Spring Break in Durango

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Get one last taste of winter in Durango as the snow starts to melt and the temps rise, making for excellent spring frolicking.

Itinerary Tip
Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top of mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.

Sustainability Activity
How to Give Back to These Special Places

Durango Trails builds and maintains trails in the area and has opportunities for volunteers eager to help steward the land.

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Vallecito Nordic Track Photo
Activity
Vallecito Nordic Track
Groomed, winter recreational trail system for use by non-motorized outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities through recreation, education and…
Lunch
Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Lakeside steakhouse featuring a wide variety menu. Family friendly atmosphere centered around mountain man era theme.
Activity
Scenic Drive Back to Durango

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.

Dinner
Serious Texas BBQ North Durango
We know how to heat up a kitchen with a variety of smoked meats and sausage. We are known for the must-have smoked turkey which pairs nicely with the…
Activity
Hesperus Ski Area

Twenty six trails, snow tubing, skiing under the stars, ski school and many other small ski-area delights.

Lodging
Holiday Inn & Suites Durango Central

Welcome to Holiday Inn & Suites Durango Central ... Durango's newest full service hotel! Located near the Animas River and minutes from downtown! …

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Breakfast
Lone Spur Cafe
We offer great cowboy food, great cowboy service, and genuine cowboy charm at our one-of-a-kind breakfast, lunch and special dinner café.
Activity
Powerhouse Science Center
The Powerhouse Science Center is Southwest Colorado's hands-on, interactive science center for all ages. Open year-round, the center is a dynamic…
Lunch
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…

Activity
Explore a Quiet Trail

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.

Dinner
Derailed Pour House
Libations, live music and food with a speakeasy atmosphere.
Activity
Alpine Heli Tours
Private helicopter tours departing from Animas Airpark in Durango, Colorado. Our non-stop tours give an incredible view of the city of Durango, lower…
Lodging
Homewood Suites by Hilton Durango, CO
Welcome to the Homewood Suites by Hilton Durango only extended stay hotel. We are just a very short drive from downtown Durango. Come make your self…
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Breakfast
Durango Doughworks
Donuts, bagels, coffee, burritos, salads, sandwiches, dine in, grab-and-go.
Activity
Wolfwood Refuge
WolfWood Refuge, founded in 1995 provides education and lifetime care for wolves and wolf dogs. We are one of the few wolf refuges still accepting…
Lunch
Kennebec Cafe

The Kennebec offers an atmosphere of casual elegance in warm, comfortable surroundings. We serve Mediterranean inspired cuisine, focusing on local…

Activity
Off the Slopes at Purgatory Resort

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.

Dinner
The Nugget Mountain Bar
We are ski-themed bar located just south of Purgatory Resort. We have a full bar, great food, patio, fire pits, and a cozy atmosphere. Come check us…
Activity
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…

Lodging
Durango Lodge
The Durango Lodge offers exceptionally clean, comfortable rooms at reasonable rates. Enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast, seasonal outdoor…