durango such a nice place to live is Fort Lewis College. A small town with a lots of bright young people is great because it doesn't seem so small minded. I don't mean to offend. There might be a better way to say that.
I'd just call it having a bit more culture.
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Edgewood, NM
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Durango itself...flights are not too bad - from the East coast at under $400
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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These threads are Awesome! We are contiplateing a move soon and just reading the answers to the ?'s posted have me with a picture in my head! One more question tho?!?! how Treacherous are we talking? How much snow does Cortez see? We live just north of SLC now and we get snow but the mountains get the most of it, the part of the Valley we are in not so bad!
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You sure don't see many upbeat threads like this one anymore on the CO forum. What a difference a recession makes.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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^ lol, very true.

utahrx,

Why are you looking to leave SLC? I think SLC very pretty and love how it's within a hour to some awesome skiing. SLC seems to rank in the top 5 on best places to live, most business friendly, less stress, etc. Too bad 60%+ of the population is mormon, kinda weird for me. Plus, no casinos there kinda makes it hard for me to make a living!
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:57 PM
 
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I spent Labor Day weekend outside Durango (Vallecito) at the end of a 2-week vacation in Utah and Colorado in 2007. I didn't know that the annual national Harley-Davidson run is that weekend in Durango! Motorcycles *everywhere*.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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I spent Labor Day weekend outside Durango (Vallecito) at the end of a 2-week vacation in Utah and Colorado in 2007. I didn't know that the annual national Harley-Davidson run is that weekend in Durango! Motorcycles *everywhere*.
My wife & I spent Labor Day weekend 2009 at Vallecito & fell in love with it (motorcycles notwithstanding). It was tops on our list of retirement destinations but as I thought more about it, I began to realize it was too isolated for us in the wintertime. I'm not allowed to shovel snow & Vallecito gets it by the ton. The thought of the possibility of 9 months of winter made me change my mind as well. Sure do love it though, one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

We instead have settled on buying land near the DRO airport to build a home. It's close to the new hospital, down lower at 6600', and only minutes outside downtown Durango. Makes much more sense for us as we get older. Then we can drive up to Vallecito to picnic & hike anytime we want since we'll only be 30 minutes away.
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