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Since its founding in 1881, the small mining community of Durango has continued to expand. Today it attracts thousands of visitors for its major archaeological and natural attractions. Durango has a tightknit community of 17,000 residents and a town center recognized for its natural beauty. Stroll along the Animas River, which runs right through the center of town. Take a short walk to reveal the majestic beauty of the Animas River Valley and the San Juan Mountains.
Embark on a rafting expedition. The Animas River offers both family-friendly guided floats over gentle rapids and Class IV and V rafting to challenge those with whitewater experience.
Hike along the Animas River Valley. Bike the 7-mile (11-kilometer) car-free trail through downtown or mountain bike on over 1,000 miles of trails surrounding the city.
Rent fishing tackle to try your luck at fly-fishing in the deep river pools. Watch the scenery as you ride aboard the celebrated narrow gauge railway line that runs between Durango and Silverton, a historic mining town.
Durango offers a range of accommodation, from hotels and apartments in the heart of the downtown precinct to mountain resorts nestled in the foothills of the San Juan Mountain Range. From your downtown location, enjoy sweeping views of the valley. You’ll also be within walking distance of Durango’s excellent dining options. Try traditional Coloradan fare, like trout caught straight from the river. After you eat, join locals for a chat over a drink at a friendly neighborhood bar.
Major U.S. highways connect Durango to neighboring cities. Albuquerque is a 3.5-hour drive south. Travel north to experience Colorado’s San Juan Skyway, which cuts through the heart of the mountain range. Explore the stunning Mesa Verde National Park, just 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Durango, before returning to the town.
Located in Historic Downtown Durango, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Henry Strater Theater, Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and Durango Area Tourism Office. Sorrel Sky Gallery and Durango Arts Center are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Durango, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Columba Catholic Church and Durango Fish Hatchery and Education and Nature Center. Durango Community Recreation Center and Durango Discovery Museum are also within 15 minutes.
Located in the heart of Durango, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Durango Arts Center, and Henry Strater Theater. Durango Area Tourism Office and Sorrel Sky Gallery are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Durango, this villa is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Purgatory Resort and within 20 mi (32 km) of Silverton Powdercats and Dalton Ranch Golf Club. Silverton Chamber of Commerce and Ice Lakes are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Situated in Durango, this condo is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Purgatory Resort and within 20 mi (32 km) of Silverton Powdercats and Dalton Ranch Golf Club. Silverton Chamber of Commerce and Ice Lakes are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Located in Historic Downtown Durango, this romantic hotel is steps from Henry Strater Theater, Durango Area Tourism Office, and Sorrel Sky Gallery. Durango Arts Center and Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad are also within 5 minutes.
Situated in the mountains, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Animas Museum, Animas Mountain Trailhead, and Durango Community Recreation Center. St. Columba Catholic Church and Durango Fish Hatchery and Education and Nature Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in a national park, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Animas Mountain Trailhead and Durango Community Recreation Center. Durango Area Tourism Office and Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad are also within 3 mi (5 km).