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Durango Native Exploration Co.
Durango Native Exploration is a private guide service for Durango and surrounding area. All guides are multi-generational locals.

Durango Native Exploration Co.

Phone: 970-818-8900

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Durango Native Exploration Co. is a private guide service for Durango, Southwest Colorado, and the Four Corners region – mountains, deserts, rivers, and their historic communities. All explorations are designed in collaboration with guests to fit their personal preferences.

Lead guides are experienced locals with multi-generational family history in the area. Their local knowledge and relationships guarantee an insider’s perspective and secrets that only a few visitors have the chance to experience.

Personal not Programmed - For individuals or groups, all Durango Native Explorations are built to match your time, interests, party size, and physical abilities.  There are no “canned” tours. Participants are limited to the organizing party.

Durango Native Exploration Co guides are experienced locals with multi-generational family history in the area. Their local knowledge and relationships guarantee an insider’s perspective and secrets that only a few visitors have the chance to experience.

All activities and experiences are provided through the best local attractions, restaurants, shops, galleries, etc. A partial list includes:

Lodging recommendations
Sightseeing trips
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train
Purgatory Resort (summer or winter)
National Park tours
Southern Ute Tribe
Sky Ute Casino
River rafting and paddle sports
High country and desert 4WD adventures
Horseback rides & wilderness pack trips
Llama backcountry trips
Hunting Camps
Fly fishing and lake fishing
Lake boating
Photography workshops and trips
Hikes and mountaineering
Pioneer Cemeterires
Historic Mine toursBirdwatching / wildlife photography
Wildflower and mushroom tours
Local Museums
Snowcat ski tours
Snowmobile tours
Road and mountain bike tours
Road and backcountry motorcycle tours
Zip line experience
Hot Springs
Scenic flights
Massage & spa therapy
Proposals & Weddings
Premium restaurants
Local diners and dives
Farmers’ Market
Galleries
Brewery and distillery tours
Cannabis Dispensaries

…or we can drive around to see old neighborhoods, back alleys, country roads, farms, ranches, hideouts, and other “secret spots” that never appear on tourist maps. You never know what locals we’ll run into.

Durango Native Exploration DOES NOT ACCEPT COMMISSIONS OR MARKUP COSTS from vendors of any attraction, products, or services arranged for our guests.  Our sole motivation is providing the best products and services.  Our goal is to make lasting friendships and provide an insider’s experience you’ll not find in a brochure or package tour. Bring a sense of adventure, wonder, and FUN!

$650 per day ($450 half-day) plus expenses with discounts for multi-day programs. $100 / hour for telephone consultation to plan, organize, and conduct your own exploration.

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Phone: 970-818-8900

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