The Ultimate Winter Weekend in Durango

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Break out of your typical Colorado ski-trip pattern and explore some of the unique winter activities that southwest Colorado has to offer. Experience unforgettable outdoor excursions, scrumptious food and drink and award-winning lodging on this three-day adventure in Durango.

Sustainability Activity
Donate to the Durango Arts Center

The group educates the community on visual art, theater and music.

Itinerary Tip
Backcountry Safety:

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top-of-mind! Seek education and training before 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 >>

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Activity
Mesa Verde Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing

Start your trip to southwest Colorado off right with an outdoor excursion on foot through Mesa Verde. Rent snowshoes or Nordic skis and trek your way through the park on Cliff Place Loop Road or Morefield Campground Loop Road. After the first snow, both make great destinations with incredible views of the cliff dwellings and winter wildlife.

Itinerary Tip

Rent your snowshoes or skis from Ski Barn Durango. Make sure to bring plenty of water — while it may be cold out, the desert air is dry even during winter.

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Lunch
Grassburger

Award-winning 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers and fries. Also serving turkey and vegan burgers and bowls, farm salad, etc. Allergy and gluten…

Activity
Maria's Bookshop

A locally owned and independent bookstore, Maria's Bookshop has provided an inspiring community hub to locals and visitors of southwest Colorado…

Activity
Self-Guided Brewery Tour

Wind down for the night with a few drinks at Durango’s craft breweries. The city has five to choose from, each with its own unique brews.

Itinerary Tip

Stop by Nature’s Oasis for snacks. Keep them in your cabin and bring some along for your adventures on Day 2 — you’ll need the fuel!

Lodging
Blue Lake Ranch Bed and Breakfast

Southwest Colorado's premier bed-and-breakfast/country inn minutes from Mesa Verde and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. 

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Day
2
Breakfast
Durango Joes Coffee
Whether driving through, hanging out with us in-store, or enjoying our legendary coffee from home, wherever that may be, we want to be the bright…
Activity
La Plata Canyon Trail

This 3.6-mile out-and-back trail offers incredible views and scenery each winter.

Itinerary Tip
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Enjoy a picnic lunch from the things you picked up from Nature’s Oasis yesterday.

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…

Dinner
Kennebec Cafe

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

Activity
Animas City Theatre

See what's playing at the Animas City Theatre! From concerts and movies to performing arts, the playbook is full year-round.

Lodging
Blue Lake Ranch Bed and Breakfast

Southwest Colorado's premier bed-and-breakfast/country inn minutes from Mesa Verde and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. 

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Day
3
Breakfast
Smiley Cafe

The Smiley Cafe is about quality local food and coffee and a great place to enjoy time with friends and family.

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…

Lunch
Homeslice Pizza

What's our deal? Good question... Homeslice, like all the best things, is a homegrown pizza joint, bringing NY and Chicago styles together to…

Activity
Walking Tour of Durango's Art Scene

Durango's galleries are free to explore, but each one has incredible art, intricate jewelry, stunning photography and more available for purchase. Sales support artisans in the area and allow them to keep producing beautiful works that tell southwest Colorado's story.

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
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
Blue Lake Ranch Bed and Breakfast

Southwest Colorado's premier bed-and-breakfast/country inn minutes from Mesa Verde and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. 

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