Spirit of the Southwest: Durango, Silverton & Pagosa Springs
In southwest Colorado, everything seems a little heightened: higher mountains, bluer skies and so many activities you’ll have a hard time choosing. Spending just a few days here will give you a taste of the glories of true Southwest living.
How to Give Back to These Special Places:
Volunteer or donate to the San Juan Mountains Association.
Take the Train to Silverton: Climb aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a scenic ride through remote wilderness to Silverton for lunch.
Hike Pine River Trail in Vallecito Lake
Head to Pagosa Springs: On your way to Pagosa Springs from Durango, stop at Chimney Rock National Monument to explore the Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site.