Explore the Crafted Beverages of Southwest Colorado

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Visit independent breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries, and non-alcoholic soda producers while discovering the diverse scenery and rich attractions of this part of the state. Durango will be your homebase for this tour.

Sustainability Activity
Travel Like a Local

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day
1
Animas River in Durango Photo
Activity
Animas River Trail

The Animas River provides gold medal waters for fishing, kayaking and rafting. The centerpiece of the city's trail system, this paved multi-use…

Lunch
Durango Doughworks
Donuts, bagels, coffee, burritos, salads, sandwiches, dine in, grab-and-go.
Activity
HONEYVILLE of Colorado

Original homestead family business specializing in bottling local honey, jams and sauces.  Find the queen bee in a glass beehive, watch honey…

Dinner
Steamworks Brewing Co.

Steamworks Brewing Co. offers much more than just award-winning craft beer. Our "gastropub" fare includes regional meats and sustainable seafood…

Activity
Four Leaves Winery
Four Leaves Winery Durango is a boutique winery located in historic Durango, Colorado. We import the highest quality grapes and then handcraft,…
Lodging
Historic Strater Hotel

THE OFFICE SPIRITORIUM, with its lavish and comfortable décor, can't really be called a bar, saloon, tavern, or lounge but a delightful office…

Day
2
Breakfast
Carver Brewing Company
Since 1986, Carvers has offered Durango the very best in food and beer.
Activity
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

Experience the adventure of traveling by a historic steam-powered or diesel locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old…

Insider's Tip
Eat Lunch in Silverton

Grab lunch at Avalanche Brewing and then hop the train for a scenic ride back to Durango.

Lunch
Avalanche Brewing Co.

Whether you're fueling up for your next adventure, or winding down from the end of your last epic, we strive to bring you the best food and…

Activity
Animas Museum

The 1904 Animas city school building is a charming local history museum which offers a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages. It's also…

Dinner
The Container of Food at Ska Brewing
Welcome to the evolution of eating at Ska Brewing World Headquarters. To us, eating responsibly means eating well. Eating fresh. Eating local when…
Activity
Durango Craft Spirits, LLC

We offer award winning spirits made with all regional grains. White corn from the Ute Mountain Utes and grains from Alamosa complete our…

Lodging
Rochester Hotel

The Rochester Hotel provides unique historic accommodations in the heart of downtown Durango, walking distance to shops, restaurants, activities…

Day
3
Insider's Tip
Head West

Make the 30-minute drive from Durango to Mancos and Cortez, which will kick off the day's adventures.

Breakfast
Absolute Bakery & Cafe
Dedicated to the art of food, the Absolute Bakery & Cafe prepares food from scratch, using only the finest of organic and local ingredients. It's no…
Activity
Mesa Verde National Park

We want to welcome you as our guest to the nation's richest archeological preserve, where amazing cliff dwellings and more than 4,000 ancient…

Lunch
The Farm Bistro

The Farm Bistro is a casual yet elegant farm to table restaurant in the heart of historic downtown Cortez, Colorado. The lunch and dinner menus…

Activity
Sutcliffe Vineyards

Sutcliffe Vineyards is 36 acres of Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot nestled at the foot of the Sleeping Ute Mountain…

Dinner
WildEdge Brewing Collective

WildEdge Brewing Collective is the newest brewery in Cortez Colorado. Creative beer, local food, great community.

Insider's Tip
Make Your Way Back to Durango

Head back east to Durango for the night's entertainment.

Activity
Animas City Theatre

See what's playing at the Animas City Theatre! From concerts and movies to performing arts, the playbook is full year-round.

Lodging
General Palmer Hotel

The General Palmer Hotel is a prestigious, Victorian-style hotel. The Historic General Palmer Hotel will pamper you with, luxury, service, and…

Day
4
Breakfast
Durango Bagel
Breakfast and Lunch Sandwiches Bagels right next to where main meets the train.
Activity
Million Dollar Highway

Offering breathtaking mountain, valley and gorge views, the Million Dollar Highway cost a reported million dollars a mile to build. The road winds…

Insider's Tip
Head to Ouray

The Million Dollar Highway will lead you right to Ouray. Have lunch, dip in the hot springs and then head back to Durango for dinner.

Lunch
Ouray Brewing

The Ouray Brewery is open daily. Our brewery has three levels with fine food and outstanding craft brews offered on each floor. Level one houses…

Activity
Ouray Hot Springs Swimming Pool

Nearly one million gallons of clear hot springs water, without the sulfur smell common in many hot springs. There are 3 pools ranging from 80 to…

Dinner
Animas Brewing Company

Animas Brewing Company offers a variety of flavorful craft beer and compliments it with a spin on comfort food. All in a relaxed family friendly…

Activity
Historic Walking Tour in Downtown Durango

Meet at the Welcome Center at 8th and Main for a tour with a Victorian guide. Learn the architecture, the history and some entertaining antidotes about Durango's wild-west past.

Lodging
Nobody's Inn

Nobody's Inn is a collection of eclectic rooms in Historic Downtown Durango. Two rooms have full kitchens and two have kitenettes.

Day
5
Breakfast
College Drive Cafe
Fresh and local food doesn't have to be expensive. Breakfast, lunch coffee, Wi-Fi, freindly staff and relaxing atmosphere.
Insider's Tip
The Last Towns on the Tour

Make the hour-long drive east to Pagosa Springs and Bayfield for the last round of this tasting tour before packing it in in Durango.

Activity
The Springs Resort

Relax and renew at The Springs Resort - hot springs capital of Colorado, with 25 natural geothermal soaking pools, located downtown Pagosa Springs…

Lunch
Pagosa Brewing Company
Pagosa Brewing Company & Grill is Pagosa Springs' National Award-Winning Brewery, recommended by Sunset Magazine, National Geographic & The New York…
Activity
Chimney Rock National Monument

This undiscovered gem is an intimate, off-the-beaten-path archaeological site located at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains  in…

Dinner
Bottom Shelf Brewery

Bottom Shelf Brewery's hand crafted beers come in a variety of styles and flavors sure to meet the most discriminating tastes and palates! Hand…

Activity
Diamond Belle Saloon

If you're standing in the Diamond Belle Saloon, located in Durango, Colorado, you just may have stepped back in time. Revered as one of the most…

Lodging
Hampton Inn - Durango

Named one of the coolest small towns in America, Durango sits in sunny, Southwestern Colorado. A gateway for all your itineraries.  Enjoy Mesa…