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Thanksgiving Dinner in Durango

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Every day offers up a reason to be thankful, but Thanksgiving Day is time set aside on the calendar to really reflect on gratitude in good company. Being surrounded by family and friends on this holiday is always something to look forward to but when you take your Thanksgiving on the road and head to Durango, Colorado, there’s even more to enjoy in November. From the scenic terrain and dynamic landscapes to the in-town fun and flavor that awaits, Durango has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re here for a few days or looking forward to an extended holiday stay, there are many reasons to spend Thanksgiving in Durango. We’ll make sure you’ll have an amazing Thanksgiving dinner in Durango to look forward to.  

Thanksgiving Dinner in Durango

Durango is a destination that calls to outdoor adventurers all year long but if you happen to be in town over Thanksgiving, and you love to run, you won’t want to miss out on the fresh air fun that comes with participating in the annual Turkey Trot. This is perhaps one of the city’s most highly anticipated and well-attended annual races that’s been gracing Durango for well over 25 years. The Thanksgiving time race is hosted and organized by the Animas Surgical Hospital and is designed as a family-friendly event with something for everyone to enjoy. There are options to participate in the 1-mile run or the 5-mile race depending on preference and how much of a challenge you’re up for. The race typically kicks off at Fort Lewis College located at 1000 Rim Drive and no matter what route you select, you’ll be effectively burning those calories before sitting down to enjoy a well-deserved holiday meal afterward! Making this event even more wonderful is the fact that all of the proceeds go to local charities, which is something organizers, athletes, and spectators can feel great about.  

Check Out the End-of-Season Durango Farmers Market

While the Durango Farmers Market isn’t an all-winter-long staple in the area, it does set up shop in town for a few special weeks in November specifically for those who are looking to do some pre-holiday shopping! The Durango Farmers Market can be found at the TBK Banking parking lot located at 259 W. 9th Street. The special Thanksgiving market showcases everything from meats and cheeses that will prove essential to your Thanksgiving spread alongside fresh locally grown vegetables and beyond. You can also shop for handcrafted goods from local artisans at the Durango Farmers Market in November which makes it simple to find those one-of-a-kind gifts family and friends will love during the holiday season. Here, you can count on everything being local by locals. 

Make Sure You Have an Amazing Thanksgiving Dinner to Look Forward to Savoring

For many travelers, it’s nearly impossible to visualize a Thanksgiving stay anywhere on the map without a mouthwatering holiday dinner included in the lineup of activities. The good news is that Durango is packed with sensational eateries to enjoy during your Thanksgiving getaway as well as catering companies that can help you put together an amazing spread for your holiday dinner enjoyed in your vacation rental as well. If your plans fall into the latter category of options, be sure to reserve your catering services through Farm to Fingers while you’re in town. This local company offers high-quality catering services over Thanksgiving with special menus in place to bring those traditional tastes and flavors right to your holiday table. They infuse handcrafted goods and locally grown farm produce into their menu of options alongside local cheeses and bread selections. Appetizer options like caprese skewers and artichoke dip are always popular options while the inclusion of burrata steak, falafel bites, and parmesan rice pilaf are sure to be palate-pleasing selections too. Don’t forget to top off your order with the sweets you deserve and with options like tiramisu, macarons, and pies on the menu, you really can’t go wrong.  

Walk the Animal River Trail This Winter

After you’ve had your fill of fantastic Thanksgiving fare, consider bundling up and enjoying a winter walk on the Animas River Trail. This inviting route spans 7 miles of terrain and takes you through town right along the river. While this trail is lush with greenery in the warm weather months, a Thanksgiving walk on the trail comes with its own sense of seasonal beauty to discover in the way of snow drifts along the riverbanks and sparkling icicles too. Take your time soaking up the winter scenery and enjoying the company of family and friends while drinking in the fresh air.  

Book Your Getaway to Durango Today

When you’re ready to enjoy a well-deserved time in Durango, Colorado, the team at Durango Colorado Vacations is ready and waiting to make sure you have amazing vacation rental accommodations to match. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our welcoming property options available including our Thanksgiving rentals that keep you close to the holiday fun you’re looking forward to most. Search our rentals by view here.

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