About Durango, Colorado

Established in 1881, Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. A National Historic District, downtown Durango overflows with historic hotels, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques.

The rugged San Juan National Forest and San Juan Mountains offers hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, plus fishing and boating on the Animas River, Lake Nighthorse, Haviland Lake, and more.

North of Durango, Purgatory Resort features 105 trails, five terrain parks, and 1,605 skiable acres.

Board the historic 1880’s Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGR) for breathtaking views and old-world atmosphere, or visit archaeological wonders and ancient cliff dwellings at nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Mesa Verde National Park.

Come explore Durango, Colorado and everything that our region has to offer!