Area Information




What is your dream of paradise? When you envision yourself in a place that lets you live life to the fullest, what do you see?
Durango is often found to epitomize many of the ideals that people associate with living in ‘paradise’: high quality of living, tight-knit community, and healthy environment. So many of Durango’s current residents are here because they vacationed in Durango and decided they couldn’t bear to leave! Thankfully, our ‘paradise’ is not just a dream. We take great pride in assisting many people in making Durango their home.Durango offers many pursuits for a range of tastes. We invite you to explore the community and outdoor splendor that we call home through the following information, photos and links….and in doing so, you may find you want to call it home as well!Durango is home to professional athletes, skilled artists, musicians, scholars, and outdoor enthusiasts. The area hosts a range from snow-bird retirees and vacationers to full-year residents including young families, and folks that have been here for generations. What brings, and holds people here? World class cycling events. Thousands of acres of pristine wilderness. Dining. White powder slopes ranging from beginner to extreme thrill. Exhilarating white water rapids.River trailshiking and backpacking trails abound.

City recreational offerings include a modern 71,557 square foot Recreation Center, built in 2002, a range of outdoor sports fields throughout the area, and meticulously groomed golf courses at HillcrestDalton, and Glacier Club,

County and area recreational offerings are nearly limitless; millions of acres of National Forest land and trails, clear blue skies over lakes and streams, trails to hike…. bike….. and ride an assortment of hobbies ranging from the four-hooved to the four-wheeled. Icy mountain lakes with fishing for young, and young at heart, at VallecitoNavajo, Lemon and along the Animas River.

Please use the links below. We’re sure you’ll find Durango is a town alive with historical flavor and relaxed, yet modern living.

La Plata County Government Weather.com on Durango
Durango City Government Town of Bayfield
Durango Downtown Bayfield – Pine River Times
Durango Area Chamber of Commerce Durango School District 9-R
Durango Area Tourism Office Bayfield School District
Durango Area History and Culture Durango Arts Center
The Historic Strater Hotel Music In The Mountains
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Fort Lewis College
Duranglers Fly Fishing Guides & Equipment
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic