COVID-19 Updates & Info for the Durango Area

Visit Durango is committed to providing accurate and updated information about public health conditions in Colorado. We encourage all those who meet the CDC vaccination requirements to get vaccinated prior to traveling to Durango, CO.

Durango hotels, restaurants, and shops are open for business. Live music and events have also returned to Durango. Local businesses set their own mask policy, and we ask that you please be respectful. For individuals who are vaccinated, face coverings are no longer required outdoors. 

Thank you for doing your part to keep our state safe. Please visit our COVID Travel Advisory page for the latest travel alerts and guidelines for visitors. 


Spring & Summer Activities in Durango, CO

Lime Creek Road in Spring, Durango, CO

Animas River Trail (ART)
Walk, run, or bike this paved multi-use trail that stretches nearly 7 miles through Durango’s Animas River Greenway. The centerpiece of the city’s trail system, the ART provides easy access to a variety of parks, open spaces, and natural surface trails.

Arts and Cultural Establishments

Downtown Durango is on the National Register of Historic Districts and Durango’s thriving art scene touts both local and internationally renowned artists. While museums are currently closed, most art galleries are open with restrictions in place. Take a walk down historic Main Avenue or along the Animas River Trail to explore Durango’s Botanic Gardens, public art, and murals, durangobotanicgardens.org.  

City of Durango Parks & Open Space
Explore Overend Mountain Park, Chapman Hill, and the College Mesa, Animas City Mountain, Dalla Mountain Park, Gardella, Horse Gulch, Mercy Open Space in Three Springs, Off-Leash Area, and Twin Buttes. While still under construction, Oxbow Park is now open for pedestrian foot traffic until further notice, https://www.durangotrails.org/.

Downtown Durango
Downtown Durango is on the National Register of Historic Districts and overflows with historic hotels, award-winning restaurants, art galleries, and boutique shopping. Shop local in Downtown Durango and on North Main Avenue from over 500 shops and gift stores.

Durango Dining
Agriculture is at the heart of the Durango community supported by a strong “eat local” mindset and abundant locally grown and raised meats, vegetables, and food products. Restaurants are open for dine-in, carryout, and in some instances delivery.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is open for business. Currently, you can ride the Cascade Canyon Express, or you can enjoy the Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train. Guests can expect modified services, limiting guest capacity as well as implementing enhanced safety procedures in order to improve both employee and guest safety. Please visit https://www.durangotrain.com to learn more or book a reservation. 

Hiking and Biking
Explore Molas Pass, Animas City Mountain, Skyline, Grandview, and Turtle Lake, as well as Perins Peak Wildlife Management area. Learn more about biking and hiking in Durango, CO. 

Shop, eat, and sip everything honey-related at Durango’s own beekeeping and honey bottling family business. Honeyville is located just 11 miles north of downtown Durango on Hwy 550.

James Ranch
Stock up on organic meats, cheeses, and vegetables, or grab a meal at James Ranch Grill overlooking the 400-acre James Ranch, using sustainable agriculture practices for over 50-years. Located just 11 miles north of downtown on Hwy 550 (across from Honeyville). 

Mesa Verde National Park
Located about 35 miles west of Durango, Mesa Verde National Park’s park roads are open for self-guided tours only. 

Purgatory Resort
Purgatory Resort is currently transitioning from winter to summer activities. Summer activities at Purgator Resort begin on June 19th, 2021. For more details visit the Purgatory Resort website.

Many businesses are open with public health measures in place. It is important for customers to support the work these businesses have completed to protect their employees and patrons by wearing a mandatory face covering while shopping. Many businesses are also offering online shopping as well as shopping by phone with curbside pickup and delivery.

San Juan Skyway
Hwy 550 is open to all lanes of traffic. Take the San Juan Skyway Tour round trip from Durango to Silverton to explore the historic mining town, or spend a day traveling the entire 233-mile loop of the San Juan Skyway. Always check road conditions before heading out, and be sure to check out this map of the San Juan Skyway

Spas and Massage
Pamper yourself at one of Durango’s many spas with a massage, facial, or body treatment. The Durango Hot Springs and Spa recently completed renovations making the hot spring and spa experience even more enjoyable. Surrounded by mountain views, these natural mineral hot springs are like no other on Earth, with a perfect blend of minerals and the absence of sulphuric odor. The thermal waters at Durango Hot Springs are the only natural hot springs in the world to infuse nano-meter and micro-meter oxygen bubbles, increasing the health benefits and purity of the natural waters. The Durango Hot Springs and Spa also recently released their live music schedule