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Situated high in the Animas River Valley at over 6,500 feet in elevation, Durango is southwest Colorado's largest city.

Durango is home to Fort Lewis College. The town is an outdoor adventurers paradise with hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, boating and countless other pursuits in the nearby San Juan Mountain Range of the Rocky Mountains and the San Juan National Forest.

Mesa Verde National Park is within easy driving distance.

Durango, Colorado
Animas River running through Durango | See more photos!
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Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Durango ranks high in air quality, population growth and age of population. Durango ranks low in proximity to nearest large city and home energy use.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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