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Enjoy a Winter in Durango With No Lifts

Enjoy a Winter in Durango With No Lifts
5 days

Taking a rest day from skiing and boarding doesn’t mean missing out on the action. When your sore muscles are begging for a break, take advantage of the countless other activities Durango has to offer. From ice fishing and dog sledding to soaking in the hot spring and dining under the alpine sky, it’s easy to experience a dozen vacations in one.

Sustainability Activity

Join Trails 2000:

Join Durango's Trails 2000, which plans, builds and maintains trails, educates trail users and encourages connectivity on the road.  

Insider's Tip

Avoid the Crowds:

Winter is a great time to visit Durango to avoid the crowds, especially if you plan on exploring downtown Durango. 

Day 1
Activity

Durango Dog Ranch

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Being whisked along the trail by huskies is a feeling you will not soon forget. Read More
Lunch

2nd Deli & Spirits

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With delicious and affordable cocktails, wine by the glass, and a lengthy list of canned and draft beers the bar has something for everyone. Come on down and join us for a sandwich and if you feel... Read More
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Spaaah Shop & Day Spa

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Downtown Durango's friendly and affordable day spa and store! Read More
Dinner

Zia Taqueria (South)

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We believe in simple, tasteful, authentic food with an atmosphere and price that feels good, warms the soul, and reminds you that some of the better things in life are quite simple.  Eat well. ... Read More

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Live Music

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Check out a concert or show at one of the best nine live music venues in Durango.
Lodging

Homewood Suites by Hilton Durango, CO

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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 home in our all suite property with plenty to... Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Durango Joes Coffee

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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 spot in your day. Read More
Activity

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Experience the adventure of traveling by a historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago. Wind through... Read More

Insider's Tip

Cascade Canyon Excursion :

Departing from Durango, the train leads you on a 26-mile journey through the San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River in the comfort of heated coaches. Sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views along untouched land deep in the canyon.

 
Lunch

Bring Your Lunch

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Grab lunch on the train ride or pack it beforehand. Bread sells amazing sandwiches.
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The Office Spiritorium

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Cleverly named, The Office Spiritorium in the Historic Strater Hotel, this establishment is designed for those who wish to relax after work yet still spend a little more time at, well, "The... Read More

Dinner

Diamond Belle Saloon

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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 famous original ragtime piano bars in the Wild... Read More

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Cream Bean Berry

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Our ice cream is made from scratch with 100% organic milk, cream, and sugar. We partner with local growers to offer seasonal flavors, but when can’t get something in our region, we source organic... Read More
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Historic Strater Hotel

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Built in 1887, the historic Strater Hotel is one of Durango's prominent downtown landmarks and is located two blocks north of the Read More

Day 3
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Smiley Cafe

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The Smiley Cafe is about quality local food & coffee and a great place to enjoy time with friends and family. Read More
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Take a Walking Tour

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Downtown Durango is on the National Register of Historic Districts and overflows with historic hotels, award-winning restaurants, art galleries, museums and boutique shopping. Farm agritourism tours, craft breweries, over 100 restaurants and local culinary products highlight a visit to Durango, supported by a strong "eat local" mindset and abundance of locally grown and raised meat, vegetables and food products.
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Macho's Fast Mexican Food & Drinks

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We serve high quality and delicious fast Mexican food with a variety of domestic and Mexican beers and authentic Mexican drinks specializing in tequila. Read More
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Go Cross-Country Skiing

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Grab some cross-country skis from 2nd Avenue Sports and head out to Vallecito Lake.
Dinner

11th Street Station

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Seven small, but robust food truck options encircle the original service station now turned Ernie’s Bar, which pours craft brews, libations, coffee and more. From tacos to pizza, sushi to... Read More
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Museum Hop

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Durango features more than a dozen award-winning art galleries, museums and cultural attractions, including the Durango Arts Center, Durango & Silverton Train Museum, Animas Museum, Powerhouse Science Center, Center for Southwest Studies, and the Durango Fish Hatchery & Wildlife Museum.
Lodging

Leland House & Rochester Hotel

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The Leland House and Rochester Hotel provide unique historic accommodations in the heart of downtown Durango, walking distance to shops, restaurants, activities and the Durango-Silverton... Read More

Day 4
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Leland House & Rochester Hotel

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The Leland House and Rochester Hotel provide unique historic accommodations in the heart of downtown Durango, walking distance to shops, restaurants, activities and the Durango-Silverton... Read More

Activity

Honey House Distillery

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Honey House Distillery produces a variety of hand crafted, small batch distilled spirits including the very first Colorado Honey Whiskey. Read More
Lunch

Olde Schoolhouse Cafe

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For over 20 years, The Old Schoolhouse Café & Saloon has been serving the best pizza in Durango Area. We also have wings and calzones, along with a bar and pool table. Read More
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Animas Museum

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The 1904 Animas city school building is a charming local history museum which offers a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages.  Also home to a research library and photo archives.

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Pop Sushi

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Socialize at the bar and lounge while enjoying delicious and creative Asian dishes. Read More
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Animas Chocolate Company

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Award-winning Animas Chocolate Company handcrafts a variety of chocolate truffles and bars in Durango, Colorado. Bring the kids for a taste of our famous Smelter Hot Chocolate at our Chocolate... Read More

Lodging

Double Tree by Hilton - Durango

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Enjoy a warm cookie and a warmer welcome when you arrive at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Durango. Skip the front desk and use our state-of-the art Digital Key check in, then unwind in your newly... Read More
Day 5
Breakfast

Edgewater Grille & Lounge

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Comfortable yet elegant. Enjoy casual dining with picture windows overlooking 100-year-old trees shrouding the Animas River. Enjoy a savory selection of seafood, steaks, poultry, and more. Read More
Activity

Go for a Walk

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Take a walk on the Animas River Trail, which stretches 7 miles through Durango's Animas River Greenway.

Insider's Tip

Feed the Fish:

Stop in at the Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum to see rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and more being raised. It is the oldest state-owned fish hatchery in Colorado.

Lunch

Mountain Taco & Tequila

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Mountain Taco & Tequila is excited to bring you a new spin on an old favorite, the taco. We use the highest quality, local when possible ingredients to create our fresh street-style tacos and... Read More
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Go Brewery and Distillery Hopping

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Check out Durango's breweries and spirits. Explore the crafted beverages of the beautiful southwest region of Colorado! Visit nearly 40 independent breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries and non-alcoholic soda producers and coffee roasters, all while discovering the diverse scenery and rich attractions of this part of the state.
Dinner

BREW Pub & Kitchen

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We hand craft our own spectacular beers & feature unique beers from other Colorado breweries as well as wonderful wines & select spirits.

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Weeknight Hangouts

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Check out what's going on at the best weeknight hangouts and where activities are happening in Durango.
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Durango Downtown Inn

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Located one block from historic Main Street, we offer an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, and easy access to shopping, dining and galleries. Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, located... Read More