Welcome to Durango
Southwestern Colorado’s historic hub, Durango has roots as an important mining town. Today, visitors can get a taste of its prospecting past with a ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which winds through canyons and past abandoned gold and silver mines. Outdoor adventurers will also find plenty to do in Durango, from hiking in the San Juan National Forest to skiing at family-friendly Purgatory Resort. It’s also an ideal base for exploring Mesa Verde National Park, the site of ancient stone cliff dwellings built by the Pueblo people.