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:
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
Fly fishing and lake fishing
Photography workshops and trips
Hikes and mountaineering
Historic Mine toursBirdwatching / wildlife photography
Wildflower and mushroom tours
Snowcat ski tours
Road and mountain bike tours
Road and backcountry motorcycle tours
Zip line experience
Massage & spa therapy
Proposals & Weddings
Local diners and dives
Brewery and distillery tours
…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!