Durango, CO

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This town is a wonderland for outdoor adventure lovers. Located in the middle of the Animas River Valley, it is characterized by its dramatic natural landscape.

Since its founding in 1881, the small mining community of Durango has continued to expand. Today it attracts thousands of visitors for its major archaeological and natural attractions. Durango has a tightknit community of 17,000 residents and a town center recognized for its natural beauty. Stroll along the Animas River, which runs right through the center of town. Take a short walk to reveal the majestic beauty of the Animas River Valley and the San Juan Mountains.

Embark on a rafting expedition. The Animas River offers both family-friendly guided floats over gentle rapids and Class IV and V rafting to challenge those with whitewater experience.

Hike along the Animas River Valley. Bike the 7-mile (11-kilometer) car-free trail through downtown or mountain bike on over 1,000 miles of trails surrounding the city.

Rent fishing tackle to try your luck at fly-fishing in the deep river pools. Watch the scenery as you ride aboard the celebrated narrow gauge railway line that runs between Durango and Silverton, a historic mining town.

Durango offers a range of accommodation, from hotels and apartments in the heart of the downtown precinct to mountain resorts nestled in the foothills of the San Juan Mountain Range. From your downtown location, enjoy sweeping views of the valley. You’ll also be within walking distance of Durango’s excellent dining options. Try traditional Coloradan fare, like trout caught straight from the river. After you eat, join locals for a chat over a drink at a friendly neighborhood bar.

Major U.S. highways connect Durango to neighboring cities. Albuquerque is a 3.5-hour drive south. Travel north to experience Colorado’s San Juan Skyway, which cuts through the heart of the mountain range. Explore the stunning Mesa Verde National Park, just 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Durango, before returning to the town.

Where to stay in Durango

Comfort Inn & Suites Durango
Comfort Inn & Suites Durango
2.5 out of 5
455 S Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO
The price is $101 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in the heart of Durango, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Animas River Trail, and Henry Strater Theater. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (972 reviews)
"Everyone was nice and helpful. The breakfast area was was clean and stocked."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Comfort Inn & Suites Durango
Best Western Mountain Shadows
Best Western Mountain Shadows
2.5 out of 5
3255 Main Ave, Durango, CO
The price is $151 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Animas Mountain Trailhead and Durango Community Recreation Center. Sorrel Sky Gallery ...
4/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
"We stayed 4 nights and it was very good, I have no complaints. Staff was great as well as breakfast. You need to drive to everything which is no big deal, Parked in front of room thank goodness, there is no elevator so if you stay on second floor be ready to huff some luggage. I don't understand ..."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Best Western Mountain Shadows
DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
4 out of 5
501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO
The price is $178 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in Historic Downtown Durango, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Animas River Trail, Animas River, and Henry Strater Theater. Durango and Silverton ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"Great property. Great location. Nice restaurant. Great breakfast. The staff was as friendly as they could be & very helpful. Confusion about when each restaurant was opened when we asked. Hard to get in to the Beer Garden due to the large number of guests (several tour buses). Couldn’t ask for a ..."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Rustic log Cabins in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains
Rustic log Cabins in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains
Durango, CO
The price is $78 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
This family-friendly Durango cabin is located in the mountains, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Mercy Regional Medical Center, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Durango and Silverton ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Beautiful area, lots to do, very family friendly, and very nice helpful staff!"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Rustic log Cabins in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains
Homewood Suites By Hilton Durango, Co
Homewood Suites By Hilton Durango, Co
3 out of 5
15 Girard St, Durango, CO
The price is $144 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in the heart of Durango, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Animas River Trail, and Henry Strater ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (647 reviews)
"The property is nice, clean and quiet. The kitchen was not very well stocked with standard kitchen equipment so bring your own cutting board and sharp knife if you want to cook."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Homewood Suites By Hilton Durango, Co
Couple Cabin with a amazing view of the surrounding mountains
Couple Cabin with a amazing view of the surrounding mountains
Durango, CO
The price is $88 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated in the mountains, this campground is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Mercy Regional Medical Center and within 9 mi (15 km) of Animas River and Animas River Trail. ...
3.9/5Very Good! (14 reviews)
Cute cabin
"The cabin was clean and was the cutest little thing. Perfect for my overnight in Durango. A short drive to the train station and convenient to shopping"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Couple Cabin with a amazing view of the surrounding mountains
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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