Things to Do in Durango, Colorado

Located in Southwest Colorado at the foot of the San Juan Mountains, Durango is an escape from the ordinary. This mountain town has many claims to fame including: mountain bike mecca, best water town, best scenic train ride, top family ski resort, and even the dog-friendliest destination. Discover for yourself what makes the Durango area a unique and memorable place.

Durango's Seasons

If you enjoy all seasons. Durango's southwest location and proximity to the mountains ensure the seasonal experience. Even better, during seasonal transitions, you can experience winter and snow sports at higher elevations or take a short drive further southwest and jump right into summer fun. This feature is appreciated by locals and Durango does a great job of promoting seasonal events. You will surely find something going on at any time of year in Durango.

Durango Attractions

Moonlight Snowshoe Tours > Explore Purgatory Mountain by the light of the moon. Moonlight snowshoe tours are planned during the full moon of each month. Enjoy a wine and cheese party at the Powderhouse then hike down with your guide. Call 970-385-2147 to book your adventure.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum > This historic train has been in continuous operation for 128 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line. Enjoy a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. 888-872-4607, durangotrain.com

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort > Enjoy skiing on 85 trails accessed by 10 lifts on 1,200 acres of terrain, including two terrain parks. 970-247-9000, 800-982-6102, durangomountainresort.com

Trimble Hot Springs > A family-friendly hot springs, spa & lodging resort. Two mineral-rich hot pools, saunas, an Olympic-size swimming pool, massage treatments, and 2 overnight lodging units. 877-811-7111

Mesa Verde National Park > Voted “#1 Historic Monument in the World” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, and chosen by National Geographic Traveler as “One of the 50 places of a lifetime – the World’s Greatest Destinations.”