Durango Colorado Travel Guide
The two-million acre San Juan National Forest and the San Juan Mountains, the largest range in the Rockies, are popular destinations for mountain bikers, rafters, kayakers, horseback riders, rock climbers, hikers, campers, hunters, and fishermen. However, the city's biggest tourist draw is a nine-hour historic train ride in a vintage steam locomotive. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which was used to haul precious metals in the 1880s, now takes tourists for a 47-mile, open-air journey through mountains and forests and past abandoned mines to historic Silverton and back.
Nestled in the Animas River Valley, Durango is surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. The Animas River runs through downtown and boasts gold medal fly fishing waters, and is well-known for whitewater rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. Durango is popular as an outdoor destination for activities like hiking, mountain biking, road biking, backpacking, rock climbing, hunting, off-roading, year-round fishing, kayaking, and golfing. Main Avenue, which is home to clothing boutiques, restaurants, newsstands, tourist and gift shops, mall, bars, lounges, and other businesses, cuts through Downtown Durango
Love to ski and snowboard? The Durango Mountain Resort in winter, which also offers hiking, fishing, rafting, and horseback riding in warmer months. You will not be able to resist Durango, Colorado for your next vacation. Get that heart pumping on a zip line through the Colorado landscape or pick up some white water rafting and see everything in a whole new light. Snow sticks around in the Durango mountain tops through April each year and welcomes the Spring with loads of colorful flowers covering the mountain base. A beautiful place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts and a great town for the ones who love to shop!