Last Minute Summit Notes

We will be excited to visit with Best Horse Practices Summit attendees as they travel from near and far to join us at this inaugural conference!

Having fun at the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

A few important notes:

It’s mid-fall in southwestern Colorado. That means temperatures may be in the 60’s, but will likely dip into the 20’s-30’s. Bring layers and be prepared for chilly mornings and evenings. Our extended forecast is calling for some scattered thunderstorms, but mostly sunny with highs in the 60’s during the day.

Don’t forget: we’re in the mountains. Events are at about 6,800 feet. If you’re coming from sea level, try to take it easy for the first day, to give your body a chance to adjust. Some folks do fine. Others feel a bit tired and/or nauseous.

In town early?

Check out the Saturday morning Chuck Wagon Breakfast followed by the best motor-less parade ever, the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering parade.

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There’s also a roping competition going on just outside of town.

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Scratching your head on dining options?

We love:

Cyprus Café

Mediterranean fare, on 2nd Avenue

Nini’s Taquiera

Great burritos and yummy southwestern chowder, on Main

Ore House 

Steaks and whiskeys (a tad pricey), on College Drive

Chimayos Stone Fired Kitchen

Pizza and bistro food, on Main

Carver Brewing Company

Delicious craft beers and local produce, on Main

Steaming Bean & Durango Coffee Company

Who doesn’t need good coffee? Both are on Main

There will be a horse-y display at another Durango favorite on Main: Maria’s Bookshop. Stop in to browse the local selections.

Wherever you go, please let them know you’re here for the Best Horse Practices Summit!

4 comments


  • Coming from Houston, I’m wondering if there’s enough oxygen to sustain life at 6,800 feet. Looking forward to it!

    October 03, 2017
  • Meredith Page

    If you’re in town on Parade Day, join the Cowboy Sweethearts and walk up Main Avenue in your favorite western outfit. Meet at the corner of Main and 5th, just
    across from the train depot, about 9:30 am. This is such
    fun – all you have to do is smile !
    Sorry Gentlemen, Ladies only
    more info: Meredith Page at email above

    September 29, 2017
  • Jacky Davies

    Thanks for the information, and for all that’s going on. It will be a great and worthwhile few days I am sure.

    September 28, 2017
  • Julie Kenney

    Thanks for putting this info together….I was just wondering what the temps would be like and what to pack for clothing. See you in about a week!!

    September 28, 2017

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