Planning your summer vacation can be a daunting task, and when you come to Durango we want you to get the most out of your vacation! So here is a list of activities with something for everyone that we’re sure you don’t want to miss; from A to Z! 

A: Allow your creative juices to flow at Cocktails & Creations!

B: Blast your buddies with paintballs at Full Blast Adventure Center!

C: Careen downhill on Durango Mountain Resort’s alpine slide (among other fun activities)!

D: Drink at any (or all) of Durango’s local breweries: Ska, Durango Brewing, Steamworks & Carvers!

E: Experience the tops of the mountains and old mining ruins on a guided jeep trail tour!

F: Forget the hassles of daily life and escape on an extremeovernight raft trip on the Upper Animas!

G: Grab a quick pick-me-up at Durango Coffee Company on Main Street!

H: Hike up Animas Mountain for a bird’s eye view of Durango!

I: Indulge your mind and body at Trimble Spa & Hot Springs!

J: Jump back in time on the 700 Years Tour at Mesa Verde National Park!

K: Kayak through the gates at the Whitewater Park at Santa Rita Park!

L: Lunch at one of the several restaurants with an open-air patio!

M: Meander through the dozens of downtown shops and art galleries!

N: Navigate some of the over 2,000 miles of mountain biking trails around Durango!

O: Organize your thoughts during a peaceful stroll along the Animas River Trail!

P: Paddle along the calm sections of the Animas on a Stand-Up Paddle Board for exercise & fun!

Q: Question the energy around us at Durango Discovery Museum, great for kids and kids-at-heart!

R: Raft the Lower Animas River, a great family river adventure for ages 4 and up!

S: Saddle up and enjoy a blissful day horseback riding in the mountains!

T: Toast to your health at the Office Spiritorium, attached to the Strater Hotel!

U: Undress out of your street clothes and don the duds of a bygone era for an Old Tyme Photo!

V: Venture into the Animas River Canyon on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad!

W: Watch a spectacular performance at the Durango Arts Center!

X: X-plore the native wildlife of Southwest, CO at the Fish Hatchery & Wildlife Museum!

Y: Yelp & clap the night away at Bar-D Wranglers, a musical-comedy dinner show!

Z: Zip through the canopyat Soaring Treetop Adventures, the largest & highest zip line in the world!

I know that “X” might have been cheating, but if you have a better one, I’d love to hear it! Like I said, we want you to get the most out of your Durango vacation and what better way to get to know the town than by asking the locals! We’ll see you in Durango! 

Ellie Scharfenberg

Trip Consultant

Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours