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What To Do After You Soar?

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It’s Summer! After the past trying year of 2020, we are finally in a place to travel again. There is no better place to take your next family vacation than Durango, Colorado. A place suited for all types of adventure travelers, Durango has it all. While we may be biased, Soaring Tree Top Adventures is the preeminent adventure destination in Southwest Colorado. We decided to help you plan the rest of your trip. Here are some ideas on things to do in Durango after your zip line adventure at Soaring!



General Palmer Hotel

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To start your adventure, get comfortable with a stay at the General Palmer Hotel.  Founded in 1898 by General William Jackson Palmer, it is the only historic 4 Diamond Resort in Southwest Colorado. Steeped in history, each room is hand decorated in the Victorian era with luxurious amenities. Relax after a busy day and watch the historic Narrow-Gauge trains go by, as you’re only a short walk to the Durango train station. Or enjoy freshly baked muffins every morning with your complimentary breakfast before your day begins.

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Alpen Rose RV Park

For those who are camping in the Durango area, the Alpen Rose RV Park is one of the best places to stay in the area. Situated near all the major sites that Durango has to offer Alpen Rose’s 100 full hookup sites can meet the needs of almost any traveler.

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Ken and Sue’s

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Created by Ken and Sue Fusco, this restaurant is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Chef Ken’s cuisine includes a multitude of options such as steak, seafood, and Asian inspired dishes. With an exemplary wine list and a 100-seat patio, they are dedicated to keeping guests satisfied after every visit.


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11th Street Station

Located on the corner of Main Avenue and 11th Street, this site was originally home to a local auto repair shop and fuel station. Now this location is home to 11th Street Station, a culinary collective with locally owned food trucks and trailers to serve guest tacos, pizza, sushi, and gourmet sliders. The original service station has been converted to Ernie’s Bar, which provides a compliment of beverages a group of people in a roomto the culinary options on site. With patio seating all around, take advantage of the crisp Colorado air and listen to live music. All of this culminates into a unique, fun filled environment that lets its guests grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a whole afternoon of Colorado fun!

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Durango Rivertrippers

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Providing adventure seekers experiences since 1983, Durango Rivertrippers offers some of the best whitewater rafting tours in Southwest Colorado.  Fit for all types of thrill seekers, Rivertrippers offers everything from relaxing floats to high adrenaline, multi-day rafting tours.  One of their most popular tours goes right through the middle of downtown Durango on the Animas River and offers rafters a chance of conquering Class I, II, and III rapids.

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Durango is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country, which affords it a plethora of different hiking trails. You can take a leisurely walk along the Animas River trail in town, hike part of the historic Colorado trail, or backpack the Weminuche Wilderness to experience breathtaking lakes and mountains. One of the most popular hikes is the Spud Lake Trail. Outdoor activities such as camping and fishing are favorites to do around the lake.

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No trip to the Durango area would be complete without a visit to Soaring Tree Top Adventures! The country’s oldest and longest zip line tour offers everyone a chance to soar amongst the trees. Located six miles from the nearest road in the Animas River Valley, your day begins by taking a ride on the world-famous Durango-Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad in Soaring’s very own First Class Train cars.  Zip line guests traverse over 27 different lines for over 5.5 hours of exhilarating fun, which includes a 4-course gourmet lunch served in the trees. Book Now!