When it comes to living a laid-back lifestyle that offers abundant nature exploration opportunities along with pockets of urban amenities, Durango delivers. Durango is a charming town with a distinct appeal that nature lovers and families find themselves leading fulfilling lives.
Durango boasts a striking, mountainous landscape that you can only fully appreciate with your own eyes. While there are many nature-centric activities to enjoy here, Durango also features a vibrant downtown area with plenty of amenities. Its unique history makes it an excellent stop for exploring railroads, ghost towns, and ancient ruins. Whether you prefer strolling downtown to browse shops and eateries or desire an outdoor excursion, you can do it all in Durango.
Residents spend their days venturing into the beautiful mountainous terrain, wandering Durango’s historic district, and coming across friendly neighbors everywhere they go. Living in such a tight-knit community allows locals to get to know their neighbors and enjoy a community feel that you cannot get when living in a large city.
Finding an excellent spot to enjoy happy hour with friends or eat a tasty meal is easy to do in Durango. Bring the whole family out for dinner or meet with colleagues after work for a couple of drinks at Carver Brewing Company, where sustainability is worked into their beer production, partnerships with local farms, and more. If you prefer a wine tasting over an ice-cold beer, stop by Four Leave Winery to savor sumptuous wines fermented, blended, and bottled on-site. When seeking a place for date night, you must check out the Ore House Durango. This fantastic steakhouse embodies the Southwestern Colorado culture. Ore House touts melt-in-your-mouth steaks, an ever-evolving cocktail menu, and dedication to providing an exceptional fine-dining experience and sustainable, ethically-sourced eats.
The bounty of mountainous terrain and the following recreation opportunities are the focal point of things to do in Durango. Anglers have many fly and conventional fishing opportunities between rivers, reservoirs, and mountain lakes. This is fantastic news for those who like to take some time to reflect by the water, or families looking to spend time together in the sunshine. There are few ways to bond with family better than camping, and the San Juan National Forest features numerous peaks, lakes, rivers, and remote stretches of forest awaiting your exploration. Spend less time venturing into the wilderness by opting to take in the sublime natural beauty of the region via the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Between camping trips and nature walks, Durango locals enjoy a social calendar jam-packed with community events. Snowdown is a beloved winter festival that features an array of exciting events, including doughnut-eating contests and scavenger hunts. Foodies love the Taste of Durango celebration, the best summer kick-off party featuring local craft breweries, artisan libations, and endless samples of world-class fares.
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