Colorful Durango Offers Breathtaking Views

Nestled at the Southwestern foot of the Rocky Mountains in the “Four Corners” region, Durango is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest, which boasts more than 2 million acres of pine forests, aspen groves, mountain lakes, streams, and incredible views. At 6,512 feet, Durango captures the absolute best of the Rocky Mountains with a mild and dry climate and more than 300 days of sunshine per year. The rugged and picturesque San Juan and La Plata Mountains form a breath-taking contrast to the azure blue sky.

Beyond the rambling creeks and 14,000 foot peaks, our Nationally Registered Historic Downtown, Mesa Verde National Park, Narrow Gauge train rides, eclectic art galleries, award-winning restaurants, authentic western entertainment, world-renowned archaeological sites, craft breweries, mining and historic tours, breathtaking scenic byways, incredible year-round outdoor recreation, special events and authentic lifestyle make Durango the complete vacation destination for all interests and types of tours.

Durango’s name comes from the Basque word “Urango” meaning “water town.” The city began in 1880 as a railroad town with a mining and smelting center during the gold and silver booms. It is now a crossroads for local industry, ranching, commerce and culture. Vestiges of the past accent Durango’s Victorian downtown, where visitors can still enjoy the spirit of that colorful era.  This quintessential Colorado mountain town promises culture and beauty around every corner. Steeped in western charm, the Durango area is a year-round contemporary destination offering all the modern resources necessary for a bus tour group. Durango offers a wide selection of events and activities for personalized tour itineraries.

For all your group and tour needs, contact the Durango Area Tourism Office, Grace Shepard, Group Sales, 800-525-8855,