Things to do in Durango

Durango – a place for exciting outdoor sports and activities

If you love doing various outdoor activities and extreme sports, Durango may just be the best destination in the United States. This small municipality is jam-packed with holiday destinations and tourist attractions for outdoor lovers.


Things to do in Durango

Durango is a small town situated in Colorado, U.S.A. It is surrounded by the San Juan Mountains and located in the Animas River Valley. Most tourists come here to enjoy outdoor activities and popular things to do in Durango are hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, and rock climbing.


Durango Ski Resorts

The several ski resorts and rafting venues are the most visited travel destinations in Durango. Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is a ski resort up the San Juan Mountains that offers first-class skiing amenities.


Durango Rafting

If you prefer whitewater rafting, head to the Animas River Valley to find the best rafting facilities.


Durango Parks and Recreation

The Durango Parks and Recreation offers a variety of activities for people of all ages, such as youth and adult sports, gymnastics, and children’s games.


When to go to Durango

Durango itself experiences a semi-arid climate while the mountains surrounding the town have an alpine climate. Summers are warm and pleasant while winters can be cold but sunny.
The peak travel season in the town is from mid-December to March, when the snow is fresh and ideal for some skiing adventure. Durango is also slightly crowded from mid-June to July because it is the perfect time to try whitewater rafting. The town is open for tourists and holidaymakers any time of the year and it is great to experience some outdoor fun in Durango any time you wish.


Events in Durango


Snowdown Festival

If you want to catch the Snowdown Festival, a big cultural event in Durango, head to the town in late January or early February.


Durango Film Festival

Durango also celebrates its Independent Film Festival in late February through early March.


Things to do in Durango




Durango Facts

Population17 069
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportDurango La Plata Co, United States (DRO)

Durango average temperatures

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Durango ski vacations - The perfect destination for families

About 26 miles (42 km) up north from the town Durango you have Purgatory in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. This is the perfect resort for families since it has something to offer every member of the family. All over it is a very good destination for beginners and intermediates. Here you will find beautiful sceneries while sliding down the slopes and terrain for all abilities. The whole area consists out of 1 360 skiable acres, five terrain parks and also an area for the kids to play. An absolute perfect place for families to visit!

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Golf in Durango

In between Hermosa Creek Trail and San Juan National Forest you will find Glacier Club, an amazing 27 hole course with views that must be experienced. The Dalton Ranch Golf Club and Hillcrest Golf Club are two 18 hole courses located centrally in Durango, and both offer great courses at affordable prices. Just as the case with Glacier Club, incredible sights await you as you traverse the rocky courses and get views of the mountains and the surrounding nature. If you are looking for golf and a nature experience, Durango is one of the best places to go.

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