Durango RV Park Open Year Round
Favorite Things to Do in
Durango Colorado

Ride the Train from Durango to Silverton! 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 and rolling stock indigenous to the line. Enjoy the feeling of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board this narrow gauge railroad. 970 247-2733

The Bar D Chuckwagon Dinner Show Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day, Original member of the Son's of the Pioneers participates in this very enjoyable and entertaining nightly western dinner show, perfect for adults and kids alike, 20 minutes north of Durango, reservations suggested, 970-247-5753

Outlaw Tours and Guide Service Offers a wide variety of adventures suiting any skill or budget. Whitewater rafting or kayaking tours ranging from family-friendly to extreme. Explore the beautiful San Juan Mountains with a Hummer or ATV tour. Offering combined trips such as the popular Jeep package, whitewater rafting and hummer adventure, snowmobile combo, or an ultimate two-day adventure that includes a Jeep combo, Mesa Verde and whitewater rafting or ATV tours. 877-259-1800 Request a brochure.

Southwest Adventure Guides! One of the most established climbing schools and guide services in the U.S. We specialize in offering small, customized, professionally guided mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, ski touring and avalanche training expeditions and courses throughout North America, South America and Nepal. 970-259-0370

Take a Glider Ride!
Durango Soaring Club has been treating passengers to the thrill of silent flight since 1976. Sailplanes are towed aloft to an altitude where you'll see the beautiful San Juan Mountains - 100 miles in any direction. Spring and Summer, 27290 Hwy 550 Durango, Colorado 970-247-9037

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 Fly Fishing Headquarters - Extensive and Fascinating Fly Fishing Inventory, Fishing Supplies, Guided trips, Downtown Durango. 970-385-4081

For the Hunters and Outdoor Lovers:

Buck's Livery
Horseback Rides, Fireside Cookouts, Fishing, Pack Trips, Big Game Hunts, Horsedrawn Sleigh Rides 970-385-2110

Over the Hill Outfitters
Horseback treks, Custom Pack Trips, Summer Fishing Trips, Elk and Deer Hunts 970-247-1694

Mining History and Gold Mine Tour
North of Silverton, an hour or so north of Durango - open Summers, June - September 800-872-3009

Soak yourself Silly:

Trimble Hot Springs
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, 970-247-0111

Swing that Club in God's Country:

Durango's Hillcrest Golf Club
With stunning views of Perins Peak and in town convenience, this municipal golf course is very popular, 18 holes 970-247-1499

Dalton Ranch Golf Club
in the gorgeous Animas Valley with views of the red cliffs, 10 minutes north of town, 970-247-8774

Pinon Hills Golf Course - Farmington, New Mexico
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.

Pinon Hills Tee time reservations available three days in advance by calling 505-326-6066. Non New Mexico Residents may make reservations up to 60 days in advance, for a $10.00 per person early reservation fee.
For the History Lovers among us:

Mesa Verde National Park
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. 800-449-2288

Aztec Ruins National Monument - 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. 84 CR Road 2900 ("Ruins Road") Aztec, NM (505) 334-6174

Durango's Historical Museum
the Animas Museum, open May through October, 970-259-2402

Durango's Discovery Museum
Brand New in 2011, Durango's hands-on, interactive science center for all ages. It is designed to provide an entertaining and inspiring look at the technology of electricity and energy. It is a dynamic place for children, families, special events - messing around with amazing technology. Closed Mon. 1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO - 970 259-9234

...or Just go for a Drive in your car

For a beautiful drive:
Take in the beautiful scenery of old homesteads and hay barns. Drive Northeast from the Durango RV Park to Vallecito Lake. Drive to Bayfield either by way of Ignacio or Highway 160. Turn North at County Road 501 and continue all the way until you get to Vallecito Lake. Remember the sharp turn you made halfway between Bayfield and Vallecito? On your return, you could turn right or northwest there - you'll be turning onto County Road 240 and you'll end up in Durango on 3rd Avenue. Non stop, this drive takes about 2 hours from Durango RV Park.

Enjoy a view of the Lake from the indoors or enjoy patio dining at the Pura Vida Cafe. As well, the Schank House Bar and Grill and Virginia's Steakhouse are both good bets for Lunch or Dinner.

For a long, all day drive, do the Big Loop:
This drive is especially popular during the Fall Colors season. From Durango, go to Silverton, then Ouray, Telluride, Dolores, Mancos and back to Durango or vice versa. This is particularly spectacular when the colors are turning in the Fall. On the Southwest side of this Loop, you can shorten the loop by going from Mancos to Dolores rather than going all the way to Cortez. What is especially enjoyable is to split the drive into two days, staying a night in Ouray (taking in the Hot Springs) or Ridgway.