Our Favorite Ways to Witness Fall

Fall is beautiful in Durango: the river runs clear, the trees are on fire, the air is crisp and the days sunny and pleasant. With colors beginning to change and peak season just around the bend, we thought we’d share a couple of our favorite ways to get out there and soak up the sights.







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There are innumerable trails in the Durango area for reveling in the incredible autumn colors. Late September, head to the high country where the aspens are combusting and the air is crisp. In town, the Animas River Trail is decorated by scrub oaks, box elder and cottonwood come early-mid October.

Horseback rides

Rustler’s Roost and Over the Hill Outfitters both offer horseback rides well into fall (mid-October). Whether you want to wander the colorful mountainsides for a brief and bountiful hour or spend the day moving from perch to perch, these folks offer prime fall season excursions.

Plane ride

From above, fall colors meld together and enhance an already spectacular view. Whether you head south for a tour of Mesa Verde or north for alpine lakes and mountain vistas, Tall Pines Aviation offers a unique and intimate way to view the region from on high.

Train ride

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Fall colors are best seen from aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Photo courtesy of DATO.

From cottonwoods and oaks along the river in town to aspens in the high country, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers an exceptional tour of Durango’s color show. The train is filling up with people eager to see fall colors, so hurry and book now!




Zip Line 

Flying through a gorgeous grove of aspen trees. Photo courtesy of DATO.

Flying through a gorgeous grove of aspen trees. Photo courtesy of DATO.

Soar through stunning Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, ponderosa pine, and amber aspen trees during an exciting ride on the world’s longest zip line. The final day of Soaring Tree Top Adventures’ season is the October 16. Don’t miss out!





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