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 $106 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! (968 reviews)
"Hotel was up to expected standard. Breakfasts were disappointing but other than that everything was fine"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 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! (956 reviews)
"Super friendly staff"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Best Western Mountain Shadows
Motel Durango
Motel Durango
2.5 out of 5
2202 Main Avenue, Durango, CO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $111 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated on the riverwalk, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Columba Catholic Church, Durango Community Recreation Center, and Durango Fish Hatchery ...
3.2/5 (750 reviews)
"Older property but well maintained. No problems and great location close to everything. Friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Motel 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 Sep 28 to Sep 28
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! (646 reviews)
"The staff was extremely nice. I was impressed with the apparently new condition of the facility."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 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 27 to Sep 27
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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