About La Plata County

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In and around Durango:

 Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, offering a variety of scenic train rides throughout the year, along with the Free Railroad Museum. Voted #1 Scenic Train by USA Today Readers Choice 2021

Fort Lewis College, Accredited 4-year Liberal Arts school. Nicknamed "The Campus in the Sky"

Purgatory Ski Resort, less than 30 miles north of Durango. Skiing and snowsports in winter, mountain biking, alpine slide, mountain coaster, and more in summer

Mesa Verde National Park, 35 miles east of Durango. Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, tours, camping

Lake Nighthorse, 5 minutes from town. Watersports, new beach, swimming area, and floating play structure    

Some annual events:

Jan/Feb: Snowdown Winter Festival
May: Durango Wine Experience
July: Durango Fiesta Days (carnival and rodeo)
Aug: San Juan Brewfest
Nov/Dec: Noel Night, Polar Express on the DSNGRR


Downriver from Lake Vallecito, which offers boating, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and camping

Summertime in-town monthly block parties

Small-town feel 15 minutes from Durango

Tri-ethnic community within the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, 24 miles from Durango

Sky Ute Casino Resort offers dining, bowling, and events

Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum

Navajo State Park, boating and watersports

Lake Capote for excellent trout fishing

Tiny unincorporated community about 12 miles from Durango

Home to local favorite Hesperus Ski area

Area north of the town of Durango, in the stunning Animas Valley

Durango Hot Springs, newly remodeled, picturesque resort offering 16 natural mineral hot springs soaking pools, 8 private cedar soaking tubs, and a resort style swimming pool

James Ranch Grill and Market, 10 miles north of Durango. Grill with outdoor seating and amazing views, market, 100% natural meats, cheeses, milk, eggs. Regenerative vegetable and flower garden.
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