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Overlook

11 Family-Friendly Parks Perfect for a Picnic

There’s a reason Durango is home to so many outdoor enthusiasts. Not only do we have mountains and lakes, but we also have fantastic city parks. Durango has so many amazing green spaces, it’s tough to make a decision about where to take the family for a sunny-day outing. Places where both kids and…

31 Ways to Reduce Waste While Vacationing

Everybody loves a good vacation, or as The Go Gos put it “Vacation, all I ever wanted…vacation, had to get away.” But before you “get away” it is important to remember that if we want to continue to enjoy all the beautiful natural wonders of the world, we must do all we can to preserve them. Reduce…

10 Places to Camp Near Mesa Verde National Park

Travel Back in Time at these Campgrounds Durango is in close proximity to Mesa Verde National Park, one of the world’s 27 UNESCO World Heritage sites and home to some of the best-preserved ancestral Pueblo archaeological sites. The park and the region that surrounds it are also spectacular places…

Our 5 Favorite Waterfalls Around Durango

Waterfall hunting: nature’s original scavenger hunt The city of Durango isn’t well known for its waterfalls. That’s not because we don’t have them, but rather because most of these outstanding water features are still a well-kept secret. Many grand falls surround our town, but to find them, you’re…

Trail Etiquette in Durango: What You Should Know

Hiking Rules for More Fun and Less Stress on Your Outdoor Adventures Durango’s many hiking trails are welcoming to visitors and locals, day-trippers and through-hikers alike, as well as mountain bikers, horseback riders, and ATV enthusiasts. Taking some time to get to know the trails could prevent…

Durango's Not-So-Secret Gardens

Sponsored post from Durango Botanic Gardens There’s a special place just north of downtown Durango: a garden-actually multiple gardens. They’re not quite secret gardens because people from all over the world visit them each year. They’re a place where the only sounds are rushing water from the…

Our Favorite Horseback Riding Trails in Durango

Explore the Best Horseback Trail Riding in Durango Horseback riding is one of the best ways to see Durango’s beautiful landscape, experience the beauty, and feel a connection with the land. From canyons to meadows to ridgelines, the view from horseback is spectacular. Horseback riding was also…

Itinerary: Family-Friendly Vacation Trip

Durango is a wonderful place for families of all ages, young children, teenagers, and the young at heart. There are lots of different activities for the whole family. The helpful people at the Welcome Center are also happy to assist you with their ideas as well. Get ready to explore Durango’s fun…

Spring Itinerary: Romantic Getaway in Durango

Get the Most Out of Your Romantic Getaway in Durango, Colorado Durango is known for its seemingly endless outdoor activities, but it’s also the perfect place for a romantic getaway in the spring. From a charming ride on the historic rails to stargazing on the top of a mountain overlook, Durango will…

Spring Itinerary: Outdoor Adventures in Durango

Explore Endless Outdoor Adventures when You Visit Durango Durango is proud to be your host for incredible outdoor adventures, but the fun doesn’t stop at the end of the hiking trail. Durango is home to more than 500 retail shops and more than 180 unique restaurants. Prepare to wined, dined and…