May 26, 2006
DURANGO, CO - (News Release) - Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is the complete Rocky Mountain summer getaway offering unmatched scenery, world class mountain biking trails and thrills for all ages. With summer package deals starting as low as $59 per person/ per night, Purgatory is the perfect family vacation destination. The surrounding area is home to endless outdoor opportunities for fun and learning, and the resort acts as the perfect hub for a summer vacation that's both entertaining and easy on the wallet.
Purgatory offers lodging packages with area activities that don't break the bank, but will break your kid's habit of playing video games. The Mountain Bike Durango package combines resort activities including with some of the best mountain biking in the country. For only $69 per person, per night, the package includes two mountain bike rentals, a guided ride, lodging and resort Total Adventure Tickets for village activities.
Another popular package, ideal for families, is the 100,000 Tons of Steel. Take a trip into the past on the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The train travels on the same tracks that miners and cowboys rode over a century ago, making its way to Silverton, Colorado. Train buffs and wilderness enthusiasts will love this unique ride and with the 100,000 Tons of Steel it's only $189 for a family of four including Total Adventure Tickets and lodging. Package is based on two adults and two children under the age of 12.
Purgatory and the town of Durango will keep the entire family entertained for days. Historic Main Street is lined with boutiques, local restaurants and stores with a western flare. The world renowned Animas River runs through town attracting fly fishing anglers, white-water rafters and kayakers from around the country. Just outside of town is Mesa Verde National Park, a World Cultural Heritage Site, where visitors can walk through dwellings occupied by the Anasazi, a people who lived in the area for 700 years before mysteriously disappearing in the 1300s.
Purgatory's summer season kicks off on June 16 and runs through September 3 with daily activities including Alpine Slide, Climbing Wall, Scenic Chairlift rides, Bungee Trampoline and more. Seasonal events include live concerts, adventure races and the San Juan Brewfest on the final day of the season. Explore southwestern Colorado and enjoy a family-friendly vacation for a fraction of the cost of most mountain resorts. Packages are based on double occupancy and some restrictions apply. Call 800-982-6102 for information on all resort packages and to make reservations for a summer getaway.