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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Forests; National Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic roads, geological formations, prehistoric... more » Owner description: Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic roads, geological formations, prehistoric communities and a narrow-gauge railroad. « less
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Scenic Railroads; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the same railroad tracks that miners, cowboys and the... more » Owner description: Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the same railroad tracks that miners, cowboys and the early settlers of the Old West used over a hundred years ago. The route winds in and out of canyons and past open wilderness affording great views. The price of a ticket also includes admission to the D&SNGRR Museum and the Silverton Freight Yard Museum. « less
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Trails; Outdoors

The Animas River Trail is the single greatest thing to do in Durango.  It's a beautiful riverwalk.   Fun and Free!  Beautiful!  Ride your bike!  Walk your dog!  Wear your kids... more »

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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors

The 126 mile long Animas River is a free flowing river that offers fly fishing, rafting, kayaking, nature viewing and a relaxing place to spend time. The Animas begins as a small... more »

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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Durango
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: Many of the original buildings constructed and used by the area's pioneers can be found in this interesting and charming... more » Owner description: Many of the original buildings constructed and used by the area's pioneers can be found in this interesting and charming section of town that includes the grand Strater Hotel, built in 1887 and still in operation today. « less
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Biking Trails; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: Spanning some 500 miles from Denver to Durango, this path crosses many different elevations and environments, including eight... more » Owner description: Spanning some 500 miles from Denver to Durango, this path crosses many different elevations and environments, including eight mountain ranges, seven national forests, six wilderness areas and five river systems, making it one of the most fascinating and scenic trails in the state. « less
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Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Durango
Owner description: The world-renowned Henry Strater Theatre is one of the oldest and most prestigious continually running theatres in Colorado,... more » Owner description: The world-renowned Henry Strater Theatre is one of the oldest and most prestigious continually running theatres in Colorado, tallying over 47 years of quality performances. « less
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #12 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is a family-friendly, four-season resort offering a variety of activities for all ages.... more » Owner description: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is a family-friendly, four-season resort offering a variety of activities for all ages. In the winter, enjoy alpine skiing and snowboarding, snow shoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling and more. Summer and fall offers hiking, mountain biking, Alpine Slide rides, zipline, scenic chairlift, disc golf, bungee trampolines, climbing walls, miniature golf and more. « less
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails; Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: Located in the San Juan National Forest, this eight-mile trail leads to the top of a mesa where you can get a fabulous view... more » Owner description: Located in the San Juan National Forest, this eight-mile trail leads to the top of a mesa where you can get a fabulous view of the area. Separate trails for hikers/horseback riders and mountain bikers are marked with different colors. « less
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Ranked #15 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Museums
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Ranked #16 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors
Ski area may be small in size but it offers plenty of challenge for skiers of all ability levels.
Ranked #17 of 19 attractions in Durango
Category: Specialty Museums; Landmarks
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