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100 More Ways to Spend Summer in Durango

Last summer, we shared 100 unique ways to spend the season in Durango. From farmers markets and music festivals to secret bars and rugged alpine hikes, our visitors enjoyed a jam-packed summer of wild mountain adventure. One year later, we’re adding 100 more bullets to your Colorado bucket list…

5 Reasons to bring your Big Game Hunt to Durango

As a cool, autumnal breeze descends into the Animas valley, hunters everywhere prepare for another great big game season. With both mid and high-elevation access to mule deer and elk herds, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep, Durango is an ideal headquarters for all southwestern big game activities…

Best Durango Campgrounds for every RVer

Home is where you park it. For the American RV community, Durango is a premier destination for remote wilderness access, pristine amenities, and unbeatable campground views. In a scenic locale where you can sip morning coffee from the base of a mountain and catch dinner from the neighboring alpine…

Discover Nature’s Waterpark in Durango, Colorado

You don’t need to live on the coast to enjoy water sports. Sailing, surfing, tubing and even diving are all a short ride away when you make your basecamp in Durango, Colorado. The Grand Opening to Nature’s Waterpark takes place every spring, when snowmelt begins to flood our creeks, rivers, alpine…

Your Planning Guide to Off-Roading Around Durango, Colorado

It’s a poorly kept secret that southwest Colorado is one of the best destinations for off-roading adventures. Folks from around the continent salivate over our rugged passes, steep inclines and history-rich abandoned mining trails. Switch into four-wheel drive and you’ll connect with a warm and…

Help Us Take Care of Our Backyard This Summer

An uncharacteristically dry winter season has brought drought to Southwest Colorado, which menas this summer our forests need even more love than usual! As of June 1st, Durango and the surrounding San Juan National Forest are under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Being located in such a dry, high-desert…

100 ways to Spend Summer in Durango 2018

Summer in Durango is pure magic, and not just for our festival list. Long, sun-filled days give way to star-filled nights, chased by sunrises so colorful you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. Summer is the season that turns longtime visitors into forever residents. Nobody can resist the…

Ditch the Crowds: Find Solitude at Emerald Lake

If we labeled every hiking destination near Durango a “must-see,” nobody would ever leave the backcountry. Our neighboring Weminuche wilderness is huge, at ¾ the size of Rhode Island and consisting of nearly 500,000 acres of pristine alpine adventure. There are infinite ways to find solitude and…