Durango Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Durango with our insider's guide.


With a healthy college population and a generally mild climate, Durango is extremely bike-friendly and a popular destination for single-track...

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Purgatory Resort. This unpretentious ski resort 27 miles north of Durango has plenty of intermediate runs and gladed tree skiing, but what...


In August 2015, the Animas River was flooded with a toxic chemical spill, a byproduct of an abandoned metal mine. According to tests done by...


Dalton Ranch Golf Club. Inspiring views of the Animas River Valley and surrounding San Juans beckon golfers to this semiprivate 18-hole...


Hiking trails are everywhere in and around Durango. Many trailheads at the edges of town lead to backcountry settings, and the San Juan Forest...

Horseback Riding

Rapp Corral. At the entrance to Haviland Lake, about 20 miles north of town, Rapp Corrall offers a variety of trail rides into San Juan National...


Durango Rivertrippers. This outfitter runs two- and four-hour trips down the Animas River. You can up your adrenaline output by swapping the...


East Animas. You'll find some of the best crack and face climbing at East Animas, just a few miles east of town. Don't miss the "Watch Crystal...


Snowmobile Adventures. With access to more than 75 miles of trails traversing mountain passes, old stagecoach roads, and mining sites, Snowmobile...


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