Things to do in Durango, CO with the family

Durango is made for things to do with your family in the great outdoors! From national parks to world class mountain biking, family rafting to high adventure expeditions, mellow day hikes in town or start your 440 mile hike to Denver on the Colorado Trail. Below is a helpful list of family friendly things to do when you visit this special corner of Colorado.

1. Mesa Verde N.P. * Chaco Canyon N.P. * Chimney Rock N.M.
2. Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad * Raft & Rail
3. Bicycle or walk the Animas River Trail through Durango
4. Durango Community Recreation Center on the Animas River Trail
5.Hike from town: Animas Mountain for views * Junction Creek for stream side valley hike
6. Mountain Bike in Durango: Overend Mountain Park * Horse Gulch * Twin Buttes
6.1 MB near Durango: Phils World * Alien Loop * Boggy Draw * Sand Canyon
Coal Bank Pass to Cascade Creek * Hermosa Creek Trail * Kennebce Pass
7. Durango Art Center
8. Durango Fish Hatchery on the Animas River Trail
9. Silverton 50 miles north of Durango:  Mayflower MillOld 100 gold mine tour
10. Four wheeling the San Juans: * Alpine loop * Animas Forks Ghost Town * La Plata Canyon
11. Drive the Million Dollar Highway
12. Durango Mountain Resort and Silverton Ski Area
13. Hot Springs Nearby: Trimble Hot Springs, Durango
* Pagosa Hot Springs * Orvis Hot Springs, Ridgeway


Calender of things to do in Durango, Colorado

Every month of the year there is something special to do with family or friends in Durango. From a weekly farmers market to the costume filled Animas River Days River Parade, the nationally know Iron Horse Bicycle Race to the over 80 year old Fiesta Days Celebration. Enjoy your visit to Durango!

February, Wed-Sun first weekend, Snowdown
March, Wed-Sun into first weekend of March, Durango Film Festival
March Saint Patty’s Dayish, Durango Celtic Fest
Mid-April, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
May, first weedend, Dandelion Festival
May, second weekend thru Oct, Farmers Market
May, third Sunday, Taste of Durango
May, last weekend, Southern Ute Indian Bear Dance
Memorial Day Weekend, Iron Horse Bicycle Race
June, 1st Saturday, Animas River Days
June, Fathers Day Weekend, Durango Motor Expo
July, last 2 weeks, Music in the Mountains
July, last week, Fiesta Days
Mid-August, True West Railfest
Late-August, San Juan BrewFest
September, Fourth Weekend, Durango Autumn Arts Festival
October, 1st Weekend, Durango Cowboy Gathering
November-January, Polar Express Train
December 2nd Friday after Turkey Day, Noel Night
Year Round Wednesday Weekly Bird Walk
Year Round 1st Thursdays Art Walk Downtown

Information: Rentals, Restaurants, Hotels & Campgrounds in and around Durango, CO!

Echo Basin Cabin & RV Resort
Rio Angles

Adventure Inn
Best Western Mtn Shadows
Doubletree Hotel
Iron Horse Inn
Hampton Inn
General Palmer
Holiday Inn & Suites
Knights Inn

Vacation Rentals
Luv Purg Vacation Rentals

Camp Grounds
La Plata Canyon
Hermosa Creek Campground
United Campgrounds
Durango RiverSide Resort
Durango KOA
Lightner Creek CG & RV

Breweries & Restaurants
Brew Pub & Kitchen
Carvers Brewing Company
Serious Texas BBQ
Steamworks Brewing Company

Rivers to run within a days drive of Durango

Snow Map * CO River Gauges * American Whitewater

How many of these rivers have you run?
Arkansas Browns Canyon
Arkansas Royal Gorge
Chama River Abiqui Dam
Cataract Canyon
Dirty Devil River
Dolores Below McPhee
Dolores at Slickrock
Dolores at Bedrock
Dolores near Cisco
Dolores Releases
Embudo Creek
Escalante River
Florida River Lemon Dam
Gore Canyon
Grand Canyon
Green River Deso/Grey
Gunny Gorge
Gunny NOAA Forecast
Upper Taos Box
Lower Taos Box
Mancos River
Muddy Creek UT
So Platte 11 Mile Canyon
So Platte Bailey to Pine
Pine River Vallecito Dam
Santa Maria AZ
Salt River AZ
San Juan at Pagosa Springs
San Juan at Bluff
San Miquel at Placerville
San Rafeal Black Boxes
Tonto Creek AZ
Vallecito Creek
Virgin Narrows in Zion