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Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions - Tamarron, Durango Colorado

Durango Vacation Rentals at Tamarron in Durango, Colorado

"A place with tree-lined streets, rivers meandering through town and those spectacular mountain backdrops."

Historic Downtown Durango boasts shops, galleries, museums, fine restaurants, Fort Lewis College, Music in the Mountains, community recreation center, golf courses, parks, and the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  To the north are the impressive San Juan Mountains that provide excellent skiing each winter and hiking, mountain biking, rafting and fly fishing on the Animas River each summer.  To the south and west are mesas in the open high desert with rock climbing, archeology and horseback riding.

There are several other factors that enhance Durango's attractiveness. Of these factors, the most important are the area's mild seasons, its wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities, amazing views, friendly community, and its reasonable resort-town pricing; all of which serve as significant draws for tourists, retirees, and seasonal residents.

The recreational areas and cultural attractions in Durango make it a strategic hub for the region.  Within close proximity to Downtown Durango are the famous Mesa Verde ruins, San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests, Purgatory Resort, Telluride Ski Area, Sky Ute Mountain Casino, McPhee Lake, and the Trail of the Ancients.

Visit Durango once and you'll fall in love for a lifetime!

 

Downtown Durango
Durango offers mild seasons, a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities, amazing views, friendly community, and reasonable resort-town pricing. Historic Downtown Durango boasts shops, galleries, museums, fine restaurants, Fort Lewis College, Music in the Mountains, community recreation center, golf courses, parks, and the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. To the north, the impressive San Juan Mountains provide excellent skiing each winter and hiking, mountain biking, rafting and fly fishing on the Animas River each summer. To the south and west are mesas in the open high desert with rock climbing, archeology and horseback riding. Visit Durango once, and you'll fall in love for a lifetime.

 

Area Attractions
Durango is within close proximity to the famous Mesa Verde National Park ruins, the San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests, Durango Mountain Resort, Telluride Ski Area, Sky Ute Mountain Casino, McPhee Lake, the Trail of the Ancients, the Four Corners National Monument, and Chimney Rock Archaeological Area, Trimble Hot Springs and Pagosa Hot Springs, Dalton Ranch Country Club. Durango is also the starting point of the Million Dollar Highway. The old mining towns of Silverton and Ouray are worth the short drive. Don't forget to ride the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad while you are here! There are many things for kids to do, too. Durango has a BMX park, skate park, sledding and tubing, ice skating arena, beginner ski hills, children's museum, mini-golf, go-karts, new library, and a community recreation center that offers swimming and rock wall climbing.

Purgatory Resort

Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad

Mesa Verde National Park

Durango Rec Center

Fort Lewis College Events

Sky Ute Casino

Music in the Mountains

Whitewater Rafting & Jeep Tours

 

 

Outdoor Recreation
Ski: Purgatory Resort was named one of the 7 Great Mountains to Ski with Your Kids in Ski Magazine (2007) and was selected as one of the Top 20 Ski Resorts in North America in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine (2007). Also within a two hour drive is Telluride Ski Resort, Kendall / Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Nearby small hills include Ski Hesperus and Chapman Hill. Fish / Hunt:: There are many opportunities to hunt and fish in the area with local outfitters or on your own. Elk are abundant and the Animas River boasts gold medal trout. Hike / Bike / Snowshoe: There is access to numerous trails throughout our beautiful wilderness areas. Ask for suggestions for the best places to go during your stay. River:: You can whitewater raft or kayak down the exciting Animas River. Guides or rentals available. Golf:: Area courses include Hillcrest, Pinion Hills, Dalton Ranch and The Glacier Club (private). ATV / Snowmobile: Many trails and rental locations.

 

 

Durango in the News
Durango was voted #4 of the 6 Most Terrific Towns on the Water by CNN Money (2008), Durango and Durango Mountain Resort was identified as one of the Next Best Places to Ski, Live, Invest and Retire by Ski Magazine (2008), Durango Mountain Resort was named one of the 7 Great Mountains to Ski with Your Kidsin Ski Magazine (2007), Durango was identified as a Hot Spot to Buy Real Estatein the Market Report (2007), Durango Mountain Resort was selected as one of theTop 20 Ski Resorts in North America in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine (2007), Durango was voted 3rd Best American Dreamtown by Bizjournals.com (2006), Durango was voted Best Mountain Biking Town by Outside Magazine (2006), Durango was voted One the Best Places to Live and Play by Adventure Magazine (2006), Durango was voted #1 Micropolitan Community by Colorado College Rocky Mountain Report.