Spend Fall With the Locals in Durango
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Choose from one of the five best hikes in Durango for stunning views of the diverse landscapes.