Durango Things to Do

  • The train station
    The train station
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    Animas Canyon
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    Animas River
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  • 1. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

    Durango's most celebrated attraction, and a boon to the local economy, is the railroad to nearby Silverton. Using old-fashioned steam locomotives, this train offers a variety of different cars for the...

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  • 2. Mesa Verde National Park

    The most famed Indian dwelling in the United States is Mesa Verde. The settlement dates back close to 1,000 years ago. The inhabitants, known as Ancestral...

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  • 3. The Railroad Museum

    The museum has a lot of old nicely restored steam engines and wagons (see picure intro)The wagons and engines are all accessible, excepted for the presidential...

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  • 4. Mesa Verde National Park

    Durango is the city directly to the east of Mesa Verde National Park, which my wife will tell you is her favorite of the National Parks. It is located in...

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  • 5. Jeep Trail Tours

    Ghost town tours that leave from Durango, starts off with a breath taking drive to Silverton, Colorado on the Million Dollar Skyway. The impressive Molas Pass...

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  • 6. Rafting Options and how to choose an outfitter

    The popular Lower Animas River is great for families and groups with a large variety of age and adventure levels. It is a great sampler trip for ages 4 to 84!...

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  • 7. Train Ride.... All aboard....

    The best thing is Durango is the train ride from Durango, Colorado to Silverton, Colorado. It is called the Narrow Gauge Railroad. It is a 45 mile train ride up...

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  • 8. Ride the Train to Silverton

    Being Steam Buffs we had to ride the train. It's a great ride. The scenery is terrific and you expect Butch & Sundance to appear at any minute. There is time...

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  • 9. Shopping

    The shopping is NOT touristy like i expected .It's not filled with souvenior shops. They have some high qualility intresting shops . From jewerly to western...

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  • 10. Mesa Verde- Indian ruins

    Didn't go there this time but still worth it . Go early so you can get your tickets for the tours at the Far View Vistor Center ( Cliff Palace and Balcony...

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  • 11. Silverton

    Took the train there . I could have used more time . Looks like a old time western movie set . . I only had enough time to lunch it there and go in a few...

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  • 12. Swim or sunbath at Vallecito Reservoir

    Vallecito Reservoir is 20 minutes from downtown Durango. If you're like me, you crave waterscapes, or at the very least, the sounds of water lapping at a...

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  • 13. Train Tips

    * Request a seat on RIGHT (east) side of train northbound. * Book ahead, but just show up anyway - you might get on anyway. * I strongly recommend you ride the...

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  • 14. The Engine on the traverser

    A unique spectacle! While we were visiting the museum, one of the engineers announced that he would ride a steam engine on the traverser.The scene, the sound...

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  • 15. Mesa Verde National Park

    I am going to make a mention of Mesa Verde on this page. The entrance to the park is located about 38 miles west of Durango on US Route 160. Mesa Verde is the...

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  • 16. Hotel Strater

    This is the oldest hotel in Durango, which was finished in 1893. The hotel has a good collection of antique items from Durango's past. Included with the hotel...

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  • 17. Rafting the Animas River

    Durango is located on the Animas River. This river between Durango and Silverton was quite rough. I didn't see any rafters on my railroad excursion, so I don't...

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  • 18. Downtown Durango

    There were many nice shops in downtown Durango, including bookstores and clothing stores. Main Avenue had many bars and saloons, which is needed in the wild...

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  • 19. San Juan National Forest

    Just north of Durango, the road crosses through the San Juan National Forest, which bears the same name as the mountain range. Its a beautiful drive, although...

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  • 20. Million Dollar highway

    Highway 550, which runs between Durango, is referred to as the million dollar highway. It is arguably the most scenic drive in all of Colorado. The highway...

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  • 21. Animas Mountain

    Animas mountain is located within the city limits of Durango. Its a great place to hike and see the view of the entire town. The entire hike is about 5 miles...

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  • 22. The station

    Again the atmosphere of Disneyland greets you. A little county music in the background, style turn of the century... it's just great!Also the gift shop is...

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  • 23. Vallecito Lake

    About 25 miles northeast of Durango . Remember mountain roads take time . So it's not as close as it seems . A nice side trip if you have time . Fishing ,boat...

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  • 24. Horse Ranches

    There were many horse ranges in the area just north of Durango going along the Million Dollar Highway (US 550). Some of these ranches are guest ranches.

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  • 25. Animas River Walk

    The city of Durango put a walkway along the Animas River throughout the city. It is a great place to take an evening walk.

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