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Overlook

Seven of the Best Stargazing Destinations Around Durango

When the sun sets and darkness falls over Durango, something magical happens. Situated more than a mile above sea level, Durango enjoys very little light pollution and perfect weather for stargazing. Starry-filled nights provide time to step away from the chaos of day-to-day and enjoy something…

Fall is the #1 Season for Climbing in Durango

When the colors change, weather cools, and crowds disappear, you can find the best adventures at the crag. Whether you’re a first-time climber or lifelong expert, Durango’s access to hundreds of unique routes make it a year-round climber’s destination. Couple the year-round access with fall weather…

5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Durango

With hiking boots, beanies, and puffy jackets retrieved from winter storage, it seems everyone is dressing as a mountain local for this year’s Halloween. October is more than a month of ghouls and goblins in Durango. It’s a magical time of fall colors, historic tours, and festivals. It’s a chance…

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…

Exploring the Kaleidoscopic Colors of Fall in Durango 2019

Sweater weather in Durango is here. Cool mornings, hot beverages, and crisp hikes make fall one of the most heartwarming and inviting seasons of the year. Thanks to a heavy winter, wet spring, and rainy summer, this fall is expected to be the most colorful in years. Pack your camera, wool socks, and…

Top 5 Places to Dip your Paddle in Durango

From the bow of an inflatable paddleboard, visitors gain intimate access to Durango’s most vibrant aquatic areas. Alpine lakes, rivers, and reservoirs, pristine with snowmelt, invite exciting adventures beyond the red dirt trails. Whether you’re looking for a change in perspective or a new fitness…

Durango Hiking Itinerary

With only a few days to spend in Durango, we had a difficult choice to make. Between the hundreds of hiking trails awaiting at our doorstep, how many did we have time to explore? Wanting to climb as many peaks on as many trails as possible, we devised an itinerary that included the best ridgeline…

10 Guided Tours in Durango You Can’t Miss

What better way to experience Durango like a local than with a local? On a guided adventure, visitors gain VIP access to some of our most beautiful sights, secret views, and historic hideaways. Soar the skies in a Piper Comanche, mush professional sled dogs through the national forest, chase the…

7 Unbeatable Rock Climbing Destinations Near Durango

With Durango as a basecamp, climbers gain unbeatable access to some of the best routes in the Rockies. From towering granite canyons and sandstone boulder gardens to waterfall hugging limestone, the climbs are as varied as they are scenic. Hundreds of routes and addictive problems, from traditional…

16 Kid-Friendly Activities to Take On this Summer in Durango

Finding family-friendly activities to enjoy in Durango is a breeze. Whether you’re craving a no-fuss meal, a blood-pumping adventure or the perfect bonding experience, you can trust our town to keep the kiddos entertained all trip long. Build your family unit by paddling the raging waters of the…