Two thousand miles in a car can make anyone long for release. In Colorado, we found it soaring on ziplines through a canopy of ponderosa pines at the end of a canyon where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a.k.a. Newman and Redford, leaped to the Animas River.Heather Smith MacIsaac, Travel + Leisure
Durango, Colorado is the family friendly vacation destination with so many things to do from skiing, biking and rafting to local restaurants and breweries. Plan a day of adrenaline-pumping ziplining and rafting or a ride on the historic Durango Train. This scenic mountain town provides both indoor and outdoor activities for your entire family, not to mention that it’s also the top destination for train enthusiasts. Reserve your hotel in Durango and stay in the heart of downtown Durango or on the beautiful Animas river. For a more secluded retreat, reserve a vacation home or cabin rental and have all the amenities your home can offer.
With over 300 days of sunshine, the San Juan range is amazing to visit in any season! This family vacation area offers snowy weather on top of the mountain and flowery springtime splendor at the base. Fall is also the perfect season to explore downtown’s events, shopping, cozy restaurants and historic hotels. The weather and magnificent all year long and will have you coming back for more every season!
While visiting, be sure to spend time in Historic Downtown Durango, Colorado for the best local restaurants, bars and coffee shops. You will also find beautiful historic hotels and quaint shops on Main Avenue. Book your Durango hotels, cabins, bed and breakfasts and other great lodging opportunities. Or you might decide to spend a week at a guest or Colorado dude ranch where your lodging and family activities are all provided. Go horseback riding, fly fishing, rafting and more! You will find numerous fun things to do in Durango like riding the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Silverton or taking a tour of an old gold mine. Whatever you decide to do, we welcome you!