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Posted by Leland On June - 1 - 2016 0 Comment

From hiking in the San Juan Mountains to fishing in the Animas River, Durango, Colorado is great for people who love the outdoors. Consistently making most writer’s lists of the top places for outdoor recreation, Durango literally offers so many opportunities for outdoor adventure that anyone would be hard pressed to partake in all the Durango area has to offer in one visit. Here is just a sampling of all Durango has to offer people who love the outdoors:


The cold and clear waters of Durango beckon anglers to try their luck for several species of trout. For the weekend fisherman, the section of the 126-mile-long Animas River that flows right through downtown Durango offers an easy fishing adventure. However, for the more serious, the upper and lower reaches of the Animas can take anglers deep into the mountains where there are also numerous alpine lakes to wet their line.

Rafting, Kayaking and Canoeing

Floating the Animas River offers a thrill that only a trip into the wild waters of Colorado can supply. Traveling down from the snow-covered mountain peaks, the rushing waters of the Animas River and its tributaries offer float opportunities for both the experience white-water runner and the novice. For the uninitiated, guides are available to make sure your trip is both safe and memorable.


For almost six months of the year Durango provides opportunities for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. A steady supply of snow from early fall to late spring, joined with first-class winter-sports terrain and breathtaking scenery, places Durango at the top of the best places to ski.

Rock Climbing

In and around Durango, there is no shortage of rock for any climbing-skill level. The area provides some of the most unique geological formations anywhere in the world and there are several popular climbing areas within an hour or two of Durango.

Hiking and Biking

The Durango area literally offers thousands of miles of phenomenal hiking and biking trails. From hiking trails that offer an easy afternoon stroll to scaling rugged Rocky-Mountain peaks, both novice and veteran hikers will easily find a trail to suit their skill set. For the biker, whether you are a mountain maniac or downhill road racer, Durango is a top destination for world-class biking. Offering some of the plant’s best single-track mountain bike trails and scenic road-bike vistas, the Durango area supplies over 2,000 miles of dirt trails along with hundreds of miles of paved roads for riding.

This is a guest post contributed by Durango Colorado Vacations, a vacation rental company in Durango, CO offering vacation rentals.


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