Durango, Colorado is a small town of 17,000 situated on the Animas River, surrounded by mountains to the North and desert to the South. Outdoor activities abound in this corner of the Southwest: a ride on the D&SNGRR to Silverton, whitewater rafting and kayaking the Animas River, a trip to Mesa Verde National Park, mountain biking Horse Gulch, hiking the Weminuche Wilderness or La Plata Mountains, skiing and snowboarding at Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort. If you need a day off from your outdoor excursions try visiting local galleries, exploring science at the Durango Discovery Museum, or taking a drive on the San Juan Skyway. End your days while experiencing local vineyards Guy Drew and Sutcliffe Vineyards, and dine out at one of Durango’s many exceptional restaurants.
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