Durango started out as a mining town in 1880 serving the San Juan mining district and still keeps its old western town charm. Much of the 1953 western movie, The Naked Spur, was shot in Durango along with parts of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969.
From skiing to amazing restaurants and quaint boutiques, Durango has it all, making it the perfect vacation destination in Colorado. Whether you want to get your adrenaline pumping with ziplining and rafting or experience a slice of history with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, you and your family will never be bored. This scenic mountain town provides everything, indoor and outdoor, to keep everyone happy!
Colorado has long since been known as an outdoor adventure destination, and Durango is no different. Go horseback riding, fly fishing, rafting and more. The kids will love riding the Durango Train to Silverton, or hitting the slopes at Purgatory Resort. This region of Colorado is also known for other outdoor activities like fly fishing, hiking or biking. Of course, no visit to Durango is complete without spending time in Historic Downtown for the best local restaurants, bars and coffee shops.
Durango is the perfect basecamp for day trips to Mesa Verde National Park, Chimney Rock National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, or Four Corners National Monument. Mesa Verde, translating to "green table" protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings giving you a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years. Chimney Rock National Monument also gives you a rare look into an ancient world. This archaeological site located at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado lets you walk in the footsteps of the Ancestral Puebloans of the Chaco Canyon. Chimney Rock preserves 200 ancient homes and ceremonial buildings, and a hike to the top is just half of a mile. Hovenweep National Monument includes six prehistoric villages that were built between 1200 and 1300 AD. The Four Corners National Monument is the only place in the United States where you can in four different states at the same time. Talk about an awesome photo opportunity!
Durango offers hotels, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and other great lodging opportunities. Stay at a small, family-owned hotel, or one of the beautiful historic hotels on Main Avenue. You can even spend a week at a Colorado dude ranch! One of the West's most iconic hotels and prominent Durango landmarks is the historic Strater Hotel. Built in 1887, the building is adorned with hand-crafted woodwork, period wallpaper, and the largest collection of American Victorian walnut antiques.
Find the best Durango vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 249 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Durango range from $32 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 218 homes in Durango offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 38 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 199 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Durango offers 81 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 8 vacation rental sites in Durango where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Expedia, and Booking.com. There are 111 HomeAway rentals, 45 Expedia short term rentals and 41 Booking.com vacation rentals.