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DurangoUnited States of America

This town is a wonderland for outdoor adventure lovers. Located in the middle of the Animas River Valley, it is characterized by its dramatic natural landscape.

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.

Where to stay in Durango

Durango showing mountains, signage and snow

Historic Downtown Durango

The abundant dining options and stunning river views are top of the list for many visitors to Historic Downtown Durango. A stop by Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad or Durango Arts Center might round out your trip.

Historic Downtown Durango

Top hotels in Durango

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton Inn Durango
Hampton Inn Durango
2.5 out of 5
3777 Main Ave, Durango, CO
£60
per night
16 Apr-17 Apr

Situated in Durango, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Animas Mountain Trailhead, Animas Museum and Durango Community Recreation Center. Durango Discovery ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (852 reviews)

"Great hotel for the price. Clean, and had friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

Hampton Inn Durango
DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
3.5 out of 5
501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO
£115
per night
27 Apr-28 Apr

Located in Historic Downtown Durango, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Henry Strater Theater and Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Durango ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,327 reviews)

"Very convenient location to downtown and other attractions."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
Historic Strater Hotel
Historic Strater Hotel
3.5 out of 5
699 Main Ave, Durango, CO
£91
per night
6 Apr-7 Apr

Located in Historic Downtown Durango, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Henry Strater Theater and Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,861 reviews)

"One of the Belle Saloon appetizers was way, way over-seasoned. We were offered a replacement but there was nothing of interest. The next day we saw three of the same appetizer served with a light season."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Historic Strater Hotel

Popular things to do in Durango

Purgatory Resort
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Purgatory Resort

Ski, sled and snowboard in winter and bike, hike and ride on horseback in summer at this resort in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. 

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

5/5(4 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a well-known attraction in Durango. Amble around the area's riverfront or seek out the hiking trails.

Electra Lake
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Electra Lake

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Electra Lake during your travels in Durango. Wander the area's riverfront or simply enjoy one of its lively bars.

Top activities in Durango

Family Whitewater-Rafting Adventure on the Lower Animas River
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Family Whitewater-Rafting Adventure on the Lower Animas River

94% of travellers recommend
£50
Per adult
12-zipline Adventure in the San Juan Mountains near Durango
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12-zipline Adventure in the San Juan Mountains near Durango

£107
Per adult
Half-Day Guided Durango Jeep Tour
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Half-Day Guided Durango Jeep Tour

100% of travellers recommend
£75
Per adult
6-Zipline Adventure in the San Juan Mountains near Durango
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6-Zipline Adventure in the San Juan Mountains near Durango

£83
Per adult
12-Zipline Adventure in the San Juan Mountains near Durango
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12-Zipline Adventure in the San Juan Mountains near Durango

£106
Per adult
Full-Day Guided Tour to Mesa Verde National Park with Lunch
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Full-Day Guided Tour to Mesa Verde National Park with Lunch

100% of travellers recommend
£114
Per adult

Reviews of Durango

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Oct 2019

Just a nice place to stay with a bit of history thrown in

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Sep 2019

If you want to ride the train to Silverton, take the bus one way and book in advance

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Jul 2019

Durango is a very friendly town with plenty of outdoor activity options as well as places to eat and have a drink. The True West Rodeo was in town which we attended and had a great time. The compete even gave us a mention as it was our anniversary.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Apr 2019

Must do the narrow gauge railway its anazing

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