Locals like to say they live in Durango for its “superb quality of life” – it’s the kind of town you daydream about. The following are links to the Durango area’s opportunities for fun and adventure.

Main Attractions

Durango &  Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad 
“Puffing in and out of town each day, the historic steam-powered locomotives breathe life into the sepia-toned image of what town was like in the late 1880s. “A GREAT RIDE”

Mesa Verde
“Offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home from A.D. 600 to 1300,  a World Heritage Site visited by people the world over.
Chimney Rock National Monument
“A place of mystery, a sacred place, a celestial observatory and seasonal calendar for the ancestral Puebloans over 1000 years ago.”

Sports and Leisure

Whether it be skiing, biking, hiking, river rafting, boating, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, zipline or just taking a relaxing soak at the Hot Springs… Durango has it all!
Durango Mountain Resort

Durango Nature Studies   Take full moon hikes with naturalists – “the lunar glow offers one an opportunity to see nature in a different light – they give us a chance to slow down and notice the cooling, quieting world around us.” Nature studies and environmental programs are offered for adults and children.

Hillcrest Golf Club  Fun and Scenic

Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs

Durango Recreation Center  Walk-Ins welcome

Chapman Hill and Ice Rink 

Full Blast Adventure Center Reservations required.

Soaring Tree Top Adventures  Ride the train to soaring tree top adventures. Sunday is two for one days.


Festival Events

Snowdown Follies  February – 

Durango Independent Film Festival  Feb/March –

Cowboy Poetry Gathering  Oct –

The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown April –
“Celebrates the promotion and preservation of bluegrass music – the American art form.”

Fiesta Days  July –
Celebrating our community’s rural southwestern lifestyle.

La Plata County Fair  August  –

Durango Heritage Celebration October –
Celebrating Durango’s Victorian and Old West beginnings, Victorian Ball and more.

Cultural Venues

Durango Arts Center –
Experience Durango through the visual and performing arts.

Durango Community Concert Hal –

Henry Strater Theatre –
Presenting local and national live bands, Melodrama, Vaudeville and touring productions of well known and loved theatrical productions.

Abbey Theatre –
Best live music. It’s about rock and roll, the blues,  jazz and hip hop.

Music in the Mountains – 
The annual summer Classical Music Festival and Conservatory celebrating 20 years of bringing noted professionals to our mountain town.

Animas Museum – 

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