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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 & Food


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 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.

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.

Visit Durango  – the official tourism site of Durango, Colorado offers a wide variety of information about Colorado tourist attractions, Durango hotels, restaurants, and all things to do in Durango CO.

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 dinner.

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

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.

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

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

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Durango Area Lodging

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

Downtown Durango:

Strater Hotel

General Palmer Hotel

DoubleTree Hotel

Best Western Rio Grande

Rochester Hotel

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

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

Antlers on the Creek B&B

Located just 10 minutes from downtown Durango, this peaceful getaway offers 7 mountain style guestrooms and suites and a complimentary three-course gourmet breakfast. After a day of adventure, come back and relax on the patio overlooking the creek or watch the beautiful sunsets from our gazebo hot tub.

Apple Orchard Inn

Blue Lake Ranch

Country Sunshine B&B

Country Sunshine Bed & Breakfast is the nearest B&B to Soaring Tree Top Adventures. Boarding the Soaring First Class rail car at Rockwood is just five minutes away, so you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your adventure!   970-247-2853

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.