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Things to do in Durango CO

Things To Do In Durango

Durango, Colorado has been a vacation destination for many travelers for years.  There are literally hundreds of things to do in Durango CO for all ages.  Due in large part to the mild summers and breezy mountain air, it has always been a nice escape for anyone who lives in a busy city or hot environment. Our tall Ponderosa pines provide shade and relief from the blistering summer heat and humidity experienced in many other parts of the country. While here, we encourage a visit to some of Durango’s local attractions and a stay in one of Durango’s lovely hotels.

Attractions, Activities and Food

Durango Area Tourism Office  – (DATO) offers a wide variety of information about Colorado tourist attractions, Durango hotels and all things to do in Durango CO.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad  – A Heritage railroad offering trips between Durango & Silverton, Colorado, and providing events for all ages throughout the year.  One of the top things to do in Durango.

Durango Chamber – Supports the local businesses and commerce in Durango, CO, a world-class tourist destination.

Durango Rivertrippers – Durango Rivertrippers is a comprehensive adventure company that offers rafting, 4×4 tours and jeep rentals, tours of Mesa Verde National Park, as well as other local area adventures. – Offering guided tours of Mesa Verde National Park by local experts.

Inside Durango TV  – Inside Durango TV (IDTV) – Durango’s original local TV program. IDTV highlights culture, lifestyle, activities and attractions in Durango and is produced by Animas Media.

Cosmopolitan  – Fine dining in the heart of downtown Durango, complete with open-air rooftop seating.

Bar D Chuckwagon  – The Bar D Chuckwagon Supper Show in Durango Colorado offers family entertainment with an old west music and comedy stage show that includes supper.

Mesa Verde National Park  – designated a World Heritage Site in 1978, Mesa Verde is one of the premier archeological sites in the world and is home to a concentration of ancestral Pueblo Indian dwellings built from the 6th to the 12th century.  A great close by Colorado activity to add to your things to do in Durango, CO.

Mild2Wild  – Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours, Inc. offers the biggest selection of river rafting and jeep tours in Southwest Colorado, Eastern Utah and Central Arizona for the whole family.

San Juan National Forest  – The San Juan National Forest is a U.S. National Forest covering over 1,878,846 acres in Southwest Colorado and is the forest that surrounds the 180 private acres where Soaring Tree Top Adventures’ Colorado zip line resides.

Durango Animal Hospital  – Top veterinary care for pets in Durango, Colorado. Also offering services to Soaring’s primary charity, the Durango Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

ImageSmith Photography – Commercial, architectural and sporting photography by Scott DW Smith of Durango, Colorado.

Holt Sheet Metal – Master metal fabricators in Durango, Colorado. 970-247-5375

Durango Area Lodging

Durango and the surrounding area offer several wonderful lodging options. Here are links to some of our partner favorites:

Downtown Durango:

Best Western Rio Grande – offering 15% off room rates for our zip line guests

The Leland House & Rochester Hotel

Strater Hotel

General Palmer Hotel – offering 20% off room rates for our zip line guests

Premier Vacation Rentals Group – specializing in vacation rental properties across the greater Durango area

Outside Durango (some are closer to the Rockwood train station):

Apple Orchard Inn

Blue Lake Ranch

Country Sunshine B&B

Purgatory Durango Mountain Resort

Vallecito Resort

RV Parks:

Alpen Rose RV Park

Durango Riverside Resort & RV Park 


The Bent Elbow Hotel & Restaurant

Day trips from Durango:

There are many beautiful day trips from Durango for you to consider while on your Colorado vacation.  Durango is a short trip from Telluride, Ouray, Pagosa Springs, and Moab for other things to do in the southwest.





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