About Durango, CO

Get to know our beautiful town.

Durango, Colorado is nestled in a beautiful river valley in Southwest Colorado where the mountains and deserts collide. The unique ecosystem provides endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and history buffs alike. With miles of amazing trails, mighty rushing rivers, serene forest walks and lofty peaks, it is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

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Founded in the late 19th century, Durango has a rich old-west history complete with an historic narrow gauge railroad line that is still in operation today, hauling tourists instead of ore. The area's history is still visible in the quaint downtown area, which is now home to fantastic shopping and dining experiences. Durango is home to nearly 100 places to eat and drink, including 5 breweries, a distillery, and dozens of styles of restaurant. You can walk off those meals on the Animas River Trail, a 7 mile paved trail following the Animas River through the heart of Durango.

Outdoor activities make up a large portion of the things to do in Durango, and when you see the natural beauty of the area, you'll understand why. Miles of challenging single-track make Durango a mountain biking mecca, and the vertical climbing opportunities make it equally exciting for road cyclists. Speaking of climbing, rock climbers will be excited for the array of excellent climbing locations within a mile of city limits. Any trail that can be biked can also be hiked, so you don't need 2 wheels to enjoy them. Trails 2000 maintains a thorough list of trails in and around town.

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If you prefer to sit back and let someone else do the work, you can book a rafting or jeep trip. Knowledgeable expert guides will take you on a beautiful and thrilling trip down the Animas river or high into the nearby mountains. Once you've fallen in love with the Animas river, you can also try your luck at catching its elusive trout with a professional fly fishing guide. The Animas is home to at least 3 species of trout, some of which reach trophy size.

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Best of all, you can preview your options from the air with one of our exciting Durango helicopter tours. Book yours today!
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