Durango: The Old West Meets Nouvelle Cuisine

Nestled between red sandstone bluffs in the Animas River Valley, the charming town of Durango is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and cultural explorers. Just 18 miles from Glacier, this historic mining town is home to world-class attractions, dining, shopping, entertainment, and more. Founded in 1880, Durango is now home to more restaurants per capita than San Francisco: from some of Colorado’s oldest and finest dining establishments to contemporary eateries serving innovative fare, from craft breweries to wine bars. You’ll find state-of-the-art medical facilities, Fort Lewis College, and La Plata County Airport.

This is also home to the original Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and the world-renowned Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. People here take advantage of the wonderful outdoors, whether by riding a cruiser bike through town, joining the Durango Bike Polo League, “surfing” the Animas River, or just strolling along the Animas River Trail. It’s no wonder Durango has been voted one of the “24 Best Places to Live and Work” by Sunset Magazine and a “Best Place to be Finally Free.”