Durango is one of the most popular tourist towns in Colorado and in the United States. You will find plenty to do in Durango during all four seasons. During the summer you can go for a ride down the river on a raft, soar above the area in a glider, take the steam train to Silverton, go mountain biking, rock climbing, go on carriage rides, play golf, go fishing, and view all of the beautiful scenery around Durango. In the winter there is skiing at Purgatory, snowmobiling, going on sleigh rides and snowshoe treks and plenty of indoor activities like seeing melodramas, western stage shows, visiting galleries, gambling in the casinos nearby and dining in outstanding restaurants. There is also plenty of shopping in downtown Durango, both summer and winter.
& Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
You don't want to miss this trip. The scenery is beautiful, having lunch in Silverton is fun and you will really enjoy the trip. Train trips are available year-round. Also be sure to schedule extra time to see the D&SNG Railroad Museum in the Durango Railyard Roundhouse. Call for more information 970-247-2733.
New Air Helicopters has two tours available departing from the Animas Airpark. This is a good way to view all of the beautiful scenery and get some excellent photographs. Call them at 970-259-6247 for reservations and prices.
"Soar like and Eagle!" You will love looking at the area around Durango from 9,000 feet in a glider. Be sure to bring your camera. You can call the Durango Soaring Club, Inc. at 970-247-9037.
Sky Ute Casino
"Where the odds on fun are second to none!" Slots, Blackjack, 3-Card Poker, Poker and Bingo. Open year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Located in Ignacio between Durango, Farmington and Pagosa Springs on CO Hwy 172. 970-563-3000.
Casino, RV Park and Campground
Slots, Poker, Blackjack, Keno and Bingo. Entertainment in the Indian Village.Located in Towaoc only minutes from Mesa Verde National Park. See the Ute Mountain Pottery Factory. Guided tours are available year-round. Call 970-565-8800.
Just 6 miles north of Durango you will find The Trimble Hot Springs. They have an 83 degree Olympic pool, 100 to 110 degree Therapy Pools and maggage therapy. For more information call them at 970-247-0111.
Take a scenic 23 mile drive out to Vallecito Lake in Bayfield and enjoy lunch overlooking the water and boats. The lake is one of the largest lakes in Colorado and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Boating, fishing, dining, horseback riding, hiking and jeeping are available at the lake in the summer. Fall and winter offer snowmobiling, skiing, hunting and more. There is plenty to do at the lake year-round.
These full service marinas are located on beautiful Lake Vallecito. They offer: boat rentals, boat ramp, fishing guide service, rental of fishing equipment, bait and tackle sales, buoy service and dock facilities. Call Mountain Marina at 970-884-9450 or Angler's Warf at 970-884-9806 for more information and prices.
Tour Mesa Verde
Pueblo Indians lived in Mesa Verda from 600AD until 1300AD and then left the cliff dwellings. This is a very popular tourist spot with hundreds of thousands of tourists yearly. Most of the area is open year-round. Call 970-529-4461 for more information.
Tour the San Juan
With peaks as high as 13,000 feet, the San Juan Mountains are some of the most beautiful, majestic peaks in the United States. Wildlife abounds throughout the mountains. You can find, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, foxes, bald eagles, hawks and falcons and even an occassional mountain lion. There are several large lakes within easy driving distance from Durango.
Vist their historic 75 year old building and watch them brew your favorite hand-crafted beers in their on-site brewery. Located at 801 East 2nd Avenue in Durango. You can call them at 970-259-9200.
Trips down the Animas River
Contact these rafting companies for your adventure:
Rivers & Jeep Tours - 877-259-1800
Horseback Riding and Outfitters
Rapp Guides and
Over the Hill
Stables & Outfitters, Inc.
Red Mountain Ranch
Enjoy good old chuckwagon cooking and live country music in a country setting. You will love the lively songs, stories and comedy of the Bar D Wranglers at they present their famous stage show on the Old West. Come early and browse through the gift shops. They are open from Memorial Day weekend through Mid September rain or shine. Call 970-247-5753 for reservations and more information.
Rent a Jeep, SUV,
Van or Car for Sightseeing
There is a lot of beautiful scenery around Durango. You will want to vist the neighboring towns of Silverton, Purgatory, Telluride and Lake Vallecito. Contact one of the companies below:
Outlaw Tours - 877-259-1800
Rent A Wreck in Durango - 970-247-2111.
The Durango Pro
Professional PRCA Rodeo every week from June through August at the La Plata County Fairgrounds at 25th and Main. Call 970-247-1666 for more information.
Guide Service by Duranglers
Fish on your own or go on a guided trip. Flies and supplies are available. 970-385-4081
Mountain Biking, Hiking
Mountain Bike Specialists
Adventures Rock Climbing , Mountain Biking, and Hiking
Durango's only history museum. Through their exhibits, programs, photo archives and research library, Durango-area history unfolds in ways both predictable and bizarre, yet always interesting.
Fun for the whole family....Mini Golf, Go Karts, Arcade. 1 1/2 miles from Durango. Call 970-382-9009.
The Grand Motorcar
& Piano Collection
Over $2,000,000 in classic motorcars on display plus a grand piano exhibit. Open summer and winter. Call for hours 970-247-1250.
Old West Photos
Choose from over 150 Old West and Victorian costumes for your photo. All ages and sizes are accommodated. Located at 643 Main Avenue in Durango. 970-247-8626
Spirit of the
Shows nightly with award winning photography on a 30-foot wide Panoramic screen in digital stereo. A story that spans 80 million years of geology. At the Abbey Theater 128 College Drive in Durango. 970-385-1711
Open early June through early September at the Strater Hotel at 7th and Main in downtown Durango. Call 970-247-3400
Durango Gallery Association
Durango Arts Center
802 E. 2nd Avenue
131 East 8th Street
New West Galleries
Mick Reber Studio
Sign at Vistors' Bureau
If you know of an activity or tourist
should be on this page, please let us know.
Durango Home Page
Shopping | Hotels
Photos | Real Estate | Contact Us