Events on this Day

 Tuesday, June 4th
Mornings at El Moro: Networking & Learning Series
8:00am / El Moro Tavern
Join us for Mornings at El Moro - the Chamber's morning networking & learning series. Hosted by El Moro on the first Tuesday of every month.   Connect with peers, showcase your best elevator pitch, and participate in a 25-minute learning session presented by a different community leader, business, or organization each month. Enjoy complimentary coffee by 81301. Start your day off right with a delicious El Moro breakfast burrito - only $12 (pre-order required).   May Topic: Cybersecurity Essentials - Safeguarding Yourself Online   Join us for a session dedicated to Internet security and protecting your data online. Learn about essential strategies for safeguarding your digital presence, navigating the online landscape safely, and hear about current scams that threaten our community.    Jordan Groetken has a BS in Information Systems and Cybersecurity from Grand Canyon University have been in Durango for eight years. Jordan has worked for the City of Durango as the Security Analyst for the last four years.
Durango & Silverton Summer Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2 hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We've been in continuous operation running trains on this 45-mile branch of the original Denver & Rio Grande Railway since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since those historic days. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.   More About This Excursion  Departing from the Durango Depot, this unforgettable trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton.   There will be up to two steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/4/24-10/26/24 and 9:45 AM 8/30/24-10/12/24.   Diesel Excursions run 5/21/24-10/12/24. The Silverton Diesel Train departs at 8:15AM daily.   On all of these train excursions, you will experience the iconic Horseshoe Curve, High Bridge and all of the Animas River Gorge including all of the spectacular views from the High Line. These trains include a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Click here to see the concession menu.   Skyway Tour (bus/train or train/bus) service options are available for the 2024 Silverton summer season excursions.   There will be two bus departures available daily beginning May 21, 2024 running through October 12, 2024.   The first deluxe motor coach departs Durango at 9:30am and arrives at Silverton at 11:00am. It then departs from Silverton at 2:45pm and arrives in Durango at 4:15pm.   The second deluxe motor coach departs from Durango at 10:15am and arrives in Silverton at 11:45am. It departs from Silverton at 2:45pm and arrives in Durango at 4:15pm.   The bus service is available 7 days a week May 21 through October 12th. (no bus service on May 25)
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Cascade Canyon Express steam excursions depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:45am and the excursion will last 5.25 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 3:00pm. The Cascade Canyon Express does not travel to Silverton. It does follow the same route but travels to Cascade Canyon, which is about a halfway point between Durango and Silverton. If you would like to travel to Silverton, please see our Silverton Train information to book one of those excursions.   Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. All trains have a concession car with a variety of light snacks available for purchase.
Duality - A Solo Exhibition by Artist Tad Smith
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
The Duality Exhibition will communicate the relationship, interconnections and perceptions of oneself. Exploring the seen and unseen. This exhibit observes Duality through a range of media, materials, technology and techniques. An interactive experience and opportunity to establish a shared identity and sense of belonging among diverse groups.    Exhibit goes until June 29th.   Join Us! Gallery event is free to the public!
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Twin Buttes Tuesday
5:30pm / Twin Buttes MTB Trailhead Parking Lot
A weekly Tuesday night mountain bike ride at Twin Buttes for those looking to blow off some steam after work. Intermediate & up skill levels are welcome to join the riding & friendly chatter to follow in the main trailhead parking lot. As always, weather permitting.
Author Event & Book Signing with Karl Ford 'The Colorado Trail in Crisis'
6:00pm / Maria's Bookshop
The Colorado Trail in Crisis addresses the sweeping transformation of western forests and wilderness ecosystems affected by climate change. This book is equal parts trail journal and synthesis of natural and human history. Karl Ford uses research on climate impacts to forests, wildlife, hydrology, and more to stress the urgent need for an action plan to reduce greenhouse gases and save forests and watersheds.
Valkyrie Team Building
6:00pm / Union Social House
Find athletes to round out your team for the Valkyrie Multisport Relay, returning to Durango September 14. Do you need a swimmer? Are you a runner looking for a team? Do you just want to learn more and come together to compete in party games? Teams who register on June 4 will get 10% discount.    Sign up your team before July 1 and $200 will go to Durango Trails or Adaptive Sports! Go to for more details about the race, the course, links to donation pages and team forming message boards.
Live Music: Nina Sasaki & Dan Carlson
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come chill out on the Lola's Place patio and enjoy live music from Nina and Dan! This local duo covers a variety of musical genre's from the past 50 years. Featured songs by artists from Frank Sinatra to Fleetwood Mac, Winehouse and anything in between!
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