Durango Itineraries


Plan your Durango, Colorado vacation with these suggested itineraries. Relax, get in touch with your heart, and delight your senses on your visit to Durango, Colorado. The Durango area offers many San Juan Mountain experiences. Visitors discover so many things to do...everything from breweries to ancient ruins to hot springs resorts. 



If you're looking for fun things to do in Durango, then sampling beer will be one of the first things on your list. If you enjoy high quality microbrewed beer paired with delicious food, then this is the perfect weekend itinerary for you! Use this suggested itinerary to craft the perfect weekend! Experience the amazing breweries the city has to offer. Durango is home to 4 craft beer micro-breweries that have become very popular in recent years. Sample them all!

Beer Lovers Weekend Itinerary

 

If you're coming to Durango and you have an educative spirit, then you are visiting the right place. Durango is one of the most popular destinations in Colorado, and for good reason.Durango.com has prepared this sample itinerary to help you immerse in the best historical information about the American southwest. From ancient ruins to dining experiences, this might be just what you need to get going on one of the most meaningful vacations in the southwestern United States.

Durango History Itinerary

 

Thrill knows no season, but most adrenaline junkies get a charge out of winter. When you see that first snowflake, your heart begins to pound from not only excitement but nerves. You are an adrenaline junkie. Treat yourself to a winter weekend experience in Durango, Colorado, the top destination for people who like to try something they have never done before. Adrenaline abounds in this town where thrill seekers congregate. You will find everything from 14,000-foot peaks to a mid-winter costume bash entitled “Snowdown.” Let everyone else hibernate. You prefer to trek full bore into the splendor of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Durango is the perfect place to start.

Adrenaline Junkie Winter Weekend

 

Durango, Colorado is an outdoor enthusiast's dream! With over 300 days of clear blue sky, Durango offers vacationers unlimited adventure: fly fish the Animas River, ride through the Rockies or hike the Colorado Trail through the San Juan National Forest. What are you waiting for! Hikers, river runners, ice climbers and hunters come here from all over the world. Durango is the place for those who love the thrill of adventure while traveling to exotic places.

Outdoor Enthusiast Itinerary

 


 




 

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4 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Durango this Spring and Summer - Our little Colorado city is the perfect place to get active outside!

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It's Not Too Late to THINK SNOW - Expect snowfall, and extended ski season, and a Beach Party!

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Welcome Spring! - Start planning your spring getaway with Durango.com!

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March Whitewater Rafting Giveaway by Mild to Wild - Enter for a chance to experience a half day of Lower Animas River Rafting.

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Fresh Snow Today and Powder All Weekend - More than 2 feet of snow is expected through Saturday, March 1st

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See the Stars at the Durango Film Festival - including Wes Studi and Judge Reinhold

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Durango Film Festival - 9th Annual Durango Film Festival takes place February 26 – March 2, 2014

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Snow Report - Expect 1 – 3 inches of fresh powder on Wednesday, February 19th and Thursday February 20th.

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Meet the Brewers at DMR - Meet some local beer makers thanks to Meet the Brewers series at Durango Mountain Resort.

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Eat Well and Train like a Winter Olympian on your Durango Vacation - Try your own moves on the slopes!

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Plan for Fresh Snow, and Venture Downtown - Snow is expected to continue through February 8, 2014.

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Winterfest 2014 at Durango Mountain Resort - Winterfest at DMR takes place January 17 through January 20, 2014!

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Meaningful Vacation Idea: Dave Spencer Ski Classic - Explore more meaningful ways to enjoy a vacation while enriching lives.

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Snowdown 2014: Coming Soon! - This year’s theme, Safari So Good, brings wild fun to Durango.

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Mark Your Calendars: Durango Chocolate Fantasia Coming Soon - La Plata County Fairgrounds on Friday, February 7, 2014

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Considering a Durango Destination Wedding? - Here in Durango, you’ll find everything you need to create your dream wedding.

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Durango Snowshoeing - Not big on the intensity of downhill skiing but love winter scenes? Snowshoeing is the perfect activity!

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Celebrate NYE with Torch Light Parade - Even during winter’s darkest days, Durango is full of fun and light!

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See Mesa Verde with Mild to Wild - Explore Mesa Verde National Park with a guided interpretive tour.

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Snowdown 2014: Safari So Good - Make winter’s short days and long nights a lot more fun with an epic celebration!

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Ski Season Lifts Off Friday - Close to 30 inches of the white stuff now surrounds the hills around DMR

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The Polar Express™ Train - The Polar Express™ story comes to life November 23 - January 4, 2014

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Plan Your Winter Vacation Now - From holiday trains to top-notch skiing to snowshoeing through alpine forests, Durango has it all.

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Mesa Verde Luminarias - December 5, 2013 at Mesa Verde National Park 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Chapin Mesa area.

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MountainFilm - Get your tickets early, and make plans to view films 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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See Durango Without Breaking the Bank - Desperate for a retreat but worried about the budget crunch?

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Celebrate Summer's Last Hurrah in Durango - Labor Day Weekend is just days away.

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee - September 7, 2013 between 8th Street and Main Avenue., in Downtown Durango.

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Southern Ute Tribal Fair Powwow - September 13 - 15, 2013. The Grand Entry is such a crowd pleaser.

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Mesa Verde Country® Food Wine and Art Festival – Cortez...a fantastic 45-mile day trip from centrally-located Durango, Colorado.

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First Thursday Art Walk - a unique way to experience Durango arts and culture.

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Durango Beer Pairing: What to Eat When You Drink - Many folks even plan their Durango vacations around sipping the sudsy stuff.

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Hear Music in the Mountains - Orchestral, chamber and conservatory performances against the beautiful backdrop of the San Juan Mountains.

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July 4 in Durango – See quick rundown of some things on tap for the holiday.

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Durango Fiesta Days the Last Week of July – A fantastic parade, a pie auction, a street dance, a rodeo, and royalty!

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Durango Breweries: Tasting TipsDurango is a beer town, and if you're a beer lover, you're definitely in for a treat.

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Does Dad Love Durango? – There’s no denying it...Dads love Durango.

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Animas River Days June 6 through 9 – The beautiful Animas River flows right through the city of Durango, Colorado.

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Riders Pedal to Pitch In – Many riders in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic are pitching in to pedal for charity.

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Southern Ute Bear Dance – Open your mind and envision a colorful and regal promenade with drumming and jingle dresses!

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Coming Soon: Iron Horse Bicycle Classic – Breathtaking terrain and a little bit of brotherly competition.

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Make the Most of Your Mesa Verde Hike – Hit some trails around Mesa Verde

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Pack Like a Pro for Your Durango Vacation – Prepare for mountain adventures + five-star dining and big-city-style entertainment.

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Tour Durango: Adrenaline Package – Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Durango for the adrenaline rush of this one-of-a-kind vacation.

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Ride the Rockies Rolls through Durango June 10th – Read about the official route of the cyclists, and make plans to stay in Durango!

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Plan Now for Durango Heritage Celebration – The events are selling out quickly. Time to get on the ball!

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Kyle Petty Ride Across America Visits Durango May 2 – a cross-country motorcycle trek to benefit Victory Junction.

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This Weekend in Durango – Take advantage of gentle spring weather by getting out and enjoying these Durango events.

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100 Percent Chance of Snow and Entertainment - Expect powder March 8 - 9, 2013 + top entertainment downtown

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Durango Snows and Shows Coming This Week - Plenty of snow on the slopes and many shows and activities downtown.

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Volunteers Needed for DEVO Bike Swap - Also, see the DEVO kids in action at DMR Ski Bike Festival Februay 16 - 17, 2013.

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Fat Tuesday Powder at Purgatory - Five inches today and 3 inches for Fat Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

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Ski Joring in Silverton - Horseback riders pulling skiers. Wow!

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Exploring Possibilities - The Dave Spencer Ski Classic is life-altering good. Watch the video, and see why many volunteers are needed.

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Snow Accumulation and Venturing Downtown - Today, February 7th is sunny, but expect snowflakes to accumulate throughout the weekend.

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Snowdown 2013 Launch Sequence Activated - Get Your Geek On, and participate in Snowdown!

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Snowflakes On and Off Throughout the Weekend - New snow is predicted to begin midday today, January 24th.

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New Parks for More Family Fun - The 7-mile Animas River Trail lets you walk, run or ride without ever having to cross a street.

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Durango Film - southwest Colorado's premier showcase for independent film. Make plans now to attend!

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Get Your Geek On! - When most people are hibernating, you’ll be having fun at Snowdown. Now is the best time to book your lodging

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Santa Sleigh Ride - It's Santa sleigh ride time at the Rapp Corral, Take a ride December 17-24!

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Winter Solstice Artisans' Market - Opens this Friday, November 23, 2012 with a special reception 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

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Snowdown 2013 - a weird and wonderful week-long winter celebration in Durango, Colorado January 31 through February 3, 2013

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Winter Vacation Packages
- Durango comes alive during winter. It is the best winter vacation destination for skiing and winter sports.

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Shaolin Warriors
- Prepare to marvel as warriors demonstrate their remarkable Kung Fu skills in this fully choreographed production.

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Mountainfilm
- a special film festival supporting Durango Nature Studies. 7:00 pm at Smiley Building Auditorium on Nov. 2, 2012.

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Motorless Parade
- a special event associated with The Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:00 am on Main Street.

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Riding Sidesaddle
- An exhibit of portraits of southwestern women with their horses. An event of Durango Cowboy Gathering.

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Zombie Challenge 2012
- Run for Kids' Sake on October 27, 2012

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Durango Heritage Celebration
- Prepare to enjoy some far-out costumes and have a blast October 11 – 14, 2012.

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Leaf Peeping Near Durango - Zip through glittering aspens. Cliffs and mesas surrounding Durango feature vivid colors.

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Outdoor Magazine Ranks Durango as a Top River Town
- Readers of Outside Magazine vote Durango, Colorado as a top river town.

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Whole Expo
- a great event for people interested in all things holistic and ecological.

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Southern Ute Pow Wow
- You had me at "jingle dress."
The Southern Ute Fair and Pow Wow is September 6 – 9, 2012.

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4th of July in Durango -  We always have such a great time with plenty of things to do for the whole family!

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Feature Friday - The Rochester Hotel - Great place to enjoy wine with friends and outdoor music...truly a secret garden in downtown Durango.

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Summer Camps from Wilderness Trails Ranch - the ultimate week of adventure and well-earned recreation, this place is calling you!

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Four Corners Bike Rally - motorcycle enthusiasts congregate every Labor Day weekend for 4 days of fun events, concerts and bike shows.


Vote Durango for Best of the Road! - Your vote could put Durango at the top in the Rand McNally Road Atlas as the "Best of the Road"


2012 USA Pro Cycling Official Route Announced - The race will start in Durango! The Durango to Telluride leg will be the opening day race!


Outdoor Enthusiasts Welcome - Itching to get outdoors? Plan your Durango, Colorado vacation with our suggested outdoor enthusiast itinerary


Tips for Vacationing at High Altitude - Get your body accustomed to the high altitude. Durango, Colorado is 6,512 feet above sea level.