The Durango Area Tourism Office (DATO) runs the Durango Visitor Center, located near the train station. It’s open to visitors seven days a week from June through September. From October through May it’s closed on weekends. Call 800-463-8726 to request that a free Durango Area Travel Planner be sent to you, or download a .pdf version directly from the website. In person or via the website, the tourism office can help visitors make train, plane, and hotel reservations, or offer information on attractions, activities, restaurants, and special events.

The tourism office offers Durango Central Reservations as a no-cost service for you to compare real-time rates, availability and amenities of lodging and activity options.   This free service can help you to find lodging from B&B's to Cabins, Condos to Vacation Homes, and Hotels to Motels.  Durango Central Reservations also offers most of the area activities such as Mesa Verde, the Durango and Silverton Train and much more as well as unique and discounted packages.  Another good resource is Durango Downtown, a vacation travel and relocation guide, with information on attractions, accommodations, real estate, and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. You can also look to the Durango Mountain Resort for helpful advice. Much of the information is about the resort itself, though it may be of interest even to travelers who are not staying there, since you can buy a day pass to enjoy many of the resort’s amenities. You can also find information on the surrounding area.