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Durango Trails builds and maintains trails in the area and has opportunities for volunteers eager to help steward the land.
Take a scenic drive back to Durango through Bayfield. Explore the antique stores in Gem Village or stop by the Billy Goat Saloon for a hot or cold beverage.
Unlike the ski lifts, the trails around Durango won’t close at 4pm. Rather, the setting sun will provide a beautiful backdrop to an untouched landscape. Slow down your daily pace when you cross-country ski or snowshoe the trails. Follow the Colorado Trail up to Gudy’s Rest for a beautiful panorama of the national forest, wind through the Animas Mountain Trail for a birds-eye view of town or escape the bustle by following the neighboring creek of the Vallecito Reservoir.
Experience all of Purgatory Resort by spending your off-ski day dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, riding the Inferno Mountain Coaster or cruising across the street for a day of Nordic skiing.