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Spend Fall with the Locals in Durango

Spend Fall with the Locals in Durango
3 days

If watching snow and leaves fall together upon the San Juan Mountains sounds like magic to you, it’s time to head off the beaten path with Colorado locals.

Sustainability Activity

Trails 2000:

Volunteer with Trails 2000, an organization that builds and maintains trails, educates trail users and encourages connectivity on road, path and trail.

Insider's Tip

Know When to Go:

November is one of the best months to experience the real Durango. For visitors, it’s a chance to unplug, share in the company of locals and enjoy a quiet retreat to the mountains, sans crowds.

Day 1
Activity

Durango Mountain Bike Tours

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Durango Mountain Bike Tours specializes in guided mtb tours on the 100-plus miles of singletrack in and around Durango. We operate March through November and offer 2, 3, 4 or more hour... Read More

Lunch

Rice Monkeys

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At Rice Monkeys we have a fresh approach to Asian cuisine by providing healthy, creative and delicious Asian food in a fast, friendly environment. Read More
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Experience Durango’s Art & Culture Scene

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Your next stop should be downtown to stroll Durango’s 10 must-visit art galleries. Without the summer crowds or winter cold, fall offers the best time to explore Durango’s art and culture scene at your own pace. Talk with the incredible photographers and artists behind the masterpieces, or join them directly on the trail by booking a photography workshop or tour with Scenic Aperture in town.
Dinner

Ore House Restaurant

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Tradition, history, rustic elegance.

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Activity

Roll ebike

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Roll is a solar powered electric bike rental company. We deliver door-to-door within 10 miles of Durango, Colorado. We deliver (for free) to your hotel, vacation rental, VRBO, Airbnb or family... Read More

Lodging

O-Bar-O Cabins

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Riverfront cabins with fireplaces, full kitchens. 1/4-mile private-stocked river fishing. Read More

Insider's Tip

Hibernation Vacation: O-Bar-O Cabins offers a variety of packages, including a "Hibernation Vacation" that includes mug cookies, massages for you and your partner and a stoked, cozy fire.
Day 2
Breakfast

Jean Pierre Bakery, Cafe & Wine Bar

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Quaint, long-running locale for traditional French breads, pastries & meals amid antique decor. Read More
Activity

Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa

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Durango, Colorado's only lodging, hot springs, and day spa resort seven miles north of town. A popular local family hangout and a summer stopover for tourists. We like to call it the "Getaway... Read More

Lunch

11th Street Station

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Seven small, but robust food truck options encircle the original service station now turned Ernie’s Bar, which pours craft brews, libations, coffee and more. From tacos to pizza, sushi to... Read More
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Ghost Walk Durango

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Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on this guided walking tour through the historic district of Durango.

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Dinner

Steamworks Brewing Co.

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Steamworks Brewing Co. offers much more than just award-winning craft beer. Our "gastropub" fare includes regional meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas and spicy... Read More

Activity

Conundrum Escape Rooms

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Race the clock with friends and family to solve each room's puzzles. Choose from Agents of Influence, The Lost Temple and The Medieval Breakout. 

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Lodging

Historic Strater Hotel

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Built in 1887, the historic Strater Hotel is one of Durango's prominent downtown landmarks and is located two blocks north of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in the center of town.... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Durango Bagel

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Breakfast and Lunch Sandwiches Bagels right next to where main meets the train. Read More
Activity

Durango Train Museum

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Throw in some antique trucks, tractors, a covered wagon, an American Indian motorcycle, full-size steam locomotives, vintage coaches and an extensive model-train layout and you'll begin to see how much we have going on in the ever-changing exhibits at the Durango D&SNG Museum.
Lunch

Michel's Corner Crepes

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Whether you're headed to the slopes, the trails or just running around town, stop by to grab some light and unique fare to go, make quickly and fresh to order. Read More
Activity

Hike for Views of Durango

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Choose from one of the five best hikes in Durango for stunning views of the diverse landscapes.
Dinner

Fired Up Pizzeria

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Fired Up Pizzeria is dedicated to the ingredients, quality and traditional methods of producing authentic Neapolitan pizza. Our pizzas are created with handmade dough, fresh mozzarella, and hand... Read More

Activity

Animas City Theatre

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See what's playing at the Animas City Theatre: Concerts, movies and performing arts fill the playbook year-round. Read More
Lodging

Leland House & Rochester Hotel

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The Leland House and Rochester Hotel provide unique historic accommodations in the heart of downtown Durango, walking distance to shops, restaurants, activities and the Durango-Silverton... Read More