There is something special about being where picture post card beauty is everywhere you look. It tends to slow people down and let their best side catch up to them. Durango is such a place. At the same time, Durango is home to world-class restaurants, galleries and one-of-a kind shops. In addition, Durango boasts the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge steam train. This vintage railway makes a winding trip through the scenic Animas River Canyon to the historic mining town of Silverton. For more adventure there is Mesa Verde National Park where you can explore the cliff dwellings of the Anasazi civilization. There’s also golf, winter sports, white water rafting, horseback riding, hunting and fishing. Just about all you need to get your outlook back in synch.
Located in La Plata County in the southwest corner of Colorado, Durango is nestled in the Animas River Valley and surrounded by the magnificent San Juan Mountains. Durango has an ideal four-season climate with moderate temperatures year round. Average snowfall reaches 68″ in town and 250″ at higher elevations. Spring brings warmer weather and rain with an average precipitation of 19.2″. Summer temperatures are mild and humidity is very low. Fall days are cool and dry. The climate together with beautiful vistas, endless activity choices and lots of friendly people has stamped Durango and the “hidden gem” of the San Juan’s.