Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2002 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-4242
Fax: (970) 385-4713
St. Columba Catholic Church goes back in time to 1881, when the initial structure of the church first began. After a lot of struggle, the parish itself was formed 35 years later. Even today, the stone structure of the building still maintains its olden day charm and grandeur. The parishioners here are very involved in the community and have regular drives to help uplift the poor and needy.
In La Plata County, the City of Durango is situated in the Animas River Valley with the San Juan Mountains all around it. The city is quite well known for its skiing activities and water sports. Several mountain lodges make good weekend getaways for the entire family.
The city's Fort Lewis College goes back in history to 1911. It was at this time that the fort was actually put to use for educational purposes. The present-day college is spread over 247 acres of land and offers gorgeous views of the Animas River Valley. On site, the college campus includes two apartment buildings, 14 academic buildings, facilities such as a Softball Complex, a gymnasium, and an off-road bicycling race course.
Fort Lewis College offers its students several facilities. For athletics, besides the pool, fields and various courts, the college also has the Whalen Gymnasium. The college's volleyball and basketball teams use the Gymnasium for their games.
Come be part of one of Durango's earliest churches at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The history of St. Marks goes back to 1880 and the parish has continued to grow over the years. The church is very involved with the people of the community and organizes several events such as music and arts events, plays etc. The church promotes Adult Education and holds regular classes for the needy.
Come by the First United Methodist Church for some alone time and to experience some peace and quiet. The church has worship services, Sunday school for children and other activities to promote spirituality among kids. The church welcomes new people and has various people available for guidance. Check the website for more details.
The 45 mile Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in existence since 1881. It was then used as an important mode of transport between the silver and gold mining ores in the San Juan mountains and the town of Durango. Today, the heritage railroad is an important transport line from the point of view of tourism and serves as an easy yet adventurous travel route to Silverton winding across the breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. The steam-powered locomotive which were then used by miners, are functional even today. A journey on one of these would take you through an adventure which is marked by spectacular views across the dense forest. Call or visit their website for group reservations.
Three Springs is one of Durango's gorgeous neighborhoods. The entire area is spread over more than 600 acres (243 hectares) of land. Unlike other areas, Three Springs comprises five different neighborhoods. It has several recreational facilities and a lot of eco-friendly practices. The area is experiencing a growing population with several new residences still springing up.