Whats there to do?


There are an infinite number of activities and attractions for the curious mind and adventurous body in and around Durango. Below you will find a list of a few of the things you can check out and do during your visit to the beautiful and massive San Juan Mountains.


DURANGO & SILVERTON NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD: The D&SNGRR travels 45.4 miles each way along the Animas River from Durango to Silverton during the summer season May through October.  Visit DurangoTrain.com for more information.

FLY FISHING: Animas Valley Anglers (gottrout.com) offers the most complete year-round guide service and some of the best fly waters in the west.  AVA guides and instructors pride themselves on no-pressure guiding that is professional, educational and enjoyable.

ATV RENTAL, RAFTING AND MORE: There are many rental agents and rafting companies in the area; below are a few. 

Outlaw Tours offers Hummer and Jeep tours as well as ATV adventure tours.  They also have inflatable kayaks which allow you to "be your own navigator on the Animas River" and rafting tours. They can be found in Durango, Pagosa Springs, Silverton and Ouray.  For more information visit www.outlawtours.com.

Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours offers rafting, 4 X 4 tours, train packages, jeep rentals, zip line tours, paddleboards, inflatable kayaks and Mesa Verde experience tours.  For more information visit DurangoRivertrippers.com.

Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours offers family friendly guides and packages to suit all needs including river & trails, rivers, rails & ghost town trails, ghost town trails & rails, and rails & raft combinations.  Visit www.Mild2WildRafting.com for more information.

Flexible Flyers Rafting offers one hour, two hour, half day and full day tours.  Visit flexibleflyersrafting.com for more information.

4 Corners Whitewater offers rafting adventures in Telluride and Durango.  They have "family friendly, moderate and high adventure compo trips."  For more information visit www.raftingdurango.com.

Durango Rafting offers opportunities to ride the train, experience a zip line, go on 4 X 4 tours, rent a bike, rafting and rock climbing.  For more information visit www.DurangoRafting.com

Southwest Raft and Jeep offers 2 and 4 hour raft and kayak trip, or you can raft and enjoy a zip line, go tubing and do a little hiking or rent a jeep!  For more information visit www.southwestraftandjeep.com.

HORSEBACK RIDING: Below are a few options!

Rapp Corral offers experienced and inexperienced riders options for a fun adventure on horseback.  They offer one, two and tree hour rides, cave rides and rides around the area cliffs and mountains.  For more information visit www.rappcorral.com.

Over the Hill Outfitters, Inc. offers horseback rides, pack trips, clinics, photography workshops, hunts and tours.  For more information visit www.OverTheHillOutfitters.com.

AREA ENTERTAINMENT: Theater, Western Stage Shows and Vaudeville!

Bar D Chuckwagon Durango's famous option for great barbecue and songs from the old west.  The Bar D Wranglers provide the entertainment with "lively instrumentals" to please the whole family.  For more information and to make reservations (required) visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Durango Western Music & Vaudelville Show available June through September at the Henry Strater Theatre  on Main Street in Durango.  For more information and reservations visit www.HenryStraterTheatre.com.

TOURS AND SUCH: Gold mines, Archeology digs, Wineries and more.

Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour A short ride into Silverton will bring the treat of this one hour guided underground tour into an actual mine.  Equipment throughout the age is showcased and demonstrated.  For more information visit www.minetour.com.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center A day long tour available Wednesday and Thursdays from May through September.  Children must be 10 to join the tour.  Located in nearby Cortez, visit www.crowcanyon.org for more information.

Honeyville Perfecting the art of honey since 1918 this factory store is open all year round and offers honey wine and whiskey tasting, homemade jams and jellies along with many other treats.  For more information visit www.honeyvillecolorado.com.

Winery at Fox Fire Farms Open from mid May through October, Thursday through Sunday and by appointment November through April. You must be 21 or older to participate in wine tasting. For more information visit www.foxfirefarms.com.

Aztec, New Mexico Visit the Aztec Ruins National Monument, take advantage of the Alien Run Mountain Bike Trail, check out over 300 Natural Sandstone Arches, visit the Navajo Lake State Park, see the Ancestral Pueblitos and Petroglyphs...information can be found at AztecNM.com.


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Hiking at the Lodge

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