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.
The group educates the community on visual art, theater and music.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
This 3.6-mile out-and-back trail offers incredible views and scenery each winter.
Enjoy a picnic lunch from the things you picked up from Nature’s Oasis yesterday.
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.