Colorado Resort Adventure Guide

Durango - La Plata Co., CO 81301

Population: 12,430 - Elevation: 6,512 - Area Code: 970

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Points of Interest: Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Purgatory Ski Resort, Vallecito Reservoir

Annual Events: NFL Players Ski Race for the Disabled in Mar.; Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in May; Animas River Days Durango, Champion Intl. Whitewater Kayak Slalom Race in June; Music in the Mtns., World Mtn. Bike week in July; Natl. Mtn. Bike Championships in Aug.; Rocky Mtn. Colorfest in Sept.; Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair in Dec. Accomodations: 1,975 units Central Reservations: (800) 962-4077

Visitors Information Chamber of Commerce 111 S. Camino del Rio 247-0312
Hospitals Mercy Med. Center 375 E. Park Ave 247-4311
Airport La Plata County Airport La Plata Field 247-8143
Bus Station Greyhound Bus Lines 275 E. 8th Ave 259-2755
Public Transit Durango LIFT 259-5438
Durango Opportunity Bus 2301 Main Ave 247-3577
Train Depot Narrow Gauge Railroad 479 Main Ave 247-2733
Colleges Fort Lewis College 1000 Rim Dr. 247-7400
Post Office 222 W. 8th Ave 247-3434


Durango Public Library 1188 E. 2nd Ave 385-2970
Southwest Library Syatem 736 Main Ave. 247-4782

Public Golf Courses

Hillcrest Golf Course 2300 Rim Dr 247-1499
Dalton Ranch Gulf Club 589 County Rd 252 247-8774

Recreation Centers Durango Mini Rec. Center 486 Florida Rd 247-9999
Ski Area Purgatory-Durango Ski Res. 175 Beatrice Dr 247-9000
Police Department 385-2900
Fire Department 385-2850
Newspapers Durango Herald 1275 Main Ave 247-3504

Durango was founded in 1880 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway. It has been estimated that over $300 million in gold and silver was shipped over this route.