Welcome to Durango

A historic ski town with mountain and water adventures surrounded by stunning nature views
A stunning mountain resort town nestled in the heart of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The picturesque mountain town is in the Animas River Valley of La Plata County, Colorado, near U.S. Highways 160 and 550. Signature mountain views, year-round sunshine, and proximity to world-class outdoor recreation make Durango a top residential destination. But that’s only the beginning; residents can immerse themselves in the culture, history, and art that makes this unique mountain city special.
The community of Durango sits approximately 6,500-feet above sea level and is comprised of less than six square miles. The historic mining town offers a year-round lifestyle that encourages exploration, creativity, and community. The area is surrounded by nature but just minutes from the amenities of civilization. Durango is home to various historic mining buildings and homes, which are intriguing areas to explore.

Durango has been a hub of activity since the late 1800s, and the architecture reflects that. The homes in Durango are as interesting as the history itself. In the wake of the mining boom, the architecture in Durango has a distinctly Western feel. The buildings were constructed from different materials, like adobe and stone, and featured wide porch spaces that provided welcome shade. Today, the residents of Durango continue to build their homes and businesses to reflect their unique culture and the beautiful surroundings in which they live. This is the Durango locals fall in love with.

What to Love

  • Stunning mountain views and outdoor adventures
  • Western and historical vibes
  • Year-round outdoor lifestyle and activities
  • Lush landscapes and unique architecture

Local Lifestyle

Durango is abundant with history, culture, and outdoor recreation, making it a great place to call home. The area is surrounded by National Forests, which provide endless opportunities for hiking, backcountry skiing, and mountain biking. The red-brick buildings and cobblestone streets add to the area's charm, making it a great place to explore on foot. There are also some museums and art galleries, which offer opportunities to experience the area's history.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Durango, Colorado, is a mountain town immersed in nature and surrounded by fun. For foodies who like to explore new restaurants or a shopper who enjoys the excitement of a big city, you’ll find all you need in Durango. Main Avenue, in downtown Durango, is the perfect place for walkable shops and dining. 
Derailed Pour House is an old-fashioned tavern with a sleek and charming vibe and a beautiful bar. The restaurant serves traditional American dishes and provides indoor and outdoor seating.
Michel’s Corner Crepes is a casual food stand with outdoor seating on Main Avenue. The unique eatery serves sweet and savory crepes, wine and beer, and hot beverages. Eolus Bar & Dining is an upscale dining experience that serves tender meats, seafood, and sushi rolls.

Things to Do

Residents can always find something to do in Durango. Outdoor activities range from skiing, hiking, and biking, to rafting, camping, and more.
Purgatory Ski Resort is a year-round resort with access to outdoor activities, lodging, and restaurants. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad provides scenic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, while the Animas River offers opportunities for kayaking, fishing, and rafting.
There are also many trails for mountain biking to enjoy nature, scenic views, and various levels of biking difficulty. The Strater Hotel is a historic landmark hotel providing overnight accommodations, eateries, and different experiences, like special events, tours, rafting, jeep rentals, and more.


Durango School District 9-R serves Durango and surrounding areas. The innovative district strives to help students develop academic and personal skills for lifelong learning and success.

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