Durango Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
As a prominent American city founded by a railroad company to mine metals in late nineteenth century, Durango (in Colorado) is where you can pursue adventure sports, admire nature or touch a part of local history all in one day. The city is known for its scenic beauty and can be best admired through a ride in the iconic steam locomotive of Durango and Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad. This vintage railroad train shall take you on a 75 km journey through the city’s river, forests, mountains and the abandoned mines. You can also pursue numerous adventure sports here like kayaking and mountain biking in San Juan mountain range, and even fishing would be a good option to explore. Last but not least, you can visit the historic monuments in Downtown Durango for an exclusive collection of historic boutique hotels and art galleries.
Places of Interest in Durango
Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad
This steam-gauge railroad is the face of the city and you would be stunned by its attractiveness. It is gorgeous to look at, both from the inside and outside and you can choose to sit either in one of the enclosed cars with an elaborate woodwork, or in an open-air car for a better viewing experience. It runs through the mountain town of Silverton while passing through some breathtaking scenery along the Animas River and in the San Juan Mountains.
Durango Arts Center
The Durango Arts Center is an active centre that creates and promotes diverse arts experiences across a number of disciplines. It conducts many in-house exhibitions, performances and educational programs for people of all age groups. You can also visit the Durango Arts Center for live performances and art classes that are held at preset intervals across the year.
Vallecito Lake is located close to the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness Area. It is an amazing camping area, and is a popular for fishing, summer boating, horseback riding and hiking on warmer weekends. During winters, you can enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and sleigh riding here. Please note that prior reservations are required during festivals and national holidays.