Durango, Colorado is a natural theme park for anyone seeking an endless forest wilderness and an outdoors culture that is second-to-none. Located near the Four Corners area, Durango, CO sits in the beautiful Animas River Valley, surrounded by the spectacular San Juan Mountains.
Summer or winter, Durango holidays always enjoy a packed itinerary of unlimited fresh mountain air, outstanding natural scenery and local attractions that embrace the outdoors culture that is so popular in the region. Pony-trekking is popular in the nearby Mesa Verde and Durango has a growing arts scene and has a number of art galleries, museums, music venues and theatres.
Things to do in Durango
There are many ways to really plunge into the landscape and get the most from holidays in Durango, whether you like the fast paced river rafting or mountain biking, or enjoy taking in the scenery more slowly by hiking or kayaking. The Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a reminder of Durango’s historical reliance on the railways as like many towns in Colorado, its prosperity relied on mining. As you wind your way through the hills, pulled by the steam loco, it’s easy to see why they were just so important to the town.
When to go to Durango
Durango, CO enjoys highs in summer of 29.4°C in July and lows in winter of -11.9°C in January and around 71 inches of snowfall each year.
The three-star Holiday Inn in downtown Durango is located just one block off of the Historic Main Street and offers holidays in Durango the versatility to include exploring the wider locale. It also has the picturesque Animas River directly behind the hotel.
Touring in Durango
The Self-Drive American Grandeurs tour begins and ends in Denver, taking in a huge amount from the Yellowstone National Park to the north and Santa Fe to the south.
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Mesa Verde National Park
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Hiking and mountain biking
Fort Lewis College
River rafting and kayaking
Purgatory ski resort
Rafting & Jeep trail tours