No Booking Fees!

info@premiervacationrentalsgroup.com or call 970-749-4820

Durango Information

Durango Recommendations and Activities

Durango is a charming, historic “Old West” town located in the southwest corner of Colorado and nestled in the San Juan Mountains with the Animas River running through it. Durango is a vacation destination for all ages and all seasons. Summer brings endless hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fly fishing, and river rafting opportunities. Music in the Mountains, Durango Independent Film Festival and countless other family festivals are always a big hit. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is one of the nation’s most popular tourist attractions and it also has special themed trips throughout the year.

Fall travelers enjoy perfect weather and picturesque scenery for continued outdoor pursuits and excellent photographic opportunities. The fall colors are a kaleidoscopic feast for the eyes and one of the most popular times to visit the area.

 

mesaverde

Search for Lodging:

No Booking Fees!

 

Winter brings world class downhill skiing and snowboarding at Purgatory (formerly Durango Mountain Resort). Cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice-climbing and backcountry skiing are also major recreational pursuits in the area. The more adventurous can explore North America’s only all-extreme ski area in nearby Silverton and Telluride, Wolf Creek and Taos are all a short distance away.  A Purgatory vacation rental will put you close to it all.

Early spring has some of our favorite snow conditions with endless sunny warm days, and late spring emerges with beautiful wildflowers for all outdoor enthusiasts and photographers. Don’t miss a visit to Mesa Verde National Park to explore the cave dwellings and culture of the Anasazi in one of the nation’s most scenic and visited national parks.

Durango offers sophisticated restaurants and shopping, a budding arts community, diverse cultural attractions, and all while maintaining its down-home atmosphere and friendly welcoming feel.
If you are interested in modern, outdoor family portraiture while here, or if you are planning a destination wedding in Durango, we highly recommend SABphotography.

If you’re interested in real estate in southwest Colorado, we recommend Chris Bettin at DurangoLandandHomes.com brokerage.

Durango has more restaurants per capita then San Francisco. Here are some of our favorites.

 

Restaurants Near Purgatory (formerly Durango Mountain Resort)

Sows Ear – Steaks – $$$ – 48475 Highway 550, 970-247-3527

Purgys – American – $$ – at Purgatory (formerly Durango Mountain Resort), 970-247-9000 Ext.15230

The Yellow Carrot – $$ – Bistro (at Tamarron), Catering for Weddings etc., 970-259-3773

Village Market & Deli Sandwiches – $ – at Purgatory (formerly Durango Mountain Resort), 970-247-9000 Ext.15230

Old School House Café – Pizza – $ – 46778 Highway 550, 970-259-2257

 

Restaurants Near Downtown Durango

Cantera Tequila : Cocina : Mezcal – Authentic Mexican Cuisine – $$$ – 1150 Main Avenue, 970-422-8523

Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen – American Bistro with Southwest Flair – $$$ – 862 Main Avenue, 970-259-2749

East By Southwest/Golden Triangle – Asian – $$$ – 160 E College Drive, 970-247 5533

El Moro Spirits & Tavern – Modern Rustic – $$$ – 945 Main Avenue, 970-259-5555

Eolus – Fine Dining – $$$ – 919 Main Avenue, 970-259-2898

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill – Fine Dining – $$$ – 764 Main Avenue, 970-382-9790

The Mahogany Grill – Fine Dining – $$$ – 699 Main Avenue, 970-247-4433

Carvers Brewing Company – Breakfast/American – $$ – 1022 Main Avenue, 970-259-2545

Brew Pub & Kitchen – American – $$ – 117 W College Drive, 970-259-5959

Cuckoos Chicken House & Watering Hole – Chicken Wings/Sports Bar – $$ – 128 E College Drive, 970-259-6322

Gazpachos – New Mexican – $$ – 431 E 2nd Avenue, 970-259-9494

Guidos – Italian – $$ – 1201 Main Avenue, 970-259-5028

Irish Embassy Pub – Pub Grub – $$ – 900 Main Avenue, 970-403-1200

Steamworks Brewing Company American – $$ – 801 E 2nd Avenue, 970-259-9200

T’s Smokehouse – BBQ – $$ – #3 Depot Place, 970-259-6000

The Balcony Bar & Grill – American – $ – 600 Main Avenue, 970-422-8008

College Drive Café – Breakfast/Lunch – $ – 666 E College Drive, 970-247-5322

Homeslice – Pizza – $ – 441 E College Drive, 970-259-5551

Oscars – Breakfast/Lunch – $ – 18 Town Plaza, 970-247-0526

Ninis Taqueria – Mexican – $ – 552 Main Avenue, 970-259-4221

Old Tymers – American – $ – 1000 Main Avenue, 970-259-2990

Serious Texas BBQ – South – BBQ – $ – 650 S Camino Del Rio, 970-259-9507

Serious Texas BBQ – North – BBQ – $ – 3535 N Main Avenue, 970-247-2243

Zia Taqueria – North – Mexican – $ – 3101 Main Avenue, 970-247-3355

Zia Taqueria – South – Mexican – $ – 400 S Camino del Rio, 970-247-1002

 

Summer Activities

ROLL eBikeDoor to Door Electric Bike Rental in Durango, 970-233-7904

White Water RaftingMild To Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours, 800-567-6745 – 10% Discount (not valid on already discounted packages)

ATV Tours and RentalsSilverton Rock Pirates 970-247-3706 –10% Discount,

Horse Back RidingBucks Livery, 970-385-2115 – 10% Discount

Rock Climbing/MountaineeringSan Juan Mountain Guides, 800-642-538920% Discount

Climbing Gym – Rock Lounge Durango, 970-259-7625 – 10% Discount

Jeep Trail ToursMild To Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours, 800-567-6745 – 10% Discount (not valid on already discounted packages)

Purgatory (formerly Durango Mountain Resort)Purgatory Resort, 970-247-9000

ZiplineSoaring Tree Top Adventures, 970-769-2357 (Click here for Specials)

GolfDalton Ranch Golf Club, 970-247-8774

GolfHillcrest Golf Club, 970-247-1499

Guided Fishing – The San Juan Angler, 970-382-9978

Train RideDurango & Silverton Train, 800-874-4607

Hot SpringsTrimble Spa and Hot Springs, 877-811-7111

Mesa Verde National ParkNational Park, 800-449-2288

Mountain Bike ToursHermosa Tours, 877-765-5688

Swimming/Working OutDurango Recreation Center, 970-375-7300

Hot Air Balloon RidesRocky Mountain Balloon Adventures, 970-731-8060

Paintball/ZiplineFull Blast Adventure Center, 970-759-9880

Gold Mine Tour – Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour, 970-387-5444

 

Winter Activities

Guided Fishing – The San Juan Angler, 970-382-9978

Climbing Gym – Rock Lounge Durango, 970-259-7625 – 10% Discount

Sleigh Ride – Bucks Livery, 970-385-2115 – 10% Discount (Except Holiday/Spring Break)

Ski/Snowboard Rentals – Performance Sports, 970-828-1278 – 15% Discount (ski delivery)

Snowmobile Tours – Ice Pirates Backcountry Adventures, 970-247-3706 – 10% Discount

Ice Climbing/Mountaineering – San Juan Mountain Guides, 800-642-5389 – 20% discount

Lift Tickets – www.skicoupons.com or www.liftopia.com

Dog Sledding – Durango Dog Ranch, 970-259-0694

Tubing, Snowshoeing, etc. – Purgatory (formerly Durango Mountain Resort), 970-385-2115 Ext.22215

Hot Springs – Trimble Spa & Hot Springs, 877-811-7111

Swimming/Working Out – Durango Recreation Center,970-375-7300

Private Ski Lessons – Steve Pease, 970-759-9569PSIA certified Ski Instructor Specializing in kids instructions from beginning to advanced skiers

Ice Skating – Chapman Hill, 970-375-7395

Train Ride – Durango & Silverton Train, 800-874-4607

 

Grocery Stores

Walmart 1155 South Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 970-259-8755 – 3 miles south of Durango

Natures Oasis 300 South Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 970-247-1988 – 1 mile south of Durango

Albertsons – 311 West College Drive, Durango, CO – 970-382-2224in town

PJs Gourmet Market 67 Trimble Lane, Durango, CO 970-247-0100 – 9 miles north of town

City Market – North 3130 Main Avenue, Durango, CO – 970-247-9435 – in town

City Market – South 6 Town Plaza, Durango, CO – 970-247-2921 – in town


Premier Vacation Rentals group is your first stop for finding a place in Durango, Colorado to stay and enjoy these awesome sights and activities!  Search all Durango vacation rentals now…

Search for Lodging:

No Booking Fees!