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Explore the Crafted Beverages of Southwest Colorado

Explore the Crafted Beverages of Southwest Colorado
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Visit independent breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries, and non-alcoholic soda producers while discovering the diverse scenery and rich attractions of this part of the state. Durango will be your homebase for this tour.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local: There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Day 1
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Animas River Trail

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The Animas River provides gold medal waters for fishing, kayaking and rafting. Read More
Lunch

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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HONEYVILLE of Colorado

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Manufacturer of specialty honeys, jam, jellies, sauces since 1918. Read More
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Steamworks Brewing Co.

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Steamworks Brewing Co. offers much more than just award-winning craft beer. Our "gastropub" fare includes regional meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas and spicy... Read More

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Four Leaves Winery

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Four Leaves Winery Durango is a boutique winery located in historic Durango, Colorado. We import the highest quality grapes and then handcraft, blend, and ferment all of our wines right in front... Read More
Lodging

Historic Strater Hotel

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Built in 1887, the historic Strater Hotel is a Historic Hotel of America member and more than 125 years old. The Strater is a prestigious landmark in downtown Durango, Colorado and has a very... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Carver Brewing Company

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Since 1986, Carvers has offered Durango the very best in food and beer. Read More
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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

Eat Lunch in Silverton: Grab lunch at Avalanche Brewing and then hop the train for a scenic ride back to Durango.
Lunch

Avalanche Brewing Co.

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Whether you're fueling up for your next adventure, or winding down from the end of your last epic, we strive to bring you the best food and beverage to compliment your visit to the rugged and... 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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Dinner

The Container of Food at Ska Brewing

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Welcome to the evolution of eating at Ska Brewing World Headquarters.... Read More
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Durango Craft Spirits, LLC

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Durango Craft Spirits offers tours and a look into creating spirits from regional grains. Our Soiled Doves Vodka is made from ground white non-gmo corn from the Ute Mountain Utes in Towoac and the... Read More
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 3

Insider's Tip

Head West: Make the 30-minute drive from Durango to Mancos and Cortez, which will kick off the day's adventures.
Breakfast

Absolute Bakery & Cafe

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Dedicated to the art of food, the Absolute Bakery & Cafe prepares food from scratch, using only the finest of organic and local ingredients. It's no secret that the burgers taste better because the... Read More
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Mesa Verde National Park

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We want to welcome you as our guest to the nation's richest archeological preserve, where amazing cliff dwellings and more than 4,000 ancient sites.

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The Farm Bistro

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The Farm Bistro is a casual yet elegant farm to table restaurant in the heart of historic downtown Cortez, Colorado. The lunch and dinner menus are comfort food with style, and features locally... Read More

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Sutcliffe Vineyards

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Sutcliffe Vineyards is 36 acres of Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot nestled at the foot of the Sleeping Ute Mountain in Southwestern Colorado. The vineyards are... Read More

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WildEdge Brewing Collective

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WildEdge Brewing Collective is the newest brewery in Cortez Colorado. Creative beer, local food, great community.

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Insider's Tip

Make Your Way Back to Durango: Head back east to Durango for the night's entertainment.
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Henry Strater Theatre

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The world-renowned Henry Strater Theatre is one of the oldest and most prestigious continually running theatres in Colorado and the United States, offering more than 50 years of performances.... Read More

Lodging

General Palmer Hotel

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The General Palmer Hotel is a prestigious, Victorian-style hotel. The Historic General Palmer Hotel will pamper you with, luxury, service, and first-class amenities. Helping you to "Create... Read More

Day 4
Breakfast

Durango Bagel

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Breakfast and Lunch Sandwiches Bagels right next to where main meets the train. Read More
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Million Dollar Highway

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Offering breathtaking mountain, valley and gorge views, the Million Dollar Highway cost a reported million dollars a mile to build. The road winds and clings to the mountain providing dramatic... Read More

Insider's Tip

Head to Ouray: The Million Dollar Highway will lead you right to Ouray. Have lunch, dip in the hot springs and then head back to Durango for dinner.
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Ouray Brewing

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The Ouray Brewery is open daily. Our brewery has three levels with fine food and outstanding craft brews offered on each floor. Level one houses our kitchen and intimate pub. Level two offers... Read More

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Ouray Hot Springs Swimming Pool

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Nearly one million gallons of clear hot springs water, without the sulfur smell common in many hot springs. There are 3 pools ranging from 80 to 105 degree, plus lap lanes and a Wibit obstacle... Read More

Dinner

Animas Brewing Company

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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 atmosphere.

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Historic Walking Tour in Downtown Durango

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Meet at the Welcome Center at 8th and Main for a tour with a Victorian guide. Learn the architecture, the history and some entertaining antidotes about Durango's wild-west past.
Lodging

Nobody's Inn

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Nobody's Inn is a collection of eclectic rooms in Historic Downtown Durango. Two rooms have full kitchens and two have kitenettes.

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Day 5
Breakfast

College Drive Cafe

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Fresh and local food doesn't have to be expensive. Breakfast, lunch coffee, Wi-Fi, freindly staff and relaxing atmosphere. Read More

Insider's Tip

The Last Towns on the Tour: Make the hour-long drive east to Pagosa Springs and Bayfield for the last round of this tasting tour before packing it in in Durango.
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The Springs Resort & Spa

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The Springs Resort & Spa is located on the banks of the San Juan River in downtown Pagosa Springs. Offering 23 naturally hot therapeutic mineral pools and a mineral water lap pool fed by the... Read More

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Pagosa Brewing Company

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Pagosa Brewing Company & Grill is Pagosa Springs' National Award-Winning Brewery, recommended by Sunset Magazine, National Geographic & The New York Times. We've got a cozy tap room & dining room... Read More
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Chimney Rock National Monument

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This undiscovered gem is an intimate, off-the-beaten-path archaeological site located at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains  in Southwestern Colorado. You'll walk in the footsteps of... Read More

Dinner

Bottom Shelf Brewery

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Bottom Shelf Brewery's hand crafted beers come in a variety of styles and flavors sure to meet the most discriminating tastes and palates! Hand selected hops and barley go into each style of... Read More

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Durango Brewing Company

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Durango Brewing Company is the third oldest microbrewery in Colorado. Read More
Lodging

Hampton Inn - Durango

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Play outside in southwestern Colorado. Go mountain biking, snow skiing, rafting or fishing and then relax and recharge at our Hampton Inn Durango hotel, a great base 'lodge' for your adventure. ... Read More