Durango Colorado is a picturesque mountain town, nestled at the southwestern foot of the Rocky Mountains. Located in the “Four Corners” region where Colorado meets Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Durango is the Perfect gateway to Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Chimney Rock National Monument. Durango is also home to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, making it a must see for history enthusiasts. The ride between Durango and Silverton aboard a historic steam train is a spectacular journey with in the heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Animas River; Durango offers an endless variety of year-round activities and world-class experiences. From Old West Heritage, Ancient Ruins, Art & Culture to Adventure Sports, Agri-Tourism and Special Events, Durango has something for all travelers.
Discover the Heritage of Ancestral Puebloans who made the Southwest Region their home for 700 years. With hundreds of archeological sites dotting the hillsides, with spectacular views and rich history. Mesa Verde National Park has the largest cliff dwellings remaining in North America and is one of the 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States. The Ancestral Puebloans farmed this area as far back as 600 AD, and lands fertility stretches along the horizon seen as we travel aboard a motor coach with a narrative of Mesa Verde National Park and local history.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a ride into the Past on a 19th Century Steam Train. Take a journey back in time and step into the history of the American Wild West. Your journey begins in Durango a picturesque mountain town, nestled at the southwestern foot of the Rocky Mountains. We will travel aboard a motor coach for a breathtaking scenic ride to Silverton at 9,318 feet it is a visit you will not forget. A perfect combination of intimate restaurants, boutique shopping and supreme natural beauty adds to Silverton’s Victorian charm. From there, step onboard the D&SNRR train to travel through some of the most breathtaking scenery Colorado has to offer- the backcountry wilderness of the San Juan Mountains. Your historic, coal fired, steam-powered train travels up and down a winding narrow-gauge grade as you travel past cascading creeks and waterfalls, trough towering pines to view rugged snowcapped summits, following the Animas River on your way to Durango.
Unesco World Heritage Site - Mesa Verde National Park
About the Durango Area Tourism Office
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad