Things to do in Durango

Durango is the gateway to adventure for the Southwest. Besides your high adventure or family raft trip, you’ll want explore the surrounding mountains and lakes to get the most out of your vacation here. Below is list of lodging accommodations and other activities to help you plan your vacation.  Feel free to contact us directly about any question you may have about the area.

Camping near Durango

Junction Creek Campground– 5 miles northwest of Durango, is a good base camp for area activities.

La Plata Canyon-Snowslide Campground is 6 miles up the canyon from U.S. Highway 160 and adjacent to the LaPlata River with entrances on both sides of the road.

Haviland Lake-Haviland Lake Campground is situated on its beautiful namesake within the San Juan National Forest, 18 miles north of Durango.


Durango Lodging

Blue Lakes B&B-Durango’s Premier Bed and Breakfast, is located on a private 200 acre estate, just 15 minutes from the bustling frontier town of Durango

Strater Hotel-Built in 1887, the historic Strater Hotel is a prominent downtown Durango, Colorado landmark located two blocks north of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Double Tree- located on the banks of the  beautiful Animas River, this hotel is within walking distance of downtown Durango and the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Lakes near Durango

Electra Lake– boasts a very healthy fishery. It is privately maintained and a fee is charged, but no license is required. It is open to the public from June to October, 7am to 7pm. Only 40 people are allowed in every day so you will want to get up early

Haviland Lake-This is a small, well stocked lake and is very easy to get to, just off US 550 near Durango Mountain Resort.

Vallecito Lake– is a beautiful, secluded mountain valley just 18 miles from Durango.  Vallecito Lake is one of the largest and most beautiful bodies of water in Colorado



Hiking- around Durango, Colorado can be as diverse and magnificent as the landscape itself.

Mountain Biking– Durango, one of Colorado’s top singletrack-mountain-biking locales.

Fishing-The Durango area has some of the best quality fishing in the state.

Jeeping– The Alpine Loop is a combination of two great 4×4 roads, Engineer Pass and Cinnamon Pass. These trails are roughly centered in the spectacular San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado between Lake City, Silverton and Ouray.