You might agree that Summer is going by a little too fast. Before it’s over, why not make some last minute plans to get away from the sweltering heat? Come visit Durango and Southwest Colorado – the perfect summer destination for every budget. Our elevation is a little over 6,500 feet, so you can expect cool mornings and nights and sunny, warm, breezy days. There’s something here for everyone to explore. But, don’t forget to bring a light jacket or sweater.


Mesa Verde National Park

National Parks & Monuments

Durango is accessible to Mesa Verde National Park, Chimney Rock National Monument, Four Corners National Monument and Hovenweep National Monument.  Make Durango your hub while you explore these amazing cultural destinations.




Durango Historic Narrow Gauge Train Ride to Silverton

Historic and Scenic Narrow-Gauge Railroads

Durango is home to the Durango & Silverton Railroad and a beautiful two-hour drive to the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad.  Both historic, scenic railroads offer a step back in time with train rides through amazing scenery on vintage, coal-fired trains.




Mild to Wild Rafting Duckies

Outdoor Adventures

Durango is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.  Whether you are into family experiences or extreme activities, there is an adventure waiting for you.  Our incredible weather enables you to play outside all year long!




Durango Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Durango has over a dozen galleries, featuring amazing Native American, Contemporary Western, and Southwestern art.  The Durango Arts Center enriches the community through visual and performing arts and education.



Old West Heritage

Old West Heritage

So many ways to experience the “Old West” in Durango.  Learn more about the area’s history at the Animas Museum or visit the Roundhouse Museum at the Durango Train Station. Witness a live gunfight in front of the Diamond Belle Saloon. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride or go on a walking history tour of downtown Durango.



El Moro Spirits & Tavern Bar

Old West Restaurants, Bars & Entertainment

For dining options with “Old West” flair, check out The Strater Hotel’s restaurants and bars.  El Moro Tavern (site of “Durango’s Strangest Shootout”), or the Bar D Chuckwagon where you can enjoy a delicious cowboy meal. Their talented wranglers sing song and provide family-friendly comedy.  Dance to live music at the Wild Horse Saloon, or check out the True West Rodeo (two more dates this summer).


As Durango locals, we live here, play here, and love it here!  Let us help you put together the best, memorable Durango getaway before summer is over! Call us at 800.828.4228.