Nestled at the southwestern foot of the Rocky Mountains, Durango is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest which creates a backyard of more than 2 million acres of pine forests, aspen groves, lakes, streams and spectacular views. The city itself occupies 4.37 square miles while La Plata County stretches across 1700 square miles. Durango has a dry, comfortable climate and its air and water are among the purest in our country.
Founded in 1881, Durango is known for its historical wonder. From the old gold mines deep in the wilderness, to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad that still runs today, Durango offers a step back into the Old American West. Natural beauty literally surrounds Durango with the La Plata Mountains towering above and the Animas River flowing right through town.
Durango's diverse natural environment provides endless recreational opportunities during every month of the year. From kayaking and mountain biking in the Summer, to skiing in the Winter, you will never be disappointed by the resources Durango has to offer.
Come visit Durango Colorado and you will be awed by its beauty, history, and adventure!
To find out about everything that Durango has to offer, check out the Durango Area Tourism Office web site or call them at 970-247-3500 or 1-800-525-8855.