Durango and the surrounding area including Pagosa Springs and Silverton offers endless opportunities to enjoy its beautiful scenery and perfect weather year-round. In winter, try skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating, dogsledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides for fun outdoor activities. In summer, take advantage of secluded hiking trails, steep single track, exhilarating whitewater rapids or a scenic horseback ride. Experience an unforgettable hot air balloon ride, get into the backcountry with a rugged Jeep tour, or fish local rivers or hit the greens.
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Ice Pirates Backcountry Adventures in Silverton, CO
ICE PIRATES is delighted to share 55,000 acres of incredible terrain with you. With over 300 inches of snowfall a year at ride locations 16 miles north of Durango Mountain Resort (between Durango and Silverton, Colorado), Ice Pirates is family-owned and operated and permitted in the San Juan National Forest.
Ice Pirates takes you where the locals ride. Which means some of the best terrain in Southwest Colorado (and, quite possibly, in the whole state). ... Read More
Roughing it, no way! Our mountain cabins are a delight to come back to after a day of fun and adventure.Our clean, well-appointed, rustic cabins are nestled amongst pines, fir, spruce and aspen trees. Two bedroom, two bath Ponderosa cabins are ideal for families of 4-5 with a king or queen bed in one room and two singles in the adjoining room. (A rollaway can be added.) All private baths have shower/tub combinations. Our newest addition is a Premiere ... Read More
Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad and Museum in Durango, CO
In Durango, tucked in the back of the rail yard, you'll discover the 12,000-square-foot D&SNG Railroad Museum. The Museum was created in 1998 utilizing 8 stalls of the 'new' 15-stall roundhouse built in 1989. It is the only narrow gauge roundhouse built in the 20th century and was built after the tragic roundhouse fire of February 1989. The silver lining when the 1881 roundhouse burned was the opportunity to build an all-new facility with modern ... Read More
Rock Pirates offers ATV rentals and self-guided tours of the numerous San Juan County motorized trails including the famous Alpine Loop. As soon as trails are free from snow and until the snow falls again, let us outfit your epic ATV backcountry adventure.
Rock Pirates Backcountry Adventures provides a cooler with ice for each vehicle and an area trail map. Goggles, helmets, riding gloves, ponchos and etc. will be available to rent or buy. Each Tomcar ... Read More
At the La Plata County Fair there is something for everyone! Watch sheep, cattle, and swine strut their stuff for the judges, spin, flip, and play games at the carnival, watch young women compete for the title of Fair Royalty, or merely enjoy the 4-H/FFA exhibits. Read More
The Fiesta Days Rodeo includes many spectacular events sure to keep adults and kids alike on the edge of their seats. The Durango Fairgrounds features many events like team roping contests, barrel racing and the Annual Special Olympics Rodeo. Read More
Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours in Durango, CO
Take control of your own destiny and increase the level of adventure on four of our rivers by taking it on in an inflatable kayak! Available on the Lower Animas River, Salt River, Verde River and the Colorado River, inflatable kayaks (a.k.a. "duckies") are a great way to up the ante on your river experience. The smaller the boat the bigger the waves! No experience is necessary! Inflatable kayaks are shaped like a canoe, paddled like a kayak and inflated ... Read More
Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad and Museum in Durango, CO
Take our one-hour tour of the D&SNG yard, machine shop, roundhouse, car shop, rolling stock, and museum with one of our tour guides. Hear the history and see the behind-the-scenes operation of the railroad.
Times:10:30 AM and 2:30 PM Daily May through October
Fares:Adult: $ 5.00 with train ticket $10.00 without ticketChild: $ 2.50 with train ticket $ 5.00 without ticket Read More
Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours in Durango, CO
Travel back in time and over 2 miles above sea level as you explore historic ghost/mining towns, majestic peaks, cascading rivers, tumbling waterfalls and Colorado's spectacular wildflowers on one of our beautiful jeep tours. You'll be glad you are not driving as neck-jerking views and fascinating scenery unfolds outside your custom, open-air tour vehicle. Relax on our guided jeep tours while your professional guide interprets the surrounding history and ... Read More
Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours in Durango, CO
Our rafting trip options in Southwest Colorado are conveniently located out of our base in Durango, Colorado; just 3 hours from Albuquerque, 6 hours from Denver, 7 hours from Phoenix, 6 hours from Salt Lake City, 5 hours from the Grand Canyon and 3 hours from Santa Fe and Taos. Our Colorado white water rafting trips range from mild to wild, 2 hours to 4 days and for ages 4-84.We operate our raft trips on 3 beautiful, distinct rivers which contrast from ... Read More
At Kendall your family can enjoy a variety of downhill adventures including sledding, skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Open 11am to 4pm Friday through Sunday and holidays (except Christmas Day). Open daily during two week school holiday break. Full-day lift ticket: $10 per senior (age 65+), $15 per adult (age 19-64), $10 per child (age 6-18), children 5 and under ski for free! PLEASE NOTE: There is no rental equipment at the ski area. Call the Wyman ... Read More
Every evening, starting at Durango Mountain Resort, Belgian and Percheron Draft horses pull sleighs of 10-12 people through a majestic winter wonderland.We provide blankets for warmth. It's an experience you'll never forget.Slope side sleigh rides are at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm$ 39 each for adults$ 29 each for children under 12 years (infants are free)December 16th through January 1st there is no child rate.The cost is $39 per person.Reservations are required. Read More
Hiker Drop CampsIf you are a hiker and would like to have a camp with all your things packed into and out of the mountians, we can do it, just contact us to see if we have an opening on the days you wish to go. Read More
Enjoy the Colorado Winter by Horse Drawn Sleigh!Make your reservations by calling us at 970.247.8454 or by emailing us.Rapp Corral has offered custom horse drawn sleigh rides in the winter wonderland between Durango and Purgatory Ski Area since 1984. Sleigh rides are a great idea for family fun, a work party, a friends get together, or a romantic sleigh ride for two! We have five different sleighs! From our cozy two-person sleigh to the larger sleighs ... Read More
Are you ready to see Colorado in the most memorable way? Have you ever wanted to cruise from 10,000 feet to over 12,000 on a snowmobile? Satisfy your inner wild side with us! At Silverton-Molas Pass Snowmobile Tours. We'll give you the attention and personal service you've come to expect and enjoy. Come see Silverton, Colorado like few ever have. We offer the best in snowmobiles, tours and great adventures. We are a family owned business that caters to ... Read More
Chapman Hill Ice Rink Ice and Roller/Inline Skating Rink was founded in 1996, Chapman Hill Ice Rink of Durango, CO is an indoor rink and open seasonally from September 1st to March 31st.Public SkatingIce skating sessions for the public are one of the main attractions at Chapman Hill Ice Rink. Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get out of the house - plus, it's not like exercising at the gym... skating is fun! Lace-em up and come join ... Read More
Frosty Pines Wilderness Education Program in Durango, CO
Frosty Pines Wilderness Education Program is a non-profit organization created by individuals who have a deep love and respect for the wilderness and the life that thrives beyond the fence at the edge of town. Frosty Pines Wilderness Education Program is a fully guided, hands on learning experience for children and adults in a natural setting through outdoor exploration, advanced camping and survival skills and fun filled recreational activities, that ... Read More
Ski Southwest Colorado's favorite terrain at Durango Mountain Resort, located just 25 miles north of Durango in the scenic Rockies of the San Juan National Forest. Formerly known as Purgatory, Durango Mountain Resort (or DMR, as the locals call it) enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, receives an average annual snowfall of 260 inches, and boasts some of the most spectacular views of any Colorado ski resort. Readers of Ski Magazine continually rank DMR ... Read More
Gretchen and Gregg are seasoned guides who have been training and running dogs for over 20 years. Join them for a dog powered exploration of the snowy peaks of Southwest Colorado. The enthusiasm of being whisked along the trail by Siberian and Alaskan huskies is a feeling you will not soon forget.See the Colorado mountains as very few have ever seen them on picturesque mountain trails. Warmth and safety are of the utmost importance. Hot drinks, fresh ... Read More
The Town of Pagosa Springs maintains the ponds behind River Center for ice skating. When the ice is at least 4" thick, ice skating is allowed. There is no fee to skate on the ponds, and skate rentals are available nearby at Summit Ski and Sports. During Ice Skate season (Mid- Dec. thru Mid- Feb.) we offer ice skate rentals with ice skating right out our back door! Ice skates are $5 for 3 hours. Read More
Sky Ute Casino Resort offers hundreds of slot machines, five blackjack tables, one 3-Card Poker Tables, a four-table exclusive non-smoking poker room, one craps tables, a roulette wheel, and a 200 seat bingo hall. Plus, signing up for a Bear Card at the Bear Club Player Rewards Center offers you great benefits! In addition, Sky Ute Casino Resort now offers high stakes gaming on all table games and select slot machines!Use your card every time you game and ... Read More
YOUR WORK IS GUARANTEED TO BE GLAZED IN A WEEK OR LESSRUSH FIRING COST $7 A PIECEWE WILL CALL TO REMIND YOU OF YOUR FIRED POTTERY IF NOT PICKED UP IN2 WEEKS. AFTER 4 WEEKS WE CAN NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNCLAIMED ITEMSWE WILL OPEN BEFORE OR AFTER HOURS FOR ADULT OR CHILDREN'S PARTIESWTH RESERVATIONSHOW IT WORKS:Select item(s) to be painted (prices are on the bottom)Look at many examples of painting techniquesSelect your paint colors. Please pour at the ... Read More
There are many camping opportunities on the San Juan National Forest. We offer developed campgrounds and more isolated dispersed camping areas. With some pre-planning you can find a perfect spot for you and your family. While electric, sewer, water hook-ups and showers are not always available; most campgrounds have potable water, picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets.Campground reservations may be made at some sites through Recreation.gov by phone ... Read More
Basic BeadingThis class is the perfect introduction into the world of beading!! Learn to make a necklace and a simple pair of earrings.Beginning KnottingKnotting between beads is a timeless way to show off beautiful beads.Just for Kids: EarringsLearn to make several different styles of earrings. Ages 8 and up, parents welcome to sit in!Base Metal BlingCreate a fun, funky and frugal necklace with base metal chain and beads! Find out how just how stylish ... Read More
Wind Wranglers Balloon Company in Pagosa Springs, CO
Private Flights for couples and small groups. Customize your ballooning experience by choosing a nice relaxing ride high above the valley while viewing the San Juan Mountains or a ride on the wild side down a river gorge for a breath taking experience.Private Balloon FlightsVactioners from round the world agree that an escape from their generally crazy (and fabulous) lives on a private balloon ride adds to their other experiences of luxurious, extravagant ... Read More
This is where the action is. Slots and Video machines are spread throughout the Casino for your pleasure and the most Nickel Slots in the Four Corners.TITO Slots Are Here!The latest in ticket-in ticket-out slot machines now grace Ute Mountain Casino's floor.Wide Area Progressive MachinesWhat that means is that these machines are hooked up to Cripple Creek, Blackhawk, and Ignacio Casino's Wide Area Progressive Machines. Patrons now can win Hundreds of ... Read More
Wolf Creek Snowmobile Tours offers the best riding available near the Wolf Creek Ski Area; and all throughout the beautiful San Juan National Forest with convenient locations near Pagosa Springs and South Fork, Colorado. At WCST, we care about the safety of our guests, our veteran guides are all trained in backcountry safety and have a minimum certification of First Aid/CPR. Our guides typically spend over 250 days a year in the backcountry allowing us to ... Read More
Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad and Museum in Durango, CO
Once you've decided when you'll be in Durango, the next step in booking your steam rail adventure is choosing your car. With four classes of service, you are sure to find a car you'll love.Presidential Class (Age 21 and over)The Victorian splendor of a bygone era awaits you onboard one of the most legendary and historic private cars to ever grace the narrow gauge rails. The Cinco Animas offers two distinctively appointed seating areas and a large outdoor ... Read More
Wolf Creek is a high alpine ski resort, 10,300 feet at the base and 11,900 feet at the summit, located in southern Colorado on scenic U.S. Highway 160. Its versatile terrain includes 1,600 acres along a high alpine ridge serviced by two triples, two doubles, one quad chairlift, and one magic carpet. Average snowfall is 465 inches earning the area its reputation for "The Most Snow in Colorado." Read More
Rocky Mountain Balloon Adventures in Pagosa Springs, CO
For once, a fantasy can become a reality! You have a unique opportunity to "break the earthly bonds of gravity," and if you've been dreaming about flying--try this!The adventure begins when we meet our guests shortly after sunrise when the mountain air is still calm and stable, the perfect conditions for ballooning!Ballooning is a "hands-on" participation sport, and we will enlist your energy in the set-up and inflation of the balloon which will hold up ... Read More
In Colorado, we guide and instruct ice climbing trips and courses in the Ouray Ice Park, Silverton's Eureka Canyon and Durango's Cascade Canyon. New for 2012 we are offering guided climbing in Cody, Wyoming and the South Fork Valley. Southwest Colorado and the San Juan Mountains are well known for abundant ice climbing routes and impeccable conditions. From the single pitch routes of the Ice Park, to multi-pitch classics like Stairwary to Heaven in Eureka ... Read More
Wolf Creek Backcountry offers a unique lodging experience with the Pass Creek Yurt. Nestled at the foot of the Continental Divide, the Pass Creek Yurt offers a one-of-a-kind adventure. Miles of hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and snowshoeing trails surround you and the peace and serenity is unmatched. Unlike camping, everything is provided for your backcountry stay including cooking and eating utensils, beds with pillows, wood stove, and even hut shoes. ... Read More
Sportsman's Campground & Mountain Cabins in Pagosa Springs, CO
Experience the majestic San Juan Mountains at our quiet, family and pet friendly RV/tent campground and mountain cabins. Enjoy the cool, refreshing mountain air at an elevation of 8,100 ft., just 18 scenic miles from the highway and 20 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs in Southwest Colorado. Leave the crowds behind and relax with family & friends at the campground, fish for trout on nearby waters, take a scenic hike into the San Juan Mountains, check ... Read More
Founded in 1947, the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club, Inc., a non-profit organization, provides a great opportunity to learn about the earth sciences and the lapidary arts. The primary purpose of this organization is to collect and identify rocks, gems and minerals. With a fully equipped workshop, members can cut and polish their own specimens. Silversmithing and other associated crafts are also offered on a regular basis. Activities include classes ... Read More
On a starlight night with moonbeams bouncing off snow, the air is crisp and clear in this serene setting. A cowboy's voice breaks the silence as a sleigh suddenly slides forward with sleigh bells ringing. The wildlife of the winter moves against the drifted snow and falling flecks of white, as the sleigh moves along. The only noise breaking the silence is the joyous laughter of children. A part of the past comes alive as you head to an old time cooking ... Read More
Summer accommodations at Bruce Spruce Ranch include the Faris House and fourteen rustic log cabins. The log cabins vary in size and capacity but all are charming. Most of these cabins are authentic full log structures with chinking. Each has wood flooring, a full kitchen, pot belly wood stove for heat, and cold running water. Hot showers are centrally located. From the screened in front porch you can swing on a porch swing while you enjoy the whistle of ... Read More
The Best Way to Experience the San Juan Mountains.Horseback riding in Colorado is an incredibly unique way to experience the terrain. Discovering the vast mountain ranges, riding alongside a creek, or loping across a meadow - it's easy to feel like you're in a movie or fairy tale. Once you're in the saddle, you'll be able to enjoy short scenic trail jaunts, half day rides, all day rides, and even take part in competitive games in our 'Corral Capers' guest ... Read More
Diamond M Outfitters offers exclusive wilderness hunts for the archery, muzzleloading, and first rifle elk seasons. These are for fully guided and semi-guided camps only. These hunts are structured to take advantage of the unique hunting opportunities that are available in a true wilderness setting. For those hunts that occur later in the year, we offer the opportunity to hunt out of camps that combine private land and National Forest.From Wilderness ... Read More
Kurt and Danna, owners of L Bar Z Ranch Cabins, welcome you to our private, working ranch in beautiful Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Our brand new charming log cabin and our more rustic Kow Palace cabin are fully equipped with everything you need (full size kitchen, dishes, linens, appliances, etc...). Overlooking the San Juan River, our guests have access to 1/2 mile of private fishing along the famous San Juan River. We are 1 mile East of downtown Pagosa ... Read More
Do not come looking for groomed runs, crowds, or condos. What you will find here are wide open bowls, great tree runs, and the finest natural skiing Colorado has to offer, with views that will boggle the mind. Here you will find amazing lines in every direction and one chairlift perfectly located to deliver you to the goods. Ranked #1 in Steeps and #1 in Powder in the USA. Ranked 4th best ski area in North America by Outside Magazine. Open Thursday to ... Read More
With almost 60 square miles to explore in the heart of the rugged and remote San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado, the San Juan Ski Company is North America's second largest snowcat skiing and snowcat snowboarding operation.
Based at Durango Mountain Resort/Purgatory and located less than 20 miles (as a crow flies) from both Silverton Mountain and Telluride Resort, the San Juan Ski Company is also Colorado's largest cat skiing tour operator with ... Read More
Silverton powdercats is one of southwestern Colorado s sickest backcountry skiing and snowboarding experiences. Located six miles from Silverton on molas pass, ten minutes from Silverton. Let our snowcats do the hiking for you, a variety of great terrain makes for a full day of touring the San Juans. Adventure skiing and snowboarding is also offered and encouraged. A tasty lunch, beacon and free parking are included with purchase. Read More
Playground and Game RoomPull Thru RV Spaces(30/50 Amp)Tent SpacesSauna, Indoor Pool, Wading PoolCable TVConvenience StoreRestrooms and ShowerRV Supplies and LaundryFull Hookup: 25.30*Electric/Water: 23.10*Tent: 19.00**per day plus 3% lodging taxAsk about our weekly/monthly ratesDump Station is available for $5(free with stay) Read More
The River Trail is the single greatest thing to do in Durango, in spring, summer, and fall is to walk or bicycle the River Trail. It's seven miles long and goes from 32nd street all the way to WalMart. Jump on at Albertson's grocery or at "Gazebo Park" on 15th street.Bike rentals are available in town. Bring your kids, bring your camera, bring water and snacks. Read More
Energized and ready to go OUTLAW TOURS will provide the ultimate experience that you've only dreamed about. Experience Colorado's winter wonderland, where the air is so thin you can see your breath and the country is so beautiful, it will remain forever a memory. Offering 65 miles of packed and powder trails through the majestic San Juan Mountains.Outlaw Tours provides two of the best locations for your enjoyment, located on Cascade Creek and the world ... Read More
Are you interested in trading rock climbing shoes for ice climbing boots? Come experience the thrill of ice climbing with Kling Mountain Guides!KMG runs ice climbing trips and courses in the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado. The majrity of our ice climbing trips are north of Durango in Cascade Canyon, a 100% natural ice park! Our warmer days and arctic nights provide a perfect setting for waterfalls to freeze into perfect ice climbs! This all ... Read More
Bayfield Riverside RV Park is big-rig friendly, has stocked streams and ponds, and is close - but not too close - to town. Tent friendly camping for three seasons. Wide-open spaces, with flowers and trees. Open year-round. Read More
There is little doubt that interest in the sport of backcountry skiing has grow appreciably in recent years. Unlike off-piste skiing at a resort, or cat skiing, backcountry ski touring allows us practically limitless terrain from which to choose. What does this mean to you? That we can always find the best powder stashes, and keep you away from the crowds, so that you can experience the joy of skiing untracked powder in one of the most impressive mountain ... Read More
The Silverton Snowmobile Club is located in Silverton, Colorado in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. We have some of the greatest snow and powder this side of Valdez, Alaska. Our trail system runs throughout the San Juan, Rio Grande and Gunnison National Forests. We have over 150 miles of trails - both groomed and un-groomed. Riding begins at the elevation of 9-10,000 feet and rises up to 13,000+ feet - so jet those engines accordingly.Check ... Read More
Far More Than a Room and Oh What a View!Booking your vacation for an all inclusive family adventure at Colorado Trails Ranch is like discovering you have located a home away from home. The guest ranch cabins are comfortable, and beautifully decorated with a casual luxury. Once here, you may find that like all other guests, it's hard to tear yourself away... from the gorgeous surroundings, the fun loving ranch family and this new found freedom.The cabins ... Read More
Located at two kiosks on the mountain, the bar offers 7- to 20-minute sessions where customers can breathe 92 to 95 percent concentrated oxygen in flavors like orange-peppermint, mixed berry and lavender.With the bar's winter special, 7 minutes of oxygen cost $5.In addition to the relaxing and energizing potential of its offerings, the bar touts numerous health benefits of its saturated oxygen.The oxygen bar advertises its medical-grade oxygen as an aid ... Read More
Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in Durango, CO
Permanent GalleryExperience the unique history of the Ute people through their eyes. The main gallery will provide valuable insight into defining stages of Ute History.The Temporary Gallery houses changing exhibitions of particular interest to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. This exhibition space is at the north end of the building, adjacent to the Permanent Gallery. Read More
ling Mountain Guides offers the total package when it comes to skiing, ski mountaineering, and avalanche education. We are able to facilitate your ski experience from start to finish. Don't ski with an ordinary guide service, come ski with the extraordinary guide service, Kling Mountain Guides!
KMG offers tours and trips in Colorado's San Juan Mountains and Utah's La Sal Mountains! Come see for yourself why so many ski movies are filmed here and olympic ... Read More
Located on the banks of the Animas River in a historic coal-fired, steam-generated AC power plant, the Durango Discovery Museum presents a wide range of programs, exhibits, and activities designed to provide an entertaining and inspiring look at "energy "” past, present, and future."The Durango Discovery Museum is Southwest Colorado's hands-on, interactive science center for all ages. Open year-round, the museum is a dynamic new place for family ... Read More
Cabin rentals and Vacation Home rentals nestled among ponderosa pine, blue spruce, fir and aspen trees, situated in a beautiful Rocky Mountain valley just 22 miles northeast of Durango, Colorado. Read More
On 40 acres of woods, streams, and lush gardens. Decks overlook a private bass-filled lake the the La Plata Mountain Range. Kitchens are fully equipped; fireplaces, outdoor gas grills; antiques, books, art; elegant linens and bath products; fishing gear, canoes, and a rowboat. Read More
Original paintings, drawings and western memorabilia from the eventful life of famed cartoonist Fred Harman are displayed in 3 galleries. For more than 25 years, a handsome broad-shouldered cowboy named Red Ryder, on his faithful horse Thunder, galloped across the horizon of America's collective imagination. From the first appearance in the "Chicago Sun" on Sunday, November 6, 1938, Red Ryder and Little Beaver were an immediate hit.This is the home of ... Read More
The Durango Roller Girls (DRG) are an all-female women's flat-track roller derby league based out of breathtaking Southwest Colorado. DRG is skater-owned, operated, and not-for-profit. DRG recently completed an apprenticeship with the Women's Flat Track Derby Association and are currently a WFTDA member league.
The Roller Girls take the sport of Roller Derby seriously and participate in a full season of derby, including home matches in Durango. Read More
The Bar D Wranglers perform their Famous Stage Show after supper with songs of cowboys and the old west, comedy, and lively instrumentals to please the whole family. Open nightly Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Read More
Red Mountain Cabins, Motel, RV Park, & Jeep Rentals in Silverton, CO
Explore the San Juan Mountainds while Jeeping in the High Country. Visit ghost towns, mining relics, old railroads. Enjoy views of waterfalls, wildflowers, wildlife (& wild roads!). Rugged or easy rides - something for everyone. Read More
The old mining equipment is still in place, awaiting another opportunity to strike it rich. Tours depart every hour on the hour, 10am-4pm daily, May 19 through September 30. No reservations necessary. Be sure to arrive early to purchase your tickets: Adults are $17.95, Seniors (60+) $15.95, and children (5-12) $8.95 (4 and under free if held on lap). FREE gold panning with the purchase of a tour. A covered picnic area is available. Read More
6 miles south of Silverton atop Molas Pass via Hwy 550. RVs welcome, but no hookups available. 10,680 feet. Open to the public for fishing, hiking and picnics. Open June 1 through September 30 (weather permitting). Read More
Open Daily: Saturday, June 2nd - Sunday, August 19thWeekends and Holidays: August 25th - September 30thOpen 9 am- 5pm (weather-permitting)Feel the wind in your hair as you speed down the track... or take a leisurely ride and enjoy the view. Durango Mountain Resort's Alpine Slide is fun for the whole family. The chairlift carries riders up the mountain for a descent of more than half a mile. Each sled has a control stick to regulate speed as you cruise ... Read More
Wilderness Trail Ranch has teamed up with Full Blast Adventure Center in Durango for the Full Blast Zipline Canopy Tour & Hybrid Wood Paintball Challenge.Massive timber towers are perched high in the Ponderosa Pines. Colorado Mountain views stretch out in every direction from the secure towers high in the forest canopy.It's safe (even for those scared of heights), yet fast, fun, and really exhilarating. Imagine zipping through the sky suspended on a ... Read More
Free staged gunfights presented the Silverton Gunfighters Association at 5:30pm Thursday through Saturday and on holidays Memorial Day through Labor Day. At the corner of Blair and 12th Street. Read More
Soaring Tree Top Adventures, located in Durango, Colorado, is the largest, longest and safest zip line canopy tour course in the world. 34 platforms, over 27 spans ranging from 56 to 1,400 feet and several unique elements to get into and out of the trees make up the zipline course.
Soaring lasts for an exhilarating 5.5 hours. During your adventure you will soar over a mile and a quarter of zipline spans, stop for a water/snack break, and have time to ... Read More
Montezuma Inflatable Kayak Tour - 2/3 Day"No Experience Required" This 'ducky' trip runs in conjunction with our regularly scheduled raft trip, but is great for folks looking for a little more excitement than simply relaxing on a raft. You get to captain your own inflatable kayak down the mild waters of Montezuma Canyon. Lots of families split their group between the raft trip and the kayak tour. Some of the group can relax on the raft while those looking ... Read More
This is a family favorite. You'll be in the saddle for about an hour and forty minutes during this two hour excursion. This adventure includes a short, but steep hike to a natural water cave we explore by flashlight. Bring a little snack and some water for the short break we take after hiking back up from the cave. A great ride for those who want to stay out longer. Minimum age is six years old.Cave Ride | $75.00 per person | Weight limit is 220 lbs Read More
The Durango Zipline Tour has Six Stations with a seventh one being added this year. The cost is $145 (per person) and takes approximately 2.5 hrs to complete. The minimum age requirement is 4 and maximum weight for participants is 275 lbs. Scheduled departure times are 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Combine your Zipline Tour with a variety of high adventure activities for an ultimate time in Durango. Six or more guests receive ... Read More
Come and enjoy the majestic Rocky Mountains as you ride through the backcountry on an Outlaw ATV Tour. The scenery is breathtaking. The wildlife is abundant. The experience is unforgettable. Whether you want an exhilarating ride or a leisurely cruise, Outlaw has the tour for you.Individualize your off-road experience on our new ATV Tour. Our brand new Honda Rubicons with GPS are top of the line. Let our guides show you off-roading at its best!The mountain ... Read More
Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.Mug HouseThe Mug House hike offers the opportunity to see a rarely visited cliff dwelling. Mug House,built ... Read More
The trail system at Hovenweep provides visitors excellent views of all the archeological sites. The Square Tower Group features a two mile loop that begins at the visitor center and is a perfect starting point for any visit. Between the visitor center and the first overlook (a distance of roughly 300 yards), the trail is paved and may be traversed by visitors in wheelchairs with assistance. Most visitors spend an hour exploring the area, with the full ... Read More
D bar G Outfitters is located in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Colorado near Durango, CO. We have several elk hunts available to meet your preferences and budget. The elk herd in our area is one of the strongest in the nation and offers some of the best Colorado elk hunting in the state. Our hunters see many elk during the hunt and have high success rates on bull elk.Archery Elk hunters get the chance to hunt the rut in September with bugling bulls ... Read More
We boast this ride as one of the best in Colorado, if not the U.S.A. We trailer our horses to our permited staging area everyday to help perserve this pristine area. On a clear day you will view over 20 rocky mountain peaks from our 10,700 foot in elevation start. We are located just 15 minutes south of Silverton Colorado, between Molas Lake and Molas Pass Overlook. On our 2 hour ride you will go by a 60 foot waterfall deep in the San Juan Mountains to an ... Read More
You don't have to break a sweat to enjoy the beauty and thrill of a high country mountain bike ride. We offer a variety of bike tours for all abilities and fitness levels. Even though we do offer the hardcore mountain bike experience, lots of our guests love our shuttled rides from Nipple and Jackson Mountains.Nipple Mountain - 1/2 day"Gravity Tour" This shuttled tour is the easiest way to experience the beauty and thrill of a high country bike ride ... Read More
This is the river tubing trip that Pagosa is known for. We shuttle you up the river and you float back on the Cadillac of river tubes. When you are done, exit the river near the Visitors Center and Hot Springs Resort and simply walk across Main Street to our shop and catch the next shuttle. You need to be adventerous and a good swimmer to enjoy this trip. When considering taking your young children, please realize that there is always a possibility of ... Read More
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists and artisans to meet to share their harvests and talents with the Durango Community.The Durango Farmers Market represents farmers, ranchers, gardeners, herbalists, and artists. The Durango Farmers Market also includes eateries that provide ready to enjoy treats, volunteer musicians, and a children's education booth to allow customers to enjoy their morning at the Market while visiting and ... Read More
Southwest Organization for Sustainability in Pagosa Springs, CO
The Pagosa Farmers Market is located is the east end of the parking lot of Pagosa Lumber and Hardware at 2435 Eagle Drive. Markets will be held each Saturday beginning July 9th and continuing through September 24th. The Market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00pm.The Farmers Market features goods from local farms and gardens in Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County and regional farms in the Four Corners area. Featuring:Vendors with fresh, locally grown ... Read More
After entering through the tunnel, in the lowest level of the new extension, you will enter the world of the hardrock miner. The story will be told through displays and artifacts. You will visit a mine stope (where the ore was excavated), now in the process of being built using authentic equipment from the Sunnyside Mine. Read More
May through June is the prime time for whitewater rafting. Spring snowmelt swells the San Juan and Piedra Rivers and whitewater adventures abound! We offer a variety of trips to fit any schedule or budget.River Bend - 1/4 Day - 9:00 and 2:00"Splash and Dash" This quick intro to rafting is a great trip for testing the waters or those on a limited time budget. A relaxing start a few miles above Pagosa is followed by fun splashy man-made rapids right through ... Read More
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park in Pagosa Springs, CO
View the Beautiful mountains of Colorado on horseback arranged through Lobo Outfitters based here at the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park.We offer a variety of rides for everyone to enjoy. We have trail rides for those that have never been on a horse before or those that prefer adventure, overnight pack trips.A one hour ride is great for the beginner or someone who is looking for a shorter ride. The trail is through more of a meadow landscaped with a rolling ... Read More
Nothing would please us more than for you to be successfull in filling your tag. Because there are so many rules and different seasons we recommend you go online to www.wildlife.state.co.us and decide what method and season you want to hunt. Most draw licenses need to be sent into the Colorado Division of Wildlife before the first week of April. If you choose to hunt with us, then give us a call and we will help you through the process.Fully Guided Hunts... Read More
Southwest Adventure Guides offers a variety of courses and guided trips for rock climber's of all ability levels and experience. Whether a course with us will be your first time rock climbing, you are an aspiring traditional climber, or are looking to tackle a multi-pitch classic, we'll help you to build a solid foundation of skills you will be able to apply to your progression as a competent rock climber. Seasoned climber's may want to check out our Rock ... Read More
The "ranch horse experience" is central at WTR. Our riding program is lead by certified American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) instructors. This structured approach is well suited to all abilities--whether you are a timid beginner or an avid rider. Many of our horses were born on the ranch!We match our horses to your ability and we offer plenty of riding variety: Riding instruction, half and all day scenic mountain and valley trail rides, fishing ... Read More
Amid the beautiful mountain scenery, Durango's premier paintball facility awaits you. This is a Hybrid Woods ball course. Having just the right amount of trees and vegetation along with all the appropriate bunkers and obstacles creates the perfect PAINTBALL WAR ZONE. A full line of paintball rental equipment is provided to set you and your friends or family up with everything you need to get in there and shoot it up! (Personal gear may also be used, but ... Read More
Your day to escape begins with Durango Hot Air Balloons as we send you on your way to a serene adventure exploring the beautiful scenery of Colorado. Your flight will depart from the closest launch locations near Durango at either sunrise or sunset as our certified pilot inflates the balloon in the still air. The anticipation begins as the hot air balloon rises into the Colorado sky while you enjoy a charming experience with a loved one or celebrate a ... Read More
Looking for the real cowboy and cowgirl experience? Whether you want an introductory taste to handling cattle from horseback or an all day cattle drive adventure, we've got the excursion for you.
We keep a herd of 20 yearlings on the ranch to teach basic skills such as blocking, driving, cutting, and herdwork during half-days of Cattle 101. Learn to effectively move a herd through mountain terrain, or join a partner or team for the challenge of modified ... Read More
One hour ride | $42.00 | Minimum age 6 years oldWeight limit is 220 lbsA labyrinth of trails within the San Juan National Forest. Our guests can ride terrain suited to their abilities and interests. Aspen forests, Ponderosa and Oak studded hillsides, meadows, and Spruce forests on the north sides make this ride truly complete. Minimum age is six years old.Two Hour Ride | $75.00 | Minimum age 8 years oldWeight limit is 220 lbsThe trails continue. We may ... Read More
We strive to provide the highest quality of paddling instruction, and be a resource for all your paddling needs. Our program emphasizes proper technique, safety, and fun. We have been teaching adults and kids to kayak for over 16 years and our program has proven to be one of the most successful and respected paddling schools in the country. All of our lead instructors are American Canoe Association certified whitewater kayak instructors. Additional ... Read More
Lobo Outfitters has been outfitting South-central Colorado and North-central New Mexico for over forty years. We have developed a successful business based upon excellent client service. We understand that your outdoor experience with us will be a lasting memory. We strive to achieve success defined by each individual client. Please feel free to browse our website and contact us for any additional information. We would enjoy the opportunity to show you ... Read More
Beautiful Mountain Trail RidesEnjoy a beautiful mountain horseback ride that offers breathtaking views in the San Juan National Forest overlooking Lemon Reservoir. Pack a picnic and bring a camera for a 1/2 or an all day ride. We also offer 1, 2 and 3 hour rides. This is the most scenic and best ride in the four corners just a short 25 minutes from downtown Durango. We have experienced horses for all level of riders from very first timers to advanced ... Read More
Ski and Bow Rack has some of Southwest Colorado's and northern New Mexico's Best guided fishing trips! Please Call Today for more information 970-264-2370 or contact us here.
Snow Angel Ranch, Pagosa Springs COThe Snow Angel Ranch is one of the best kept secrets of the area. Enjoy catching trophy sized trout while feeling like you've taken a step back in time. Very beginner friendly with very positive results.
Navajo River, Chromo COThe Navajo River is an ... Read More
High Country Fishing Charters in Pagosa Springs, CO
Guided fly fishing trips in Pagosa Springs CO. Fish the High Country streams of the San Juan National Forest, Navajo Lake, the San Juan River (The Quality Waters, in New Mexico) and exclusive rights to private property on the Navajo River and San Juan Rivers, near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.Join a Pagosa Springs Fishing Guide for a great day fishing on the rivers and streams in Southwest Colorado, and Northern New Mexico on Navajo Lake and the " Quality ... Read More
Mayflower Gold Mill The American West once had hundreds of precious metal mills. Now, most are in various stages of ruin. One important exception is the Mayflower Mill, (or the Shenandoah - Dives Mill) located two miles northeast of Silverton. A National Historic Landmark, this wonderful piece of mining history is open to the public. Witness first hand how the miners were able to extract gold, silver and base metals from the hard rock ores in this ... Read More
If you are looking for spectacular scenery, waterfalls, ghost towns, forgotten gold mines, and wildlife, then Outlaw Hummer and Jeep tours has the adventure for you! Sit back and enjoy as our experienced guides take you back in time to places where few have been.Noted as Colorado's best-kept secret, the spectacular scenery of Colorado's western slope is the key to the state's colorful past and present. Our panoramic tours and professional guides provide ... Read More
Come rock climbing with Kling Mountain Guides, Durango's only family oriented mountain guide service. Whether you have never been climbing before or you are an expert looking for some advanced techniques, Kling Mountain Guides can take you there. The Durango area offers extraordinary climbing for people of all ages and abilities. All prices are per person and based on groups of at least two. Cost includes all necessary equipment including climbing shoes ... Read More
Stop by the San Juan Historical Society's Museum for a taste of the area's rich local history. Built as a jail in 1902, the building has served formally as the history museum since 1965. Open Memorial day through mid-October. Admission is $5 for all visitors age 12 and older. Read More
The Pagosa Springs Golf Club is a spectacular Public Resort Facility with 27 championship holes. Ponderosa pines line the fairways making the course both beautiful and challenging. Golfers are surrounded with magnificent views of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado.Each year new golfers are tested by our challenging 27 holes of golf. Leagues, tournaments, and golf outings at Pagosa Springs are great ways to get together on the golf course. Be ... Read More
WTR offers a fantastic variety of angling options: rivers, lake, ponds, streams, guided, or non-guided.
On the Ranch
We have multiple ponds on the ranch stocked with Rainbow Trout. Fishing rods, lures, and bait are available for your use. Fishing on the ranch does not require a license. Fly-fishing casting clinics are also offered each week with our one of our in-house guides.
Our pontoon boat provides a roomy and relaxing platform to fish ... Read More
You'll Have a Great Time Here In Trout Heaven.If you love to fish, vacationing at Colorado Trails Ranch is the place for you. Not just because we love fishing too, it just so happens that this part of Colorado features some of the finest trout fishing around. As our guests, you'll be able to experience the action on some of the best fishing spots in the state. We also introduce lots of non-fishermen to this great sport. Our fishing guides teach beginners ... Read More
Mountain Biking (MTB) may not have been born in Southwest Colorado, but our mountains and trails are certainly where it came of age.The first ever UCI World Mountain Bike Championships were held in Durango and hosted at nearby Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. Twenty plus years later our area plays host to thousands of visiting riders and has grown to include hundreds of diverse trails from desert's edge to the highest mountain vistas.At Wilderness ... Read More
The San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado boast the greatest density of 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado and the area has been nicknamed "The Switzerland of America."! As you hike, you can enjoy these glorious peaks from either vast vistas, or for the truly motivated, from their summits!The ranch's property borders both the Piedra and Weminuche Wilderness Areas, which together comprise the largest road less area in Colorado.From the ranch, you can enjoy ... Read More
Start creating a lifetime of memories enjoying a simple life in the Colorado Rockies with family and friends. Renew family ties in a hectic world. There is a wide range of daytime activities and instruction - horseback riding, fly fishing, swimming, rafting, hiking - try new adventures. Evening activities are entertaining - hay ride, cowboy campfire singalong, and Western dancing. Join us and make memories. Read More
Durango Soaring Club has been treating passengers to the thrill of silent flight since 1976.
Sailplanes are towed aloft to an altitude (depending on the ride you choose) and then released. As you soar like an eagle back to the gliderport, you will be able to see the beautiful San Juan Mountains, plus the Animas River winding through the valley and (on a clear day) 100 miles of scenery in any direction. Read More
This championship mountain course, which is situated 7,600 feet above sea level, features elevated tees, rugged cliffs, long slim valleys, and great scenery to name just a few of the highlights that make this such a wonderful place to visit. Some of the elevation changes feature drops from tee to fairway measuring up to 150 feet. Hole #10, a 420-yard, par 4, requires a tee shot not more than 225 yards because the fairway concludes at the crest of a steep ... Read More
Experience the freedom and tranquility of floating across the sky, with a bird's eye view of places you may have seen before, but never as you will see them from above. Durango has never looked more beautiful, than from far above the treetops!
Balloon Rides near Durango are generally flown around Sunrise or Sunset, when air conditions are traditionally clear, calm, cool and stable.
Following a detailed flight briefing, you will then be invited to assist ... Read More
See Durango the way the locals see it, from the river! Whitewater rafting down the Animas River will be the highlight of your family vacation and is one of the favorite things to do in Durango, CO. Mountain Waters guides are the best guides ever and know how to show you a great time while they can inform you all about Durango's history, things to do around town like rock climbing, zip lining and 4x4 sight seeing. How about renting one of our cruiser bikes ... Read More
If you are an avid fisherman/ person or just like to relax in the sun with your hook in the water, we are located on beautiful Lemon Reservoir where the fish are plentiful.
Bring the family, pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the San Juan mountains. For those that can't sit still and wait for the fish to bite, try a guided trip on one of the areas 5 gold medal streams. Travel into the back country with us to fish some remote streams and lakes for the ... Read More
In all the world there is nothing more exhilarating than a whitewater adventure in the Rocky Mountains. The thrill of spring run-off or the slower pace of a late summer float will spark the interest of every adventurer.
Feel the excitement as you splash through the rapids of Smelter, Sawmill, Santa Rita, and Pinball. Your certified guides will insure your safety and provide historic information while you enjoy the scenic beauty of the Animas River.
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More Fun - More Work - More Adventure!Ride the Animas in an inflatable kayak & go for the next level of excitement! Great for First Timers, accompanied by a professional Guide! Easy to Learn! Once the spring time snow melt peaks and begins to recede we bring out the inflatable kayaks to offer a higher level of excitement for those who are fit enough and game enough for the adventure.People on our ducky trips are paddling themselves down the river, ... Read More
Are you in town for just the day and don't want the hassle of route finding? Do you want to sneak away from your family vacation for a few days? Each summer, beginning Memorial day weekend and concluding in mid-September we offer guided, Mountain Bike Day Tours.
Our Mountain Bike Day Tours are a great way for you to experience the Durango backcountry safely and conveniently with one of our expert guides. We offer various pricing options to suit your ... Read More
The Dalton Ranch Golf Club has been called "The Sparkling Jewel" of the Four Corners. The spectacular setting of the Animas River Valley provides a wonderful setting for a round of golf. The course plays from four different sets of tees, ranging in lengths from 5,500 to 7,000 yards. Slope and rating information is available on our scorecard. View our yardage card for a closer look, or see what past visitors have said about the course. Dalton Ranch is a ... Read More
Chimney Rock is a San Juan National Forest Archaeological Area located in Colorado between Durango and Pagosa Springs and managed for archaeological protection, public interpretation, and education. Its care, protection, and preservation are shared by the Pagosa Ranger District, USDA Forest Service and the public, who contribute through tour fees, donations, and purchase of items from the Chimney Rock Visitor's Center. The Chimney Rock Interpretive ... Read More
The Pioneer Museum is located at the corner of 1st and Pagosa Streets, on the east side of Pagosa Springs near the bridge. The displays depict life in the area from the 1890s to the early 1900s. Step back in time and visit a dentist's office, a barber shop, a general store and a country schoolroom.
Other displays include a blacksmith shop, a typical early 1900 kitchen and logging and ranching equipment. Visit us at our web site and enjoy the slide show ... Read More