Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - Take a ride back through time behind a historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive. Enjoy the sites and sounds of yesteryear on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as it winds through 46 miles of the San Juan National Forest to the old mining town of Silverton, Colorado, a National Historic Landmark.
Downtown Durango is a National Registered Historic District; and Main Avenue looks much like it did 100 years ago, with highlights like the historic Strater Hotel, Diamond Belle Saloon and Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Station and Museum. Restaurants, galleries, boutiques and museums dot the walkable downtown area where visitors and locals spend their time.
Mesa Verde offers a unique chance to walk in the actual footsteps of the vanished Anasazi civilization. Tour the former homes of the Ancestral Puebloans who thrived in this mysterious collection of cliff dwellings. Mesa Verde has been designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by the United Nations. It was also rated the #1 "Historical Hot Spot" by Historic Traveler magazine.
Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is perfect for families and groups, experts, intermediates and beginners alike because of our spectacular location, world class ski and snowboard terrain on Purgatory Mountain, slopeside lodging, and multitude of activities including tubing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowcat trips, kids programs, nordic skiing, and snowshoeing -- plus the genuine Colorado town of Durango.
The Animas River provides the rafter or kayaker hours of entertainment. The Animas is also well known for a two-mile stretch of Gold Medal Waters that run through town, with the highest quality of fishing for large trout.
Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs - Whether you need a soak after a long day of skiing or mountain biking the great Durango trails - this hot springs and day spa will sooth whatever ails you. Historically know as 'healing waters' due to the many minerals contained in the water, the hot springs relax tight muscles and sore joints year-round.