Southwest Colorado tourism rising from the ashes

Southwest Colorado tourism rising from the ashes

This year’s water could revive industry hurt by last year’s drought, fires
A Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours raft goes through a rapid on the Animas River on Tuesday at the Durango Whitewater Park. As of mid-May, Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours was up 30% in booked rafting tours out of Durango, said Mild to Wild Manager Kolben Preble.

Southwest Colorado tourism rising from the ashes

A Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours raft goes through a rapid on the Animas River on Tuesday at the Durango Whitewater Park. As of mid-May, Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours was up 30% in booked rafting tours out of Durango, said Mild to Wild Manager Kolben Preble.

Southwest Colorado tourism rising from the ashes

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad locomotive 482 leaves the Durango depot pulling the first train of the season to Silverton on the morning of May 4. Christian Robbins, spokesman with the D&SNG, said bookings and data analysis for the Silverton season, which runs from May until October, projects ridership will exceed 150,000.

Southwest Colorado tourism rising from the ashes

A Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours raft goes through a rapid on the Animas River on Tuesday at the Durango Whitewater Park.
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