Colorado Vacation

In Durango

Nestled in southwestern Colorado’s Animas River Valley and surrounded by the rugged San Juan Mountains, Durango offers unimpeded access to some of the best cultural, historic, and outdoor attractions in the state. From outdoor pursuits in the surrounding high desert and mountains to fresh food raised at high-elevation farms, Native American history, and Old West heritage, Durango is Southwest Colorado’s premier four-season destination.



Why Durango?

Durango has so much to offer every person of any age. Whether you're looking for an adventurous trip or a relaxing one, there's something for you in Durango.

Unparalleled Outdoor Access

Nestled in Southwestern Colorado’s Animas Valley, where the high desert meets the rugged San Juan Mountains, Durango offers more than 300 miles of world-class trails within 30 minutes of downtown. Durango also has a variety of mountain creeks, clear streams, lakes, and fantastic rivers to enjoy boating, whitewater rafting, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), tubing, fishing, and swimming.

Unbeatable Winter Scene

Scenic trails await with three places to ski and snowboard around Durango, affordable lift tickets, fewer crowds, and miles of varied terrain! Tubbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides are also available in Durango.

Old West History

Durango continues to tip its cowboy hat to its past in more ways than one! Besides its charming architecture, Durango hosts many history-themed events, festivals, and tours honoring the past with a modern-day twist. Board the historic 1880s Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGRR) for breathtaking views of the rugged San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness.

Amazing Culinary Delights

Farm agritourism tours, craft breweries, and local culinary products highlight a visit to Durango. With over 100 award-winning restaurants to choose from, Durango is a culinary hotspot where the food scene is constantly evolving.

Bustling Arts and Culture Scene

Durango’s thriving arts scene showcases contemporary and Native American artists, and over a dozen art galleries from small, local art cooperatives to world-famous works.