Onsite Activities

Take advantage of the activities program at The Iron Horse Inn when planning your stay in Durango!


The Iron Horse Inn

Offering close proximity to Durango’s adventures with exclusive value and plenty of amenities, we encourage you to stay with us during your vacation to Colorado’s year-round playground – Durango, CO


Watch the Train Go By

The ONLY hotel in Durango where you can stand outside your door and watch as the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge steam train passes by.


Convenient Location

Our location offers unique convenience for your stay – close enough to ride the Trolley to town, but far enough out to experience the majesty of Durango’s natural beauty.


Plenty of Amenities

We’ve got the amenities you’re looking for such as complimentary breakfast, a new pool, and hi-speed Wi-Fi in our bi-level rooms.


What Guests are Saying

We work hard to provide cheery faces, a welcoming atmosphere, and excellent value for your vacation. See what others have to say about us.


Onsite Activities

Our competitive pricing and fun onsite activities and events ensures that you enjoy a great stay in Durango at a great value!

Family Friendly

Parents and children will have plenty to do on our property which includes 7 acres of open space, a game-room, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Great Location

Nestled in the beautiful Animas Valley we provide a quiet and relaxing stay for the outdoor adventurer, traveling businessman, or any family outing alike.

Our hotel location puts us in close proximity to Fort Lewis College, The Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Full Blast ZiplineDalton Ranch Golf Club, Trimble Hot Springs, and we are just 30 minutes from the ski slopes at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. Other local attractions include Mesa Verde National Park, white water rafting, and countless opportunities for outdoor expeditions and downtown adventures. The Main Avenue Trolley provides a convenient and relaxing ride directly from our hotel to historic downtown Durango every twenty minutes and stops at designated areas along Durango’s Main Avenue throughout the ride.

The Iron Horse Inn also welcomes you to swim in our new outdoor heated pool and let your little ones play in our expansive kiddie pool. Watch the historic train pass by in the beautiful Animas Valley, or have a family cookout in our outdoor party tent. Take a walk with the kids or run the dogs on the 7+ acres of open space that we have surrounding the Iron Horse Inn. Play a game of Air Hockey or other arcade games in our game room while doing a quick load of laundry.

In the morning, enjoy our free continental breakfast as you take in the picturesque scenery, wildlife, and breathe the crisp air of the San Juan Mountains. All of our hotel rooms at the Iron Horse Inn are Bi-Level suites, which provides for a semi-private sleeping area and much more space than the average hotel room.

Featured Activity

At the Iron Horse Inn, we feature a variety of fun events and on-site activities to help you make the most out of your stay in Durango! Check out our featured activity below or view all of our onsite activities by clicking below.

“This place was great for what we needed! Good rooms, fun location, great breakfast. Would definitely stay here again.”

Lindsay B.

“We enjoyed our night at the Iron Horse. It was clean, the staff was great, and for the Durango area it is a bargain. Two separate sleeping areas was very nice.”

Bill D.

“We stayed at the Iron Horse Inn and loved it. Great people and service all at a very good price. Our room was new and looked great, the kids really enjoyed the pool as well. Very family friendly.”


“I loved my stay at the Iron Horse Inn! I received great service and it was such a beautiful place to stay. I would highly recommend staying there!”


“Excellent very affordable, peaceful, and very quiet – not like the frantic pace in town, this inn is about 3 miles north in the Animas Valley. The community trolley comes back all during the day to give free rides to anywhere in town. You can go out behind the place and watch the famous Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad go by each morning and evening.”