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Things to Do in Durango


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Top Attractions in Durango

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Historic downtown district with a western ambiance, eclectic shopping, and dining amidst horse-drawn carriages and restored architecture. Enjoyable for history buffs and casual strollers alike.
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Picturesque river trail with scenic views, picnic spots, and public art, ideal for walks, runs, and cycling. Features historical markers, play areas, and easy downtown access.
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Local visitor center providing area maps and event lists, ideal for planning downtown explorations and discovering diverse dining options.
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Mountain resort with trails for varied skill levels, hiking, Alpine Slide, and Mountain coaster. Provides a dedicated ski school zone and scenic snow experiences.
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What travelers are saying

  • BRUCE H
    Green Valley, AZ715 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy, safe walking among a wide variety of stores -- from tourist trinkets to top-quality art. Several restaurants are in the area, and all within a few blocks of the train depot.
    Written July 4, 2024
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  • Hans
    Kwadendamme, The Netherlands4,172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This bike and pedestrian road is nice to use, especially as it is along the Animas river. The total trail is about three miles and crosses the river a few times.
    Written June 4, 2024
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  • chemie71
    Pittsburgh, PA419 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent a week visiting several cities in and around the San Juans and absolutely loved our time here. Not nearly as crowded as other parks in Colorado and so beautiful. We loved it. Definitely recommend it to anyone in the area.
    Written November 19, 2023
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  • Traveling Jane
    Atlanta, GA42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my little dog in a front facing sling. Walked a few miles. Saw many on bikes or w dogs. It was everything I hoped it would be
    Written April 30, 2024
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  • Hans
    Kwadendamme, The Netherlands4,172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maybe advisable for (foreign) visitors to start your visit to Durango here, we did. The staff has enough knowledge to answer your questions. Many flyers available.
    Written June 4, 2024
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  • ShellyD
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • LizB
    Ohio622 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best community recreation centers I’ve seen anywhere. Well laid out facility with space for many guests. Lap pool has very wide lanes which very easily two or more swimmers . Recreation pool also very large space enough for children, as well as adults to do their thing. Nice size indoor track upstairs. Lots of workout equipment in different types of spaces. Very friendly and helpful staff. We rented towels as well as locks for lockers. A real bargain for a very reasonable entry fee. Nice to be able to keep up our workouts, even though on vacation
    Written May 2, 2024
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  • chemie71
    Pittsburgh, PA419 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The hot springs is on the road headed to Silverton from Durango. Pretty cool that it's there by itself on the side of the road. Only need a few minutes to stop and take a few pics. Be sure to also stop at Bakers Bridge about 5 min away. It's off the main road but worth the short detour.
    Written October 31, 2023
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  • clark8131
    Durango, CO20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a visitor in town and took him to the Museum. Was greeted by a very knowledgeable and friendly volunteer who gave me a run down of what the Museum had to offer. Very good video on the fish raised there and Fish Hatchery operations. A second video also plays on facts about the wildlife we have in Colorado. The museum houses numerous animal mounts that live in Colorado. Pelts are also available to handle if one so desires to get a feel for the critter! A small room is also an option for kids to draw animals and enjoy sitting down! There is also a quiz to test ones knowledge on what is in the museum. All of this free though donations are appreciated. Parking is not an issue as well and is free. A walk through the hatchery raceways next to museum to see the fish being raised is a must thing to do as well. There is something for all ages to enjoy.
    Written September 18, 2023
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  • Chuck S
    Idaho950 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    About 2 inches fresh snow-fun. Lovely vistas from the slopes. This is a mid-size resort with about 2000 vertical. Prices are reasonable, and the crowd on a later-season weekday was very modest-no lift lines. Runs vary from quite easy, with many intermediate runs to quite difficult (quite a few mogul runs, a bit beyond me). The layout was a bit odd, with several long lifts splayed along the mountain, but fairly long (and in some cases slow, with lots of poling/skating) between them. Lifts are modern, fast, easy to board. Restrooms and eating facilities readily available.

    The website said that many runs had been groomed, which was not really true. They may have been groomed in the last several days, but overall the grooming was minimal, which makes it harder for an intermediate/advanced intermediate like me.

    Easy drive from Durango, which is an easy place to stay, etc.
    Written April 2, 2023
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  • Hans
    Kwadendamme, The Netherlands4,172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum starts with an interesting talk from Charles, one of the staff members in the former class room. After that, you can explore the rest of the museum by your self. On display is Ute history, Fire Fighters history and a bit wild west history. Outside are two buildings historically furnished to get the impression how it once was to live here. According to us this museum is a hidden gem.
    Written June 4, 2024
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  • Sandy S
    Pittsburgh, PA14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We like to visit National Parks and we saw The Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison while we were in Durango. Durango is a great little old western town with a Saloon in an old hotel, a train station that runs between Durango and Silverton, and many other interesting shops and restaurants. The Colorado River runs through the town and you can ride the rapids after the snow melts!
    Written June 25, 2024
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