Durango (city, United States)
Durango (dŏŏrăng´gō), city (1990 pop. 12,430), seat of La Plata co., SW Colo., on the Animas River; inc. 1881. In a mountainous region at an elevation of c.6,500 ft (1,980 m), it produces computer software and has farming, mining, lumbering, and increasing tourism and recreation, especially skiing, rafting and kayaking, and fishing. Durango is the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the headquarters for the San Juan National Forest. Fort Lewis College is in the city, and Ute reservations are nearby.
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