Did you know that the downtown area in Durango has got as many restaurants per capita as San Francisco, contending to the title of 'Restaurant Capital of the Western US'!
Best way to travel: Car
#1 thing to do: Mesa Verde National Park
#2 thing to do: El Diablo Alpine Guides
#3 thing to do: Grand Motorcar Collection at Durango
Fun Fact: Durango got its name from Urango, a Basque word that means 'water town'.
#1 Car Rental Company: National, Enterprise and Avis
Durgano, Colorado is situated in the San Jaun Range of the Rocky Mountains. This beautiful mountain town is 6,512 feet above sea level and is part of La Plata County. This southwest Colorado town provides limitless recreational opportunities along with vivid history and luxuries of life.
1. Ride the Durango Train: Take a step back in time riding the coal fired steam
locomotive through 46 miles of the San Juan National Forest to Silverton, Colorado, an old mining town. You will enjoy breathtaking sites as you ride along this trail that has been in operation for over 125 years.
2. Durango Mountain Resort: This ski resort boasts of 85 trails and is ranked #1 for
winter weather by Ski Magazine. Whether you are an amateur or a professional you will find a trail suited for you. In the summer try tobogganing down the Alpine Slides at the resort or take a scenic chair lift ride up to the top of the mountain.
3. Relax at Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs: Take a dip in one of two natural
mineral hot springs or swim in the heated Olympic sized pool. Relish in one of the 28 healing and restorative massages and body treatments offered at the facility. Whether you are looking to relax or rejuvenate, Trimble Spa is a spot the entire family can enjoy.
4. Mesa Verde National Park and Archeological Attractions: Sign up for an exciting
adventure of a hike through the Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, or Aztec Ruins. On this hike you will explore history like never before, learn about Native American culture, and take in some panoramic sites.
5. Visit the Children's Museum of Durango: Located in the Durango Arts Center
this exhibit features many hands on activities for children. The current exhibit, “Living Off the Land” engages children in hands on activities to teach about the ecosystem of the Rocky Mountains, respecting the land, and making good food choices.