There are endless activities in the Durango area and activities for all ages. We put together a list to get you on your way. Once you arrive, be sure to ask for recommendations since there’s always something new and exciting in the Four Corners … take a stroll through Historic Downtown Durango with its quaint shops, art galleries & fine restaurants. You can spend a day riding the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, river rafting or hitting the trails on horseback. Mesa Verde National Park is one half hour to the west, it’s truly spectacular & a definite Bucket List contender.

Top Things to do in Durango, Colorado

No matter the seasons adventure abounds in and around Durango. Plan an action packed getaway in what could be the best Colorado family vacation to date.


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Come Alive in Durango During the Summer

With beautiful weather and lots of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, golf, boating and fishing it will keep everyone entertained.

Some of Durango’s most popular summer attractions include the Mesa Verde National Park and riding the historic Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

If you are feeling adventurous we recommend booking a trip with Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, taking a ride on Purgatory’s Alpine Slide, or flying through the forest on a zip line tour.

Looking for a taste of the Old West? Saddle up for a horseback ride and reserve an evening with the Bar-D Chuck Wagon Dinner and Show, or test your luck gambling at the Sky Ute Casino.

For a little mountain culture plan a trip around the Music in the Mountains festival, catch a show at Melodrama Theater, and visit the Open Shutter Gallery.

Be sure to save time to stroll around the historic downtown featuring many wonderful restaurants, microbreweries, and wine bars.

Call us and we can help you plan the perfect Colorado summer vacation!

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Fall is Absolutely Spectacular in Durango!

The mountains glow with golden aspens and the crisp weather is lovely for hiking the Colorado Trail (just a short walk from the Inn) or strolling the historic downtown.

Fall is also a great time for festivals in Durango! Beer connoisseurs won’t want to miss a ride on the Durango Brew Train or the great food, music, and beer during the Durango Oktoberfest.

Families will love the Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express and the free tastings, apple-pressing, and pie eating contests at the Apple Days Festival.

Explore our colorful Colorado history during the Durango Heritage Celebration and discover the rich culture of the American cowboy during the annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

The cooler weather is also a great time to enjoy a soak in the Trimble Hot Springs.

Make your plans early to enjoy the popular time of year!

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Enjoy a Colorado Ski Vacation or a Romantic Getaway

Skiers and boarders will enjoy hitting the slopes at Purgatory Mountain Resort, but outdoor enthusiasts will find lots of winter adventures waiting as well. You can explore local trails with snowshoes or cross country skis, or if you want a more extreme adventure you can scale frozen waterfalls ice climbing!

For a truly unique winter experience, climb aboard a sled behind a team of huskies to be whisked through forest on a dog sledding tour.

Want to rekindle a little romance, or maybe start a new one with a proposal? There is nothing as romantic as a sleigh ride through our winter wonderland!

We are also a great location for families to celebrate the holidays with Durango’s own Polar Express or Christmas Tree Train on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and photographers will delight in capturing stunning winter scenes on their Winter Photographer's Train.

Starting planning your winter escape today!

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Spring in Durango Offers the Best of All Seasons

Spring in Durango can bring both snow and warm, sunny days, which provides the opportunity for multiple activities on your trip!

Enjoy spring skiing at Purgatory Mountain Resort or a beautiful bike ride through the mountains to Silverton during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.

There are also lots of great spring festivals to enjoy. Indie film fans will appreciate the Durango Independent Film Festival, or come celebrate your Scottish, Irish or Welsh heritage during the Durango Celtic Festival.

The famous Durango Bluegrass Meltdown offers something for everyone, including a great concert lineup, opportunities to play with other musicians, and children’s workshops.

Food and wine lovers can sample some of the area’s top restaurants during the Taste of Durango, and The Durango Wine Experience features over 100 wineries with a unique “walk-about” tasting in historic downtown.

Plan a spring getaway to Durango and enjoy the best of all the seasons!

Choose your adventure from a variety of exciting Durango Colorado tour packages in partnership with our friends at Durango Rivertrippers. Use promo code: antlers when you book from this page to receive a complimentary souvenir photograph of your rafting trip, or complimentary pick up at the Inn when you book Mesa Verde or Jeep tours.