Nestled in the southwest part of the state of Colorado, along the banks of the Animas River, the town of Durango was founded upon mining and railroads. In this episode, Ron Stern explores the past and present industries that help put this town on the map.
From Hollywood celebrities to western writers, Durango has drawn them all for its natural outdoor beauty and its rustic old town charm. Writers such as Louis L’amoour have stayed here and movies such as City Slickers and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have been filmed nearby. If outdoor adventure is your passion, Ron will show you how you can fly along the treetops at one of the highest and longest zip-line tours in the United States.
This is also one small town with a big appetite and an incredible variety of food and drink. In fact, there are more restaurants per capita here than the City of San Francisco including no less than four brew pubs. In Durango you can enjoy a Cajun crab boil, French cuisine and even enjoy some home-made natural soda pop. Come on down as Ron shares his secrets of Durango.