Durango, Colorado made True West magazine’s Top 10 True Western Towns of 2013 and what better way to experience this frontier town than during our annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering!
HOW TO GET HERE
Durango, Colorado is located at the junction of two major US Highways, 550 running north-south and 160 running east-west. If you are driving we are approximately 6.5 hours from Denver, CO, 3.5 hours from Albuquerque, NM and 3 hours from Moab, UT.
If you are flying, The Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) is just 19 miles from downtown and offers over a dozen flights daily from Denver, CO and Phoenix, AZ. Some folks also choose to fly into Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and enjoy the 3.5 hour drive to Durango!
MAP OF DOWNTOWN DURANGO, COLORADO AND EVENT VENUES
WHERE TO STAY
The historic Strater Hotel has been the home of the Cowboy Gathering for over 23 years and one of our most important sponsors.
Stay right where the action is!
Durango boasts a wide variety of lodging options for travelers. We encourage you to seek lodging at one of our other sponsor hotels. Keep your eyes and ears peeled – you might just be staying next door to one of our performers!
Innkeepers who graciously house scheduled performers during their stay in Durango:
Abbey Inn - Ted Hermesmann III
Alpine Inn - Ted Hermesmann III
Best Western Durango Inn - Amy Brunvand
Best Western Rio Grande Inn - Richard Maez
Comfort inn - Patty Reavis
Day's End - tom Probst
Doubletree Hotel - Peter Marshall
Durango Lodge - Jeff and Judi Miller
General Palmer Hotel - Paula Nelson
Hampton Inn - Chris Vivolo
Durango Downtown Inn - Kurt Berridge
Marriott Residence Inn - David Smyth
Quality Inn - Roger Medina
Ramada Inn - Ted Hermesmann III
Rochester Hotel - Kirk Komick
Strater Hotel - Rod Barker
Super 8 - Mary Froehlich
Travelodge - Ted Hermesmann III
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