Southwest Colorado

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Southwest Colorado - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Canyons of the Ancients National Monument


    Spread across 176,000 acres of arid mesa and canyon country, the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument holds more than 20,000 archaeological...Read More

  • 2. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    The most entertaining way to relive the Old West is to take a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a nine-hour round-trip...Read More

  • 3. San Juan Skyway

    Scenic Drive

    One of the country's most stupendously scenic drives, the 236-mile San Juan Skyway weaves through an impressive series of Fourteeners (peaks...Read More

  • 4. The Colorado Trail


    Junction Creek to Gudy’s Rest Junction Creek is the southern terminus for the Colorado Trail and one of Durango’s best trails for hiking, mountain...Read More

  • 5. Warner Point Nature Trail


    The 1½-mile round-trip hike starts from High Point. It provides fabulous vistas of the San Juan and West Elk mountains and Uncompahgre Valley...Read More

  • 6. Box Cañon Falls

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    One particularly gorgeous jaunt is to Box Cañon Falls, where the turbulent waters of Clear Creek thunder 285 feet down a narrow gorge. A steel...Read More

  • 7. Chasm and Painted Wall Views


    At the heart-in-your-throat Chasm viewpoint, the canyon walls plummet 1,820 feet to the river, but are only 1,100 feet apart at the top. As...Read More

  • 8. Christ of the Mines Shrine

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    If you look north toward Anvil Mountain, you'll see the Christ of the Mines Shrine, the centerpiece of which is a 12-ton statue of Jesus carved...Read More

  • 9. Narrows View


    Look upriver from this North Rim viewing spot and you'll be able to see into the canyon's narrowest section, just a slot really, with only 40...Read More

  • 10. Warner Point

    Nature Sight

    This viewpoint, at the end of the Warner Point Nature Trail, delivers awesome views of the canyon's deepest point (2,722 feet), plus the nearby...Read More

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