- The list below includes 24 free or cheap things to do in or near Durango, Colorado, including 33 different types of inexpensive activities like Rafting, History Museums, Farms & Ranches and Horseback Riding.
- From San Juan National Forest to Animas River Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Durango.
San Juan National Forest encompasses two alpine wilderness areas located on the southern part of the San Juan Mountains and comprises of many scenic routes, alpine lakes, canyons and multiple archeological sites.
With sections stretching more than 500-miles through the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Trail, has something for every outdoor enthusiast. Visitors can hike, bike, or ride horseback on the trails as they take in the stunning mountain vistas.
Historic Downtown Durango is home to a variety of shops as well as numerous restaurants, breweries, art galleries, museums and more. Many of the old structures dating back to the pioneer days are still standing including the Strater Hotel which was built in 1887.
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303 W College Drive, Durango, CO 81301 MoreLess Info
Mountain Waters Rafting is a local company offering family friendly and adventure whitewater rafting trips coupled with a variety of other outdoor activities such as ziplining, rock climbing, scenic rail rides and more.
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50 Animas View Drive, Durango, CO 81301 MoreLess Info
Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours offer whitewater rafting trips on the three different Colorado rivers namely Animas, San Miguel and Piedra rivers. The trips are also offered along with guided jeep trail tours of the San Juan Mountains.
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479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MoreLess Info
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a heritage railroad which operates between Durango and Silverton on a route which dates back to 1880's and offers beautiful views of the San Juan National Forest. The original 1882 train depot is preserved and still in operation.