Top Attractions in Durango
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What travelers are saying
- We have been on this train ride at least 5 times now within a 20 year period, am still loving it. The staff are always so helpful and professional. The area had lots of rain and was still raining this morning while boarding the train. At the Rockwood area they had to make the decision to not go all the way to Silverton because of a rock slide. We still had a great time. The sun started to shine on our way back.Written September 22, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- On our drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs, the scenery is spectacular all along the way. The drive through the mountains from Durango to Ouray is harrowing at times. Lots of switchbacks, steep grades and sheer drop offs, some without guardrails. Once you're out of the mountain passes and into the valley at Ridgeway, the drive to Glenwood Springs is much easier and the scenery remains spectacular.Written September 12, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- friendly Ambassadors were so helpful! I do the same role in my home town of Sydney Australia. Hope we are an asset like your Ambassador folk.Written September 25, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great walking trail along the river. Very easy to walk or bike; all paved. Several parks along the way. Highly recommend.Written June 14, 2022
- We walked along this paved trail twice during our visit. It is great for strollers and young children to watch the river. There are multiple picnic locations and broader park spots for children to play along the way. All visitors to Durango do a lot of walking and this is a good way to accommodate young children at the same time. It is a very popular trail and extends far north of Downtown. It is free - the hardest part is finding a parking spot.Written September 22, 2022
- Summer visits are naturally not as fun and eventful as all the winter activities. But if all summer attractions are up and running, then you can have a great time. Unfortunately, the mountain coaster was shut down for repairs when we visited (disappointing our thrill seeking kids greatly). The water options are across the road at a small pond....and not very thrilling (canoes, kayaks, etc).
The "go karts" were the biggest disappointment. With a course smaller than a typical roller skating rink, and karts that probably only went 5MPH, our 9, 11, & 14 yr olds were bored and frustrated.
Overall, its a scenic place, with friendly staff, and several fun activities. Just be warned about the go karts.Written July 5, 2022
- The 16th street turnoff to get to this museum/hatchery isn’t very welcome marked, so keep your eyes open for the museum/hatchery sign. However, once you make the turn and drive the short distance to the parking lot, everything is pretty easy to find. There’s one building in the far corner that houses the wildlife museum, and there’s two sections off to the sides for the fish hatcheries.
The wildlife museum only has three main rooms, but they pack quite a bit of information into each of them. The biggest room has a lot of taxidermy displays with various plaques and signs with information and other trivia. While the animal models cannot be touched, they had several pelts and other items that could be interacted with. For fish enthusiasts, one of the smaller rooms housed mounted fish and other fishing paraphernalia.
The fish hatchery wasn’t very big, especially compared to some of the other hatcheries we’ve visited during our travels. However, they had a couple different types of fish available to see, and there were different ages/stages of those fish as well. There are a few fish food dispensers located on the premises, which require a quarter per use. Recommend bring some change with you, especially if you have younger kids.
Besides needing quarters for the fish food, the visit is completely free. They do appreciate donations, but this location is a budget friendly stop to consider.Written June 14, 2022
- The sandwichs and hamburgers are all with beef raised on the beautiful ranch where you are eating. The little store has wonderful items to take home and you will not be displeased with your meal or your setting. Their are levels which you may enjoy and with a river and gorgeous muntains around you how coud you go wrong. Delicious. This has become one of our "go to" places in the past years.Written September 21, 2022
- Finished the Colorado trail and stopped in to learn more about Durango. The welcome center was really cool and friendly. Lots of info and great place to learn about the area especially after trekking through.Written August 26, 2022
- Springs were not very hot , but it was very nice to see as it is on the side of the road it’s free why not take a look , and yes I did take my shoes off .Written September 7, 2021
- Everytime we are anywhere near Durango the grandkids clamor to go here. It's a lot of fun. I'm an old granny and I enjoy the hot tub and whirlpool river, I don't know what you really call it. I encouraged my granddaughter to do the rock climbing, but all she wanted was the slide, high dive, and pool. There's lots to do there, I saw air hockey and foosball. You really could spend all day here. The price is awesome. I wish every city had a rec center like Durangos.Written July 15, 2022
- This is an easy to moderate trail and from the lily pond to Spud lake it is breathtaking. A must do trail while in the Durango area.Written January 20, 2022
- As these types of activities go, the Powerhouse Science Center is good. There are lots of different types of activities. My only problem with these types of places is they seem to overstimulate some kids. But if you keep the child(ren) focused enough to actually complete a task/project, they are great!Written August 6, 2019
- Take your hiking shoes, your water and a camera. Remember your hiking etiquette. Clean bathroom at trailhead but limited parking so get there early. Worth every minute for beautiful river waters flowing beside you and a great trail.Written July 22, 2021
- After tasting a couple of spirits, my wife chose a silver mountain mule with their gin and I had the Jack Dempsey with vodka. Their spirits are very bold and flavorful. Their sitting area outside was quiet and relaxing.Written October 27, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Durango
- The most popular things to do in Durango with kids according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours
- Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
- Colorado Outback Adventures
- Southwest Raft & Jeep
- 4 Corners Whitewater
Durango Attractions Information
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