Durango is southwest Colorado's largest town, with a population of approximately 15,000, (45,000 in La Plata County). Those who live here choose to live here, and understand the meaning and importance of quality of life. Thus, the community reflects the energy, contrast, and diversity of the surrounding geography.
Durango is near the Four Corners junction with New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, and is perched at 6,512 feet, nestled between red sandstone bluffs in the vast Animas River Valley. To the north lie the peaks of the San Juan and Needles Mountains, which rise to an average elevation above 10,500 feet. To the west are arid desert lands, and to the south, lies the southern border of the two-million-acre San Juan National Forest, and stark canyon country. Its name comes from the Basque "urango" meaning "water town."
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