Favorite Activities & Things to Do Durango, CO
Favorite Things to Do in Durango, Colorado
Durango's Most Popular attraction, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in continuous operation for 128 years, still carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives. Enjoy the feeling of yesteryear for a spectacular scenic journey on board this narrow gauge railroad. Along with yard tours and a railroad museum, there are numerous special event trains for holidays and kids as well as for photographers, wine coinnesseurs and beer enthusiasts.
For the past 50 years, the Bar D Wranglers have provided supper and then performed songs of cowboys and the old west, comedy, and lively instrumentals. One of Durango's favorite attractions for tourists and locals alike, it is a very enjoyable and entertaining western dinner show that never gets old. Perfect for adults and kids alike, 15 minutes north of Durango, Open nightly Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Go Fishing in Paradise!
World class fishing waters abound within a stones’ throw of downtown Durango. The Animas River runs through town and we are blessed with 3 more rivers: The Florida, pronounced locally with the Spanish version, (Floreeeda), The Pine and The La Plata are all within 20 minutes of town.
Durango’s most extensive Fly Fishing Headquarters with a Fascinating Fly Fishing Inventory in their store at 923 Main Avenue, Durango. Duranglers specialize in custom, year round guided trips to fabulous waters, some with exclusive access in the Four Corners area. Their guides will put you where the fish are and show you how to catch them. They’ll teach fly fishing skills to beginners of all ages and provide fine points and useful tips to the expert angler. Duranglers is the finest fly fishing guide service in the region. Let them plan an unforgettable fishing trip on one of the world-class waters that flow near Durango.
For the Hunters and Outdoor Lovers:
We are a small, family run outfitter dedicated to providing you with the best pack trip or hunt you can have at any price. We are father and son, Terry Palmer and Randy Palmer. Our base of operation is the Palmer Quarter Horse Ranch on the Florida River, near Durango Colorado. The ranch has been in our family since 1952. Three generations of Palmers work together to keep the herd of over 100 horses thriving. We pride ourselves on having the finest horses anywhere. What this means to you is a horseback experience that is unequaled in both reliability and pleasure, and one that you will never forget. 970-247-1694
Enjoy tours such as the San Juan Skyway, the Million Dollar Highway, The Million Dollar Brewery Tour, the Happy Hour Durango Brewery Tour or the Southwest Colorado Winery tour. 970 238-0136
Rent an E-bike today and see Durango like a local. Roll is a solar powered electric bike rental and door-to-door delivery company serving Durango, Colorado. Rent a Roll ebike and we’ll deliver (for free) to your hotel, vacation rental, VRBO, Airbnb or family or friend’s home within 10 miles of downtown. Rent a bike for 2, 4, 8 hours or multiple days.
With online booking and free delivery, your vacation starts as soon as you arrive. Wake up ready to cruise around town or along the Animas River Trail or venture up to Fort Lewis College, out to Lake Nighthorse or Trimble Hot Springs in the beautiful Animas Valley. Ebikes are a great outdoor activity for friends, couples and families —all riding levels and ages can ride together and smile big. 970 233-7904
Create your Own Glass Art Piece:
In less than an hour, (or more if you’d like), create your own glass art piece. Whether you use it or hang it, you’ll be addicted to expressing your soul and following your creative heart. For kids or adults alike. Experience has no advantage. Open during the day every day except Tuesday. Located one block from the train depot, under the Balcony Bar. 600 Main Avenue, Durango, 970 259-2229
Soak yourself Silly:
Just North of Durango, in a beautiful, old fashioned setting, red cliff views, lots of grass, shade trees, full services, 6 miles north of Durango, Closed Wednesdays. 970-247-0111
Swing that Club in God’s Country:
With stunning views of Perins Peak and in town convenience, this municipal golf course is very popular, 18 holes 970-247-1499
In the gorgeous Animas Valley with views of the red cliffs, 10 minutes north of town, 970-247-8774
Located 30 miles south of the Durango RV Park, Golf Digest rated this course the #1 Municipal Golf Course in the nation. Shots over sandstone canyons and long arroyos will challenge golfers of all levels. 505-326-6066
For the History Lovers among us:
Fascinating Cliff Dwellings one hour west of Durango on Highway 160 – a beautiful drive, a remarkable and memorable experience, allow several hours if not all day. Open throughout the year. 970 529-4465
Walk through the preserved archeology of multi-story structures, residential rooms and mazes, ceremonial kivas left by the 11th through 13th century ancestors of the Southwest. Historical, educational video. 725 Ruins Rd, Aztec, NM (505) 334-6174
Located in the 1904 Animas City Schoolhouse, the Animas Museum is Durango’s Historical Museum.
Call ahead for hours. 970-259-2402
Tucked in the back of the Durango’s rail yard, you’ll discover the D&SNG Railroad Museum. The 12,000 sq. fot. space was created in 1998 utilizing 8 stalls of the 15-stall roundhouse. Many families and old railroad workers have donated artifacts that tell the history of this railroad and the City of Durango. Now every square inch of the museum is packed with informative displays and memorabilia. Free admission. Open every day the train runs. 970 247-2733
5875 Highway 550
Durango, Colorado 81303
We are located 12 miles South of Walmart
8:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Monday - Sunday