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A Welcomed Change of Pace: Summer in Durango

The annual beach trip is getting old and the family camping tent has seen its day. Why not plan a vacation out of the ordinary: A Summer Trip to Durango. Here are four ideas of things to do in Durango that will spice up the same old vacation.

Mountain Bike the Colorado Trail

Durango in Southwest Colorado has one of the best mountain bike trail systems in the world! On Rim Tours' Durango Intermediate Singletrack Tour, you will camp in the Rockies and ride a different mountain bike trail every day. Trails include Hermosa Creek Trail and parts of the Colorado Trail. Each evening we come back to a comfortable base camp located at Junction Creek. The most experienced guides in the business will cook backcountry gourmet meals, tune your bike, and tell stories around the campfire.

Tour an Active Gold Mine

Step back in time with The Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour. This one-hour guided mine tour takes you 1/3 mile into the heart of 13,000 foot Galena Mountain where you can follow the vein and experience real mining in action! Go underground and experience the secret world of the gold miner! You can even pan for real silver, copper, and even gold - and keep what you find! No reservations are needed.

Mesa Verde Guided Tour

Visiting Mesa Verde National Park is a must when planning a vacation to Durango but deciding where to go in the park can be overwhelming to plan. Save time, gas and entrance fees but booking a guided tour with Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours and let the experts give you the insiders guide to the park in an air conditioned vehicle. Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours will pick you up at your hotel in Durango and take care of the whole day. Lunch included!

Visit The Durango Fish Hatchery

Operated by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Durango Fish Hatchery is both a wildlife education museum and a working hatchery, and it is the oldest hatchery in Colorado. The museum has huge tanks of fish being raised to stock the region’s rivers and streams with native fish. Admission to the Wildlife Education Museum is free, donations accepted, but remember to bring quarters to feed the fish and watch the feeding frenzy!

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