With more than 16,000 residents, Durango is the largest town in southwest Colorado. It’s also certainly one of the happiest. Locals are fond of saying that those who choose to live in Durango do so not for fame and fortune, but for the superb quality of life.
Durango is situated a short drive from “Four Corners” – the spot where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet. The surrounding landscape of Durango is diverse and often dramatic, spanning from red sandstone bluffs of the Animas River Valley to jagged peaks of the San Juan Mountains, a few of which rise to elevations over 14,000 feet. To the west lie arid desert lands, and to the south of Durango lies the southern border of the vast 2 million acre San Juan National Forest.
Durango is Colorado’s year-round playground! In the spring and summer, hike through fields of Colorado wildflowers, mountain bike endless miles of Colorado bike trails and raft the waters of the Animas River.
Feed your adventurous side on a Jeep or dogsled tour of the rugged San Juan Mountains. Ski the locals’ favorite terrain at Durango Mountain Resort, home to some of the most spectacular views you’ll see from any ski resort in Colorado.
Durango offers an endless variety of year-round activities and world-class experiences for the entire family. Check out all of Durango’s local favorites and world-class attractions or call us to find out more!
Visit any of Durango’s art galleries, museums, and cultural centers and enjoy Durango’s vibrant art scene. (change anchor text link) From local artisans to fine performing arts, from public murals and sculptures to intricate Western jewelry,get inspired by Durango’s rich arts and culture scene. Be sure to check out the Durango special events calendar for a colorful mix of Colorado art events.
Durango hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. You’ll discover great food, wine and art festivals, plus events celebrating biking, rafting, snowfall and all things unique to Durango! Check out Durango’s special events calendar for current listings – and please feel free to contact us to get the latest information.
Durango sits at 6,512 feet above sea level. The lovely Durango climate is quite mild and moderate, with typical summer daytime highs in the 70s-80s, and nighttime lows in the 50s. Come prepared with light layers in summer, warm layers in winter. Check out current Durango weather conditions to help you plan your packing.
We can’t wait to help you enjoy Durango! Plan your trip today!