Things to Do In Durango


Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Take a ride deep into the majestic San Juan Mountains on one of the last remaining coal-powered trains in the country. Check out special events like the Cowboy Poetry Ride or the winter ride on The Polar Express to the North Pole.  Read more about the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Mesa Verde National Park

A trip to the Southwest would not be complete without a visa to Mesa Verde, one of the last remaining Ancestral Puebloan sites in the country. Mesa Verde is always open, but opportunities vary with the seasons so be sure to plan your visit in advance.   Read more about Mesa Verde National Park.

Animas River Rafting

Epic river trips on Rio de Los Animas offer an adventure unique to Durango. Enjoy mellow swims and class III and IV rapids on one of the most beautiful rivers in the southwest.  Read more about Animas River trips.

Jeep Rentals & Tours

Pack a little adrenaline into your summer vacation and head on one of the many 4-wheel drive trails that take you from Durango or Silverton deep into the mountains. The passes are challenging, exciting and incredibly beautiful.  Read more about jeep rentals and tours.

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort

A hub for activities year-round, DMR offers everything from awesome skiing in the winter to biking, hiking, alpine-slide riding and zip lining in the summer. Be sure to check out the special events calendar as DMR hosts a number of worthy events.  Read more about Durango Mountain Resort.


Both the San Juan and the Animas rivers offer an exceptional fly-fishing experience. And whether in boat or on shore, a number of local lakes offer prime fishing as well.  Get advice from locals at shops in downtown Durango, go with a guide, or wander the peaceful shores yourself for what ensure to be a perfect day—catch or no catch.  Read more about fishing in Durango lakes and rivers.

Golfing at Dalton Ranch

Enjoy a scenic game of golf, playing a challenging 18 holes along the banks of the Animas River, tucked into the beautiful Animas Valley. Dalton Ranch Golf Course and Club offers tennis, swimming and dining on site as well.  Read more about Dalton Ranch.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking competes with skiing for Durango’s most popular sport, and with good reason. Endless trails in and around the Durango area offer a fun and challenging ride to any rider.  Read more about mountain biking in and around Durango.

Horse Back Riding

Embrace the cowboy culture of the southwest and hop on a horse of your own for a ride deep into the majestic mountains around Durango. Whether for a short ride with a packed picnic or an overnight adventure, horseback riding is a sure way to enjoy all that Durango has to offer. Read more about horseback riding in the Durango area.Golfing at Dalton Ranch