Durango Area

Filled with endless recreation opportunities and a rich history, you’ll never have a shortage of unique and fun things to do year round in the Durango Area.

360Durango - What to do, Where to eat, Where to shop

Browse Durango Online! The Historic Downtown makes for an excellent day trip, and it's best to go there prepared with many choices of what to do, where to eat, or where to shop. Download their free app for your iPhone or Android smartphone to stay up to date with the most current events and specials while on the go. Isn't that what vacations are for? Make decisions on the fly! 


Mesa Verde National Park

One of the Four Corner’s most treasured attractions, Mesa Verde was established in 1906 as one of the first National Parks of its kind. The Park is home to ancient dwellings built by Ancestral Puebloan Indians around 600 A.D. The people who called this area home mysteriously disappeared in 1300 AD. Today, the site has been designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by the United Nations and the #1 Monument in the World by Conde Naste Traveler. It is well preserved so that guests from around the world can tour the ancient dwellings comfortably.


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Take a ride into the past on the same track miners and cowboys used over a century ago. Winter trains depart from the Main Depot on Main Avenue in Durango or from the convenient Rockwood Station located just 10 miles south of Purgatory Village. Explore the untouched wilderness with a ride to Cascade Canyon through narrow passages, along cliff edges and past pristine waterfalls on the Animas River. Special event trains are also available, including a New Years Eve ride. At either end are museums dedicated to the area’s railroad history. The larger of the two is located in the Durango D&SNGR Roundhouse, with more than 12,000 square feet of mint-condition trains, historic exhibits, collectibles and memorabilia.


Bar D Chuckwagon

The Bar D Wranglers perform their Famous Stage Show after supper with songs of cowboys and the old west, comedy, and lively instrumentals to please the whole family.

The Regular ticket offers a choice of sliced Roast Beef or Boneless Chicken Breast simmered in our famous barbecue sauce (choice is made in the serving line)

The Combo ticket includes both Roast Beef and Chicken Breast 

The Steak ticket entree is a 12oz flame broiled Rib Eye Steak cooked in the medium range Served with: potato, oven baked beans, homemade biscuits, chunky applesauce, old fashioned spice cake, Cowboy coffee or real lemonade

Open nightly Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day


Mild 2 Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours

Discover the magic of Colorado River Rafting and Colorado Jeep Tours with Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours. They offer 27 trip options for ages 4 to 84. Options include guided raft, inflatable kayak, jeep trail tour and one-way Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad rides in Southwest Colorado. Experience why Mild to Wild has earned the most referrals and repeat customers! Space is limited so reserve your seats today at 800-567-6745.


Zipline and Paintball

Experience a thrilling adventure together with your family, soaring from tree top to tree top. Located on Hwy 160 just one mile West of Downtown Durango. Click here for the best deal on a Zipline Tour in Durango!

Our Zipline Adventures offer a bird’s eye perspective on life in the Colorado Rockies. In fact, you may just feel like an eagle after soaring above the earth for hours on end! Our Ponderosa Adventure keeps you in the air for 2 hours and our Ponderosa Grande keeps you soaring through the trees for 3 hours!


Purgatory @ Durango Mountain Resort

At the heart of Durango Mountain Resort, Purgatory Village offers just about everything you'll need on your visit to the Rockies. Take in the majestic views of the San Juan Mountains while perusing a variety of shops and restaurants, and of course skiing or riding our beautiful mountain.  The Village is the center of Purgatory, where you can relax in a beach chair in front of Purgy's or  watch the evening alpenglow over the Needles Peaks.


Wolf Creek Ski Area

Check out the current conditions at Wolf Creek