Local Attractions & Activities

Durango offers a wide variety of activities for everyone, including children. We have compiled helpful information below to help you plan your trip and make the most out of your time in Durango! You might also like to visit www.strater.com/history for more information and to sign up to receive information about events and activities around the area.


Archeological Sites & Attractions

The Four Corners Region was inhabited by ancient Puebloan people from A.D. 700 to A.D. 1300. The area's many sites, monuments, and museums offer many opportunities for exploration and discovery. Click here for more information.

Biking Around Durango, CO
Mountain and Road Biking

Durango is famous for its variety of mountain bike trails and great road biking. This small town is also the proud home of the UCI World Cup, Trails 2000, and many pro bikers.

Cross Country Skiing Around Durango, CO
Cross Country Skiing

One of the nicest parts of the winter wilderness is the absolute silence. Several cross country skiing locations exist both north and east of Durango.

Train Rides Around Durango, CO
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

This historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in continuous operation since 1881. Experience the sights and sounds of days gone by on this spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The Strater offers summer train packages as well as packages on the winter Cascade Canyon Train.

Glider Rides Around Durango, CO
Glider Rides

As you soar like an eagle through the sky, you will be able to see the beautiful San Juan Mountains, plus the Animas River winding through the valley and on a clear day 100 miles of scenery in any direction.

Golfing Around Durango, CO

Golfing in Durango means scenic mesas and magnificent valleys. Enjoy teeing up in some of the most serene surroundings Colorado has to offer.

Hiking Around Durango, CO

Hiking is one of the most popular past times in Durango. Dense wooded areas give way to high mountain vistas and lonely, rocky trails through miles of wildflowers.

Horse Back Riding Around Durango, CO
Horseback Riding

Enjoy a delightful equestrian encounter in the San Juan Mountains during your stay in Durango.

Hot Springs Around Durango, CO
Hot Springs

Rejuvanate yourself as you soak in the warm natural waters of the southwest.

Jeep Tours Around Durango, CO
Jeep Tours

The miners may be long gone, but they were nice enough to leave us endless miles of jeeping trails in the surrounding mountains. Jeep rentals are available in Durango and the trails can take you to places you've never seen before.

Museums Around Durango, CO

Looking to learn about the history of Durango and the Four Corners Region? Visit Durango's museums for a delightful educational experience.

Rafting Around Durango, CO

Experience the adrenaline rush of a raft trip or a quiet float down Durango's Animas River. There are many options for any water lover.

San Juan Sky Outfitters

San Juan Sky Outfitters

San Juan Sky Outfitters offers a variety of horseback adventures including day rides, summer pack trips, guided big game hunting, as well as drop camp options.

Skiing & Snowboarding Around Durango, CO

With over 300 inches of snow and 300 days of sunshine every year why would you ever ski anywhere else? In addition to the local ski areas, you'll find cross country trails, track skiing, sleigh rides, and of course, snowmobiling. We're the perfect spot for a romantic ski vacation in Durango.

Sleigh Rides Around Durango, CO
Sleigh Rides

Have you ever wanted to take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through a winter wonderland? Now is your opportunity to be whisked through a winter wonderland.

Snowmobiling Around Durango, CO

Experience the rush of snowmobiling through the majestic San Juan Mountains!

Spa Services Around Durango, CO
Spa Services

While you're in Durango, make sure to schedule a rejuvenating spa experience. 

Ziplines Around Durango, CO
Zipline Canopy Tour

Soaring® Tree Top Adventures, a canopy tour zip line attraction in Durango is an all-day zipline course that allows guests ages 5-91 to traverse cables making them feel like they are gliding through the air like birds from tree to tree, on a network of stainless steel platforms high in the Ponderosa canopy.



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