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Durango Attractions & Fun

Durango Colorado Attractions and FunDurango is renowned for its fun, laid back attitude, its vibrant arts culture, and an appreciation for outdoor activities.  It is also steeped in local history, and between all these facets, it has developed a wide variety of attractions for all ages.

Those looking to spend their time outdoors will enjoy exploring stretches of the Colorado Trail, which spans the state and passes through Durango.  

After some hiking, check out the stunning peaks and sweeping wilderness of San Juan National Forest.  Those will to travel a bit further from town shouldn’t miss Mesa Verde National Forest and it’s awe-inspiring cliff dwellings.

History buffs will enjoy a ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which, as the name suggests, travels between Durango and the tiny ski town of Silverton.  Wrap up the experience with a visit to the attached railroad museum.  Spend another day wandering through historic downtown Durango – a chance to not only experience the history but also to enjoy the lively culture that has grown up over the years and maybe take advantage of some window shopping.

Need some arts and culture in your stay?  The Henry Strater Theatre is one of the oldest running theatres in Colorado and shows a range of theatrical productions in the beautiful and prestigious venue.  National Geographic has named the Henry Strater as one of the top places to experience in the country.
Durango also has a range of different museums, music venues, parks and more.
Durango - Attractions & Fun