Durango HotelsA Victorian mining town turned holiday hotspot city, Durango is an all season recreational haven. Stationed within the breathtaking beauty of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, miles of natural landscape set the scene for an avalanche of adventures. Scale towering cliff faces, raft roaring white waters, hike through wilderness, or like many that come here, ski down the snowy bowls of the San Juan Mountains. Après-ski, explore the city’s historic downtown or hop aboard the train and take an antiquated journey.Things to seeWeaving through 45 miles of mountainous terrain, above craggy gorges and roaring rivers, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad paves the way for an unforgettable vintage locomotive ride. Built in the 1880’s, passengers can experience the sights, sounds, and steamy smells of yesteryear. Just 26 miles north of the city, the Durango Mountain Resort is an all seasons outdoor playground set within the snowcapped San Juan Mountains. Here you can ski the slopes, hike through green trails, or mountain bike along gnarly terrain. The resort is also home to the Purgatory ski area. With over 1,360 skiing acres, the charm laden hub provides plenty of amenities, from restaurants to shops. For golfers, the Hillcrest Golf Club offers 18-holes of scenic golfing bliss. With immaculately groomed greens and mountains views, you can grab a sizzling green chili cheeseburger from the onsite restaurant. For an evening of musicals and drama, take your seat at the city’s beloved Henry Strater Theater.Hotels in
DurangoFrom sprawling ski lodges in the mountains to Victorian downtown digs, there’s a huge choice of hotels in Durango. Luxury comes in many guises, from chandeliered and classical to contemporary and cutting edge. Sumptuous rooms provide stunning scenic views, whilst swimming pools, saunas, and hot tubs provide aprè-ski pampering. The mid-range accommodation offers yet more choice: Pet-friendly ranches swathed in greenery, romantic cabins in alpine seclusion, or the tried and tested comfort of city chain hotels, all generously appointed. You’ll find plenty of cheap hotels in and around Durango too, from budget ski accommodation to thrifty chain motels near the city center. Where to stayFor skiers, the winter paradise of Purgatory is the obvious choice with its many acres of skiing slopes, close proximity to Durango and quaint lodge-like facilities. For many however, Durango City itself ticks all the boxes. Here you’ll find numerous places to eat, shop, play, and sleep, particularly along the city’s bustling thoroughfare, Main Avenue. Set before a mountainous backdrop that beckons adventurers, the historic mining town plays base camp for numerous recreational activities. You’ll be within reach of the San Juan National Forest, the cliff palace at Mesa Verde National Park, and of course the slopes of the San Juan Mountains - just 26 miles north of downtown.How to get to DurangoSituated 19 miles southeast of downtown Durango, The Durango-La Plata County Airport is the main gateway into the Four Corners region. Most visitors will need to connect via a flight from Denver or Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airports, both of which offer direct flights into Durango each day. Once you’ve landed, getting into the city is easy, with numerous taxis and shuttle services available. Some hotels and resorts provide their own transfers for your convenience.