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Durango is a full of great things to do for whole family.

Durango offers a variety of outdoor activities and sightseeing opportunities. Climb aboard the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a leisurely trip through the canyons of southwest Colorado’s San Juan National Forest, or visit one of the area's outdoor playgrounds and enjoy miles of world-class skiinghiking, and mountain biking trails.

Check out southwestern Colorado’s cosmopolitan side when you experience all of the comforts and attractions that downtown Durango has to offer. Immerse yourself in our town’s vibrant heritage on a walking tour through historic downtown, and savor a gourmet meal at one of the area’s many cafés or restaurants. Take in a show at a Durango theatre or music venue, or feed your creative side at one of Durango’s museums or art galleries.

Historic Downtown Durango has it all— kids’ shops and clothing boutiques, art galleries and vintage stores… not to mention cool old buildings that harken back to a bygone era.  independent bookstores, a stop at Maria’s Bookshop. is a must. In addition to globally celebrated literature, the staff hand-picks books with local significance.

The nationally acclaimed Toh-Atin Gallery showcases fine art from Native artists. Think jewelry, weavings, pottery, and vintage collection. Their collection of Katsinas—carved wooden dolls representing the sacred spirits—will inspire and delight with their delicate details and personality.

Check out our Durango Visitors Guide for lots of other great ideas


Visit Durango Guide
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Staff Picks 


#1 Burger: The Jackburger at Grassburger 

#1 Beer: One Wit Wünder at Steamworks Brewing Company 

Best Ice Cream: Cold Stone (Or Cream Bean Berry)

Gotta Try: Rupert's 

Its a Steak Kind of Night: Ore House 

Try Something New: The Yellow Carrot

Date Night: The Roost

Video Tours 

Durango, A Hiden Gem 

A Handful of Adventure Ideas    

The History of Durango Co.