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Browse through all the various activities to keep you busy and having fun in Durango, Colorado.

Purgatory Resorts

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The local ski resort in Durango, Colorado is much more than skiing and snowboarding. It is a place for making memories with tons of activities year-round including mountain biking, snow-tubing, and unforgettable views. Purgatory Resorts also offer skiing and snowboard training for all ages, so come join us on the mountain!

Durango Dog Ranch

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We will offer a TWO-hour tour by dogsled in and around the snowy mountains of Southwest Colorado at 9:30, 12:30, and our sunset tours begin at 3:30. Each sled holds up 2 people not to exceed 375. Families will be grouped together. We go in all conditions and have many trails to choose from all within 30 minutes of downtown Durango!

Soaring Tree Top Adventures

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Looking for a fun activity for your friends and family? Try your adventure at the local zip line course. Safe and long, the adventure is perfect for all ages.

San Juan Symphony

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A regional orchestra bringing some of the best musicians together in the Four Corners area, the San Juan Symphony provides high-quality performances through the art of music. 

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Animas Museum
P.O. Box 3384, (970) 259-2402

Located in the historic 1904 Animas City School, the Animas Museum offers exhibits and programs on San Juan Basin history, a research library, photo archive, gift shop and award-winning gardens. Open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bar D Chuckwagon
8080 C.R. 250, (970) 247-5753

Old West music and comedy stage show, with delicious barbecue supper. Fun for the whole family. Open nightly from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Reservations are required.

Center of Southwest Studies at FLC
1000 Rim Dr., (970) 247-7456

A central gateway where people can learn the unique nature of the American Southwest through the understanding of its people and their dynamic relationship to the landscape. Current exhibits: Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings, 23 copperplate etchings spanning Hardin’s work from 1980-1984; Treasures of the Southwest, a selection of textiles from The Durango Collection ®, which represents 800 years of weaving in the Southwest; Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Colorado’s Renaissance Man, furniture and memorabilia from his U.S. Senate office.

Community Concert Hall at FLC
1000 Rim Dr., (970) 247-7657 

Durango’s home for great performing arts including dance, magic, musical theater and a wide variety of music genres. The beautiful hall is also available to renters for fundraisers, group events/conferences and special receptions.

Durango Adventure Rentals
Durango, (970) 335-9311

Durango’s premier source for Polaris ATV, UTV and Slingshot rentals. Half or full-day rentals available. Open

Henry Strater Theater
The Strater Hotel, (970) 375-7160

The world-renowned Henry Strater Theater is the oldest continually running theater in Durango, tallying over 47 years of quality performances. The theater now houses top-of-the-line stage lighting and surround-sound equipment for your pleasure. This intimate and prestigious venue operates year-round as a community space and theater, welcoming live bands from around the nation and both local and touring productions of well-known and well-loved theatrical performances. (866) 710-5068.

Honeyville & Honey House Distillery
33633 Hwy. 550, (970) 247-1474

A stop to see the bees make honey. Colorado wildflower honey, homemade jams, honey wines, gift packages, complimentary catalog, free samples, chocolate honey. Sweet, award-winning spirits distilled in a custom Queen Bee copper still include Colorado Honey Whiskey, Hex Vodka and Red Cliffs Spiced Rum. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ten miles north of Durango.

Horsefly History Tours
Durango, (970) 570-0437

A venture back in time to search for the hidden history of Durango. Walking tours share stories of the characters and events that have shaped Durango since its founding in 1880, from gunfights, ghosts, soiled doves, and madams and outlaws to the town’s one and only legal hanging. Tours range in length from quick and dirty to one-and-a-half

KSUT Public Radio
Ignacio, (970) 563-0255

Four Corners public radio ~ connecting people, creating community through cultural programming, public-radio favorites, local happenings and musical discovery. Part of the NPR network.

Music in the Mountains
P.O. Box 3751, (970) 385-6820

Music in the Mountains celebrates its three-week festival season with orchestra, chamber, conservatory young artists and world-music performances July 7-29 this year. A host of concerts and events are performed in spectacular venues set in Durango. Information, schedule and tickets:

Pleasant Journey Alpacas
Hesperus, (970) 259-3384

A working alpaca ranch and hands-on breeder of quality alpacas. Superior customer service and mentoring to customers, as well as quality alpacas for sale. Ranch store offers beautifully handcrafted nuno felted scarves, 100-percent alpaca yarn in all-natural colors, wet felted alpaca wall hangings, 100-percent alpaca blanket throws, socks and more.

Purgatory Resort
#1 Skier Place, (970) 247-9000

Just 25 minutes north of downtown Durango, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort features activities for all ages in the spectacular San Juan Mountains. “Family friendly,” enjoy the day and race down the alpine slide, fly on the bungee trampoline, scale the climbing wall, ride the summer chair lift with access to 50 miles of trails, play mini or disc golf, or roll through the forest on a mountain bike. Horseback and fishing trips are available. Come on up and play! Be a kid for the day at Purgatory.

San Juan Symphony
P.O. Box 1073, (970) 382-9753

The San Juan Symphony is a regional orchestra uniting the Four Corners area by nurturing the art of music through education and high-quality performances that touch the soul.

Sky Ute Casino Resort
Ignacio, (970) 563-7777

The Sky Ute Resort and Casino includes a 45,000-square-foot casino hosting up to 700 slot machines, 10+ table games, 140 hotel rooms including six luxury suites, a 100-seat Bingo hall, a 24-lane bowling center, retail spaces, indoor pool, putt-putt golf and multiple restaurants. The 1,800-seat Events/Conference Center offers up to 19,000+ square feet of usable space for everything from rock concerts to educational seminars. Whether you are looking to host a business conference for 1,500 or an intimate wedding for 100, their talented sales/banquets staff will assist you every step of the way. Located a short 23 miles from downtown Durango on U.S. Highway 172; changing the way the Four Corners plays!

Soaring Tree Top Adventures

Durango, (970) 563-7777

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you soar through the forests of Colorado on a zip line. The zip lines at Soaring Tree Top Adventures are some of the longest and safest of its kind. This is a great adventure for all ages.

Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center
Ignacio, (970) 563-9583

A unique history of the Ute people. The central space welcome gallery, designed as a giant wickiup, is a gathering place and home to the museum’s Eagle Donor Wall with spectacular Circle of Life window and four compass points marked on the floor in inset stone. New exhibit, Riders of the West: Portraits from Indian Rodeo, photographs by Linda MacCannell and text by Peter Iveerson, on display Feb. 23, 2018, through February 2019. Open daily with free admission.

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