Durango, Colorado has so many exciting events, activities, and attractions to experience; it's hard to know where to start! In order to get the most out of your Durango vacation, check out these year-round local favorites!
Take a trip through time aboard our historic coal-fired, steam-engine train as you explore the breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Experience the sights and sounds of a different era as you wind your way through the Durango countryside, to the Silverton Mining town, a historic national landmark.
Explore the spectacular ancient cliff dwellings of the ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site provides a look into everyday life of the Pueblos, where you’ll find some of the best preserved archeological sites in the United States.
Called "the living room of the Durango community", Durango's historic downtown district is a central part of the city's heritage and charm. A sensory treat awaits you as you stroll past vintage shops, restaurants and cafes on Durango's Main Avenue.
Savor the sweeping “postcard” views of Durango, and the surrounding valleys and mountains when you visit Fort Lewis College. Founded in 1911, Fort Lewis College sits on a former 19th century military base at an elevation of 6,872 ft above sea level. This four-year, Liberal Arts College has helped Durango become one of the top 40 college towns in America, as voted by Outside Magazine.
Plan a camping trip to beautiful Vallecito Lake, one of the largest lakes in Colorado. Sheltered in a secluded valley at 8,000 ft. above sea level, and only 18 miles outside Durango, Vallecito Lake is the perfect base to explore the mountain paradise that is the American Southwest!
Featuring 300 days of sunshine a year, Durango Mountain Resort offers an assortment of outdoor activities and adventures that are suitable for the whole family. Ski Magazine recently named Durango Mountain Resort one of “7 Great Mountains to Ski with Your Kids”
Durango, Colorado; where Old West history meets modern mountain adventure.
To learn more about the adventures that awaits you, contact the Durango Area Tourism Office today!