Durango, Colorado Activities

Durango, Colorado activities  include white water rafting as  a fun summer event on the Animas River for families.  Durango is about a 55 minute beautiful drive from Pagosa Springs on scenic Highway 160. Durango offers fabulous ski resorts, ancient ruins, rafting, horseback riding, zip lining and more! It is a charming “Old West” town and home of the historic and famous Strater Hotel.

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The Upper Animas River is an adventure for those looking for the best whitewater Colorado has to offer. The Upper Animas section is accessed by a ride on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a fun & unique addition to an exciting Colorado rafting trip.

Ski Resorts In the Durango Area

With over 266 days of sunshine a year and some of the best snow and terrain in Colorado, bluebird powder days and an unforgettable ski adventure await! Within a 30 minute drive of downtown Durango, you’ll find three ski resorts and ski areas:

For those looking to carve fresh powder in mountains and get first tracks every run, the San Juans and La Plata mountains offer some of the best back country access in North America. Durango is the perfect spot for your next back country tour with the highest concentration of 14ers than any other state and hundreds of thousands of acres of skiable terrain.