Summer in Durango

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Summer in Durango is about more than just the activities. It’s about special moments shared with special people, wild adventures under the southwestern sun and making more time for unforgettable memories.

Sustainability Activity
Help Maintain Trails

Durango Trails helps build and maintain trails while educating trail users. Volunteer your time or donate to help Durango's trail networks continue to delight people for years to come.

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Durango Dog Ranch Photo
Activity
Durango Dog Ranch

We offer a summery take on dogsledding with scooters and overland tours from June–October. Once the snow falls, we offer two hour and half day…

Lunch
Kennebec Cafe

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

Activity
Dalton Ranch Golf Club

4-star rating —Golf Digest. Number 8 Best Colorado Course to Play —Golfweek.

Dinner
James Ranch Grill

Our delicious meats, cheeses and vegetables are produced on the James Ranch using organic, sustainable, grass-based practices and have been for…

Activity
James Ranch

James Ranch is ten miles north of Durango, Colorado in the beautiful Animas River Valley. Here, you will find 400 acres of high altitude,…

Insider's Tip
Kick Up Your Heels at James Ranch

Evenings are relaxed at the ranch, where you can grab picnic table or sit on a blanket under the setting sun while listening to live music.

Lodging
Hampton Inn - Durango

Named one of the coolest small towns in America, Durango sits in sunny, Southwestern Colorado. A gateway for all your itineraries.  Enjoy Mesa…

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Breakfast
The Yellow Carrot
Join us in our new location and let us serve you with love through our amazing food and service. Stop in and enjoy fun and exciting flavor…
Activity
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

Experience the adventure of traveling by a historic steam-powered or diesel locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old…

Insider's Tip
Ride the Cascade Canyon Express

See soaring geological features and fantastic scenery on this short excursion in an open-air gondola

Lunch
James Ranch Grill

Our delicious meats, cheeses and vegetables are produced on the James Ranch using organic, sustainable, grass-based practices and have been for…

Activity
Find the Best Souvenirs

From fashionable dresses to mountain-inspired decor to ski gear and toys, Durango is full of shops with the best souvenirs for you.

Dinner
Primi Pasta & Wine Bar
One of the most unique dining experiences in Durango can be found at Primi Pasta and Wine Bar. The owners of Primi brought the tastes of their…
Activity
Attend Music in the Mountains

Attend one of the classical concerts held each July at Music in the Mountains.

Insider's Tip
Head to Vallecito

Hop on CO-240 for 30 minutes to Vallecito for the night.

Lodging
Pine River Lodge

Pine River Lodge offers 31 Cabins nestled under huge Pines overlooking Vallecito Lake. Each cabin has a Full Kitchen, Separate Bedrooms ( King,…

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Breakfast
Vallecito Lake Country Market
Home to La Comida Ranchera Mexican Food Restaurant & Vallecito Liquors. We have Groceries, Gas, Propane, Ice Cream, Beverages, Espresso, Fudge, &…
Activity
Vallecito Marina
Vallecito Lake is the premier recreational lake in the Four Corners. Offering fishing boat, pontoon boat, kayak, SUP, and canoe rentals along with…
Lunch
Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Lakeside steakhouse featuring a wide variety menu. Family friendly atmosphere centered around mountain man era theme.
Activity
Duranglers Flies & Supplies

Duranglers Flies and Supplies is the premier fly shop and fly fishing guide service in the Four Corners region.  Located in Durango, Colorado, we…

Insider's Tip
San Juan Angler

The San Juan Angler also offers a local guide service for fly-fishing.

Dinner
Mahogany Grille

Enjoy handcrafted cuisine while stepping back in time in the ambiance of the Victorian Old West as we serve you an array of eclectic culinary…

Activity
Sample Local Beer, Wine and Spirits

Taste test title-holding craft beverages around Durango.

Lodging
Adventure Inn Durango

Trip Advisor ranked #2 for guest satisfaction. Our clean, newly renovated 25 room motel features flat screen TV's, exceptional in room WI-FI, mini…

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4
Breakfast
Bread
Fresh homemade breads, pastries, cookies and deli sandwiches served daily in this popular bakery - a gathering spot for breakfast and lunch. From…
Activity
Raft the Animas River

Durango's rafting companies are just waiting to take you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Lunch
RGP's Flame Grilled Wraps
Serving wraps grilled to order on our fresh, homemade dough.
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…
Dinner
11th Street Station
Seven small, but robust food truck options encircle the original service station now turned Ernie’s Bar, which pours craft brews, libations, coffee…
Activity
Tracks Across Borders Scenic & Historic Byway

Colorado's newest scenic byway, offers access to dramatic mountain scenery and layers of history, from the storied pasts of our earliest American…

Lodging
General Palmer Hotel

The General Palmer Hotel is a prestigious, Victorian-style hotel. The Historic General Palmer Hotel will pamper you with, luxury, service, and…

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5
Breakfast
Oscar's Cafe
Oscar's Cafe - A 50's style diner serving award winning breakfast and lunch. We are a family operated cafe for the last years. Voted a local's…
Activity
Go on a Historic Walking Tour

The Main Avenue of Durango is lined with historic buildings just waiting to tell you their story.

Lunch
Durango Bagel
Breakfast and Lunch Sandwiches Bagels right next to where main meets the train.
Activity
Take a Photography Workshop

Durango's scenery is exquisite, so learn how to take the perfect photo of it at a workshop hosted by Over the Hill Outfitters.

Dinner
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…

Lodging
Camp at Molas Lake

Lay your head to rest under a blanket of stars at this Silverton campground.