Hidden Gems of Southwest Colorado
Go beyond Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez and Durango to find the farm bistros, guest ranches and lesser known towns and monuments of Colorado's southwest corner.
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.
Settle in for the Evening
Stay for Breakfast: The ranch's breakfast is packed with fresh organic produce from the area, so be sure to savor the local flavors before heading out for a day of activity.
Take the 700 Years Tour
Check into the Historic Strater & Tour Its Living Museum
Durango Wine Experience:
If you're visiting in May, check out the Durango Wine Experience: Three delicious days of educational seminars, wine dinners and unique tastings featuring hundreds of wineries, artisan spirits and craft beers.
Have Lunch on the Train: Pre-order a boxed lunch and much your sandwich as you ride the rails alongside the Animas River.