Durango’s setting and rich history make it a quintessential Colorado vacation destination with an endless variety of activities and attractions. Below is a sample of just some of the activities you can enjoy in Durango. You can also learn more about activities by season: year round, spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Durango has a mild climate, which means that you can enjoy great Colorado skiing at Durango Mountain Resort one day and world-class mountain biking the next! Take a trip back in time on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, explore the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, shop historic downtown Durango, and get inspired by Durango’s vibrant art scene and uniquely Colorado events. Learn about more Durango spring activities.
Enjoy authentic old west entertainment with a chuckwagon dinner under the stars, explore the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, or catch a concert at one of Durango’s music venues. Summertime in Durango is also the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy an amazing array of outdoor activities including Colorado whitewater rafting on the Animas River, horseback riding near Vallecito Lake, and sightseeing along southwest Colorado’s scenic byways! Learn more about more Durango summer activities.
Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit Durango! Shop historic downtown Durango, fly fish the gold medal waters of the Animas River, and take a spectacular fall foliage road trip along the scenic San Juan Skyway. Learn more about more Durango fall activities.
Durango and the surrounding San Juan Mountains are the ideal destination for a Colorado winter vacation. Durango offers skiing and snowboarding at Durango Mountain Resort, as well as hundreds of miles of groomed trails for Colorado favorites like snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and dogsledding. The historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad also offers trips through spectacular canyons of the San Juan National Forest to Cascade Canyon throughout the winter, as well as special winter train trips for photographers! Find out more about Durango winter activities!