In the heart of the Animas Valley, surrounded by three mountain ranges, sits the historic old west town of Durango, Colorado. It boasts all the arts and culture, outdoor adventure, hot springs, and farm-to-table dining of a luxurious mountain resort town without all the frills and unavoidable high expenses.
Climb aboard the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a leisurely trip through the canyons of southwest Colorado’s San Juan National Forest, or visit one of the area's outdoor playgrounds and enjoy miles of world-class skiing, hiking, and mountain biking trails.
Check out southwestern Colorado’s cosmopolitan side when you experience all of the comforts and attractions that downtown Durango has to offer.
Immerse yourself in our town’s vibrant heritage on a walking tour through historic downtown, and savor a gourmet meal at one of the area’s many cafés or restaurants. Take in a show at a Durango theatre or music venue, or feed your creative side at one of Durango’s museums or art galleries.
Located in the Four Corners region, Durango is easily accessible from many directions and is the perfect home base for year-round Southwest exploration.
The Animas River literally runs right through the town providing easy access to white water rafting, kayaking, and gold medal status fly fishing conditions. There are several outfitters to choose from and some are just a quick walk from downtown. Check out all the wild or lazy river experiences this natural playground has to offer.
Durango is your Winter Wonderland getaway! With the famous Purgatory Resort and over 35,000 acres of backcountry access, you'll get all of the powder you've ever wanted! Besides skiing and snowboarding, enjoy other winter activities include tubing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice climbing, snowbiking, snowmobiling, and more!
Durango’s premier cultural establishments feature award-winning art galleries and museums. The community’s thriving art scene touts both local and internationally renowned artists and over a dozen art galleries from small, local art cooperatives to world-famous works. Music also plays a strong role throughout the year with festivals, events, and concert series.
Downtown Durango, Main Ave., is recognized by the National Register of Historic Districts. It is home to the iconic historic hotels which are all preserved and reminiscent of the city’s old west past. You can also take a journey back in time aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.