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Local Durango Colorado Information

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Enjoy a scenic journey behind Durango' historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive.
www.durangotrain.com

Mesa Verde National Park
Retrace the footsteps of the ancient Pueblo people. Beautiful cliff dwellings, interpretive loops, scenic pullouts and more.
www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm

Vallecito Lake
8,000 feet above sea level the "Lake of the Little Valley" is one of the largest lakes in Colorado. This location offers an assortment of activities all year long like rafting, horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Don't miss the Tour of Tree carvings created by local artists as a memorial of the Missionary Ridge Fire of 2002.
www.vallecitolakechamber.com

Colorado Motorcycle Rides
Bring your bike along for a truly unique vacation. With some of the most spectacular motorcycle riding in the country, experience winding mountain roads, steep passes and numerous "cycle" friendly towns along the way. Contact the Durango Tourism office for more information.
www.durango.org

Durango Mountain Resort
This isn't just a ski resort. Purgatory offers activities all year round including Purg Plunge Zipline, Alpine Slide, Mini Golf, Climbing Wall, and the Durango Mining Company.
www.durangomountainresort.com

Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Just six miles north of Durango The Dalton Ranch Golf Club is a grand course to play. Set in the Animas Valley and winds along the Animas River. With a four star rating from Golf Digest and voted #8 in the Top Ten Public Course to play in Colorado by Golf Week, this is must for any golfer in the area.
www.daltonranch.com

Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs
Open year-round the Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs is a real treat for anyone looking to unwind. Two saunas and naturally heated mineral-rich hot pools are therapeutic and relaxing Choose from a selection of more than 20 massage and body treatments.
www.trimblehotsprings.com

Henry Strater Theatre
The Henry Strater Theatre is one of the oldest continually running theatres in Colorado. Operating year-round, this intimate venue hosts live bands from around the nation as well as local and touring productions.
www.henrystratertheatre.com

Once you have completed your successful elk hunt, you may consider staying longer and enjoying all that the area has to offer while your meat is being processed.  For your convenience we have a few highlights. This list is by no means complete and new events are always being added. For the most current information, please visit the Durango Area Tourism Office at www.durango.com.

Durango is filled with a vast array of excitement and activities for all ages, just look at some of our recent distinctions.

  • “Top 200 Towns,” Outdoor Life
  • “Distinctive Dozen,” NTA Courier, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • “Top 10 US Travel Destinations for 2012,” Lonely Planet
  • “Best Places to Live,” Men’s Journal
  • “Top 'micropolitan' area in U.S.” Policom
  • “Green Power Community” – Environmental Protection Agency
  • "Top Ten Western Towns,” True West Magazine

Lodging:

General Palmer Hotel
567 Main Avenue, Durango
(800)-523-3358
Mention ElkQuest for a 10% discount

Blue Lake Ranch Bed & Breakfast
1600 Hwy 140, Hesperus, CO
(888) 258-3525  (970) 385-4537

Best Western Rio Grande Inn
400 E. 2nd Ave, Durango, CO   81301
(800) 245-4466  (970) 385-4980

DoubleTree Hotel, Durango
501 Camino del Rio, Durango
(800)222-8733  (970)259-6580

Lightner Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
999 CR 207, Durango
(800) 268-9804  (970) 259-1226

Best Western Durango Inn & Suites
21382 Hwy 160 West, Durango
(800) 547-9090     (970) 247-3251

Residence Inn by Marriott
21691 Hwy 160 W, Durango
(800) 331-3131  (970) 259-6200

Comfort Inn & Suites
455 S. Camino del Rio, Durango
(888) 259-7903  (970) 259-7900

Super 8 Motel
20 Stewart Drive, Durango
(970) 259-0590

 

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